Banjo-Kazooie finally returns to Nintendo consoles tomorrow

Nintendo of America announced that Rare’s Nintendo 64 classic Banjo-Kazooie will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack tomorrow, January 20.

Since launching in October last year, the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier has only received one new N64 game, Paper Mario, which was added in December. Banjo-Kazooie will mark the second time an N64 game has been added to the service, which costs an additional £17 per year over Nintendo’s standard Switch Online subscription.

Nintendo originally announced that Banjo-Kazooie would be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online+ expansion pack in September, whereas at the time Rare said “it’s a delight to introduce the bear and the bird to Nintendo’s latest console, providing another modern way (alongside XboxGamePass and Rare Replay) to savor its many collectibles and googly eyes .”

Here is the full list of Nintendo 64 games that will be available to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members after tomorrow:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Doctor Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • paper mario
  • Sin and punishment
  • Star fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Reclaim
  • Yoshi’s story

Nintendo has have been tight-lipped about which game they might add to the service next, however, it’s believed that at least 38 games are planned for the service, thanks to data mining and user analysis from Twitter MondoMega.


Timothy C. Mayo