Rare just dropped us a line to let us know that the second game in their bear and bird buddy game Banjo-Tooie will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade in April, with added ties to Banjo-Kazooie.
Not only with the Xbox Live Arcade version of Banjo-Tooie be a faithful recreation of the original Nintendo 64 title, 4J studios is actually making it even more faithful by implementing the Stop 'n' Swop features that never made it into the sequel.
4J Studios have dredged the Banjo team's collective memory and implemented the original plan for Stop 'n' Swop, for the first time on any platform ever and after many long years of waiting. Without going into too much detail, the Stop 'n' Swop items collected in Banjo-Kazooie will 'magically' appear in Tooie, resulting in... well, you'll just have to find out. What could be cooler than that? Nothing, that's what - not even Kazooie turning into a dragon.
Cooler than Kazooie's secret dragon transformation? There is no way. It must be lies.