Rare has said that the small text in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is unlikely to be adjusted to work on standard-definition TVs.
"Unfortunately, this is an issue that doesn't look like it will get changed," apologised Rare community manager George Kelion on NeoGAF.
"I don't want to bore you with the technical side of things (I really don't understand it all myself), but the long and the short of it is that the text you see in the demo will be the same as that which you find in the retail version of the game.
"I'm sorry that we weren't able to address this issue as nothing would please us more than turning all your complaints into gleeful responses, but it's simply something that's too expensive in terms of time, resources and money to alter," he added.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts launches exclusively on Xbox 360 next Friday. The long-awaited update for the series steers away from platforming and into vehicle build-'em-up territory, where besting problems often means a trip to the excellently implemented garage.
Head over to our Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts review to find out more.