Fans of the Banjo-Kazooie series are in for a treat here! There’s finally some new Banjo & Kazooie merchandise, and it comes in the form of a (surprisingly well-made) amiibo figurine. Here’s some even better news: Banjo & Kazooie’s Figure Player is solid. Not top-tier, by any means, but solid. It does have a few disappointing tendencies, unfortunately, but it’s nothing too bad. In case you were wondering, we were able to datamine Banjo & Kazooie’s amiibo file a while back, so that’s how we’re able to publish an accurate training guide so soon. Don’t forget to bookmark this page for when the Banjo & Kazooie amiibo is released for real!
Thanks to jozz, who was able to provide us with character IDs, we’ve been able to access the Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo files three months early. Which means we’ll have plenty of time to get fully accurate training guides all done up before the figures are even released! This follows Joker and Hero being spoofed two months early. Needless to say, we’re going to be working hard training up these new characters and seeing what they can do. Stay tuned for updates!
Nintendo recently announced the release dates of the Banjo & Kazooie, Terry Bogard, and Byleth amiibo figures: March 26, 2021! That’s not as long a wait as we originally thought, so pretty soon we’re going to be hard at work labbing these new characters for three brand-new training guides!
It’s important to note that preliminary AI for Banjo, Terry, and Byleth already exists in the game’s files, but is only accessible via Switch modifications. We can’t use this AI to make training guides early, because it’s entirely possible that the developers update this AI before the amiibo are officially released. Instead, we’ll have to wait until the amiibo functionality is patched in. We’ll still get the guides out early, so no worries! In the meantime, we’re here today to make a few bold predictions about how these new characters might function. Of course, it’s possible that all of these predictions are totally off-base, but it’ll be interesting to go back and read this post again a few months in the future. Let’s see how accurate these wind up being!