We were treated to a lot of information during this morning’s E3 presentation from Nintendo. Among this came the news that Banjo-Kazooie will be joining the fray of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from this fall.

The trailer showed a bewildered Donkey Kong as he stared at an apparent silhouette of Banzo-Kazooie, which was revealed to be something else entirely. It was a nice trick that paid off since the bird-and-bear duo then did make a surprise appearance.

Fans will remember Banjo the bear and his bird friend, Kazooie, as the stars in a series of games that began on the Nintendo 64. Did you know that Banjo was actually first introduced in Diddy Kong Racing for Nintendo 64? Still, the kind-hearted character is best known for joining up with his wise-cracking sidekick in the 1998 Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie. The beloved pair has remained inseparable since, using an arsenal of acrobatic and egg-shooting moves to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles and locate golden puzzle pieces.

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