Banjo-Kazooie Composer Grant Kirkhope released a 10-track album featuring remixed versions of the original songs from 1998.
The new album, titled Banjo-Kazooie Rejiggyed, was reported by VGC and features modern remixes of themes like Gobi’s Valley, Freezeey Peak, Click Clock Wood, and more.
This album release comes as fans of Banjo-Kazooie Learned that the classic platform game N64 will be available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online N64 library. The game’s original developer, Rare, released a statement that said:
“It’s a pleasure to introduce the Bear and the Bird to Nintendo’s latest console, offering another modern way (alongside Xbox Game Pass and Rare Replay) to savor its many collectibles and eyes. wide open. “
Banjo-Kazooie was first released on the N64 in 1998. The platformer gained wide acclaim from critics and consumers alike and spawned two console sequels and two portable versions. One of the things that really caught people’s attention was the iconic soundtrack for the game, so fans will be excited to be able to dive into it now.
Although developer Rare is owned by Microsoft, the company has worked with Nintendo to bring both titular duo Banjo and Kazooie, and Minecraft Steve to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as part of the game’s DLC.
Kirkhope was brought on board to compose new Banjo-Kazooie music when the duo were added to the Smash Bros. roster, making Kirkhope one of the first Western composers to make music not only for Smash Bros but also for Nintendo’s famous mascot, Mario.
The album, Banjo-Kazooie Rejiggyed, can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.
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