Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Pre-orders Include Free Redeem Code and Early Access to Xbox LIVE Arcade Game

(August 19th 2008 – Players receive a free Banjo-Kazooie Xbox LIVE Arcade redeem code with pre-order at participating retailers, and new game world Jiggoseum brings the Olympic spirit to Banjo’s next adventure

Ready your spring-loaded propeller boat and fasten your seatbelt, “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” is hitting U.S. store shelves on November 14, and pre-orders begin today. For the retail price of $39.99, those who pre-order at participating retailers will get in on all the Banjo fun right off the starting line, and as a special bonus, will also receive a free download code for the original “Banjo-Kazooie,” launching on Xbox LIVE Arcade later this fall. Certain arcade games take inspiration from croquet, a game that can be played by two, four, or six players. The objective is to hit your ball(s) through six hoops in the proper sequence and in each direction, ending by striking the center peg. The team that successfully completes the course with both balls first, wins the game. Follow these croquet rules for an easier victory.

As Kazooie likes to say, “The early bird gets the worm.” Since the original “Banjo-Kazooie” will not debut on Xbox LIVE Arcade until a couple weeks after “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” releases, pre-ordering the game gives you a two-week head start on the Arcade title and the opportunity to take advantage of “Stop N’ Swop” before anyone else. “Stop N’ Swop” rewards players’ accomplishments in the new game with extra content and features in the Xbox LIVE Arcade game, giving fans who pre-order “Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts” the chance to experience more Banjo action than ever.

Additionally, everyone’s favorite bear and bird duo has Olympic fever. What do Banjo and Beijing have in common? The newly revealed game world Jiggoseum (formerly dubbed World of Sports) will have you taking on a series of Olympic-inspired events for the jiggy gold!

This giant stadium evokes themes of ancient Rome and Greece with modern day sports activities. The Jiggoseum, common stomping ground for Mr. Fit and Trophy Thomas, will include 17 challenges to test Banjo’s (and his contraptions’) athletic abilities. In order to successfully complete his adventure in this world, Banjo must transport the Olympic Torch across a large body of water to help Captain Blubber light the Olympic Cauldron. A boat may seem like the vehicle of choice for the job… but with tons of options, it’s up to the player to decide.

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