Nintendo Direct E3 2019 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie Revealed

In this story from 2019, our writer looks at Banjo and Kazooie being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via DLC.

Published: June 11, 2019 1:44 PM /


Banjo and Kazooie looking happy in their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement during the Nintendo Direct at E3 2019

We saw Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong chilling in their treehouse before something flew past them. We then got the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie character reveal. The pair of classic Rare characters will work together, switching off and executing different moves just as they did in their classic 3D platformers.

As with most character DLCs, a brand-new level is also going to be made available with this piece of DLC: Spiral Mountain!

A shot of the Spiral Mountain stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Spiral Mountain will be included with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie DLC.

As far as levels go, Spiral Mountain provides a challenging arena for players to fight on. The very top of the mountain is ridiculously small in size, so you'll have to be quite careful while moving around lest you go tumbling off the side!

Of course, the level also features several other classic characters from the  Banjo-Kazooie franchise floating around in the background including a certain witch that is a massive pain in the butt. (You know who you are, you pointy-hatted devil you.)

As for Banjo-Kazooie's final smash, they break out the big guns: The Mighty Jinjonator crashes on the field and rapidly dispatches your enemies. If your memory is a bit foggy, this was the same device that ultimately led to the defeat of the witch Grunhilda in the original Banjo-Kazooie game on the Nintendo 64.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie release will be coming in the Fall of 2019. No price has been announced just yet, but you can probably expect it to be the same price as the other DLC character releases we've seen so far, which is $5.99 or as part of the $24.99 Fighters Pass.

What do you think of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Banjo-Kazooie release reveal? Let us know in the comments below! If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2019 Coverage Hub.

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