While it’s true that three Banjo-Kazooie console games exist, the series never saw a true third entry. Rare mixed things up completely with the Xbox 360’s “Nuts & Bolts” by removing practically all platforming elements that had become a staple in the franchise.
The chances of Banjo-Kazooie returning to Nintendo platforms are very low at the moment. Microsoft owns the IP after all. But that doesn’t mean hopes and dreams have to die!
Series composer and ex-Rare employee Grant Kirkhope recently appeared on Game Grumps and relayed a desire to have former staffers reunite, form a new company, and make Banjo-Kazooie 3 for Nintendo on Wii U.
“I keep wishing that all the ex-Rare staffers would just get together and form a company, and go to Nintendo and say ‘give us the money. We’ll make you Banjo 3 for the Wii U’ or whatever. …Just make Banjo 3 like it should have been made back then and it would be great, and it would be great on Wii U, and all the ex-Rare guys would be together again all happy and kissing each other. … I just keep thinking we should just give it a try.”