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Banjo-Threeie

Teased officially by name during the finale of Banjo-Tooie, the next proper installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series was planned for the Gamecube before development shifted to the Xbox following Microsoft's acquisition of Rare. Efforts to keep the platforming genre viable saw Banjo-Threeie treading familiar ground as a pseudo-remake of Banjo-Kazooie with added twists, to bouts of innovation that would inspire the likes of Banjo-Kazoomie among others. Branching out from its traditional platforming roots, these ideas would eventually culminate in the Xbox 360 title, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.