Rare has announced that Banjo-Tooie will be released on Xbox Live Arcade in April following the release of the original Banjo-Kazooie through the download service late last year.

According to Rare, the team porting the game, 4J Studios, has also taken the opportunity to incorporate the Stop 'n' Swop feature. "Stop 'n' Swop items collected in Banjo-Kazooie will 'magically' appear in Tooie, resulting in... well, you'll just have to find out. What could be cooler than that? Nothing, that's what - not even Kazooie turning into a dragon," the developer said in an email.

Rare is also currently working through a 14-strong shortlist of the best user-made vehicles for Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and if you took part and end up winning you'll be notified through the email address associated with your Xbox Live gamertag.

The developer plans to release more details of how the winning gizmos will be exhibited next month.

Check out our Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and Banjo-Kazooie XBLA reviews if you haven't already.

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