Nintendo reunites Rare family in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and drops nostalgic bomb with awesome parody of King K. Rool’s trailer

For the first time since Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie is on the same game system as his Donkey Kong counterparts

Posted by Nico 'SuperQue' Smith • June 12, 2019 at 4:01 p.m. PDT

Finally after leaks, speculation, and lots of hopeful fans, Nintendo rewarded its fans with the inclusion of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

After what seemed to be the end of the E3 Nintendo Direct, there was a surprise. Nintendo had already shown a trailer for Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The déjà vu hit as soon as the setting was revealed. Only difference this time was the presence of King K. Rool in the infamous Kong hideout.

We saw the King K. Rool trailer titled "The Rivals" with both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong screaming once K. Rool was revealed. This is due to the fact that they have always been enemies and rivals.

Banjo’s trailer was titled "Best Friends" because they were all created by Rare. Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and King K. Rool joined together to cheer when he was revealed this time, sealing the Rare connection.

This made this scene more of a family reunion than a threatening situation. There was no rivalry this time.


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After the puzzle piece bounced across the screen, you felt the excitement build. Next thing you know, the Donkey Kong crew plus one peered out the window to see who was disturbing their peaceful sleep.

Lo and behold, the silhouette of Banjo and Kazooie stood tall. Unfortunately, just like with King K. Rool in his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer, the silhouette was only an impostor pretending.

Last time we saw King Dedede pretending to be King K. Rool only to be swatted out the way by the real King K. Rool. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong weren't too happy to see their old rival, but the fans sure were.

Duck Hunt would burst out laughing at his shocking impersonation, only for Banjo-Kazooie to swoop in and take their newfound home in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Seeing the Rare family finally reunited in what seemed impossible for years sparks feelings of pure nostalgia. After many saying for years how perfect he was for the Super Smash Bros. franchise, after never getting a sequel game despite the success and acclaim for the Banjo-Kazooie game, this was the ultimate vindication.

The Rare family would once again be whole, on console and in our hearts.

Check out the awesome trailer for the latest announced character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Below you can watch the King K. Rool trailer and see how the two trailers directly correlate.

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