Banjo-Kazooie originally featured Dinger the Dog as a companion
Posted on August 4, 2015 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Banjo-Kazooie originally featured a very different partner. As revealed by former Rare staffer Gregg Mayles, Dinger the Dog was planned as Banjo’s partner during the game’s early days.
— Gregg Mayles (@Ghoulyboy) August 4, 2015
Steve Mayles, who was also working at Rare during Banjo-Kazooie’s development, mentioned that Dinger’s origins go back to the SNES. For those who are unaware, the studio was creating “Project Dream” for the SNES before it eventually became Banjo-Kazooie on the N64.
— Steve Mayles (@WinkySteve) August 4, 2015