First off, F YEAH!
We got a small whiff of what Rare was cooking in their VIP barns when they showed a teaser for what looked like a new Banjo title around X06. Well now they’ve gone and given us a taste of Nuts & Bolts. Slowly, things have made themselves clearer in the past few days. Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts isn’t a racer as was speculated upon when two screenshots showed up on the internets depicting Banjo in a variety of vehicles. Actually, I think it would be more accurate to say that its not entirely a racer, but not entirely a platformer.
Now there are dozens of screenshots, an official press release, and even a video or two. According to Rare, they’ve gone and made a new type of game with Nuts & Bolts, some kind of a vehicular platforming adventure. Basically theres good old fashioned Banjo platforming with the addition of customizable vehicles that help you complete objectives in order to keep the ownership deeds to Spiral Mountain. I could go on about the new art style, incredible graphics, and the deep vehicle customization mechanic, but instead I’ll let the the screens and videos speak for themselves.
Nuts & Bolts is set to ship this November.