Microsoft has announced that Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will be released in the US on 14th November and confirmed to Eurogamer that it will be out here on the same day.

The announcement also reveals that the Xbox Live Arcade version of the original N64 Banjo-Kazooie will launch "a couple of weeks after", implying a 26th November date for general consumption.

Those who pre-order in the US will get advanced access, however, once Nuts & Bolts ships to players for the 14th. We're checking on European options.

As we revealed yesterday, Rare and Microsoft hope to release a downloadable demo of Nuts & Bolts before the game is released.

You can also click through there to uncover more details about how the "Stop 'N' Swop" feature - a dormant relic of the N64 era, retooled - will allow players of both games to unlock extra content.

Oh, and while we're on about Banjo, be sure to check out our exclusive Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts hands-on with single-player and multiplayer from yesterday - and keep your eyes open for more Rare-related treats today.

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