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Banjo-Tooie on XBLA next year

And Banjo-Kazooie dated for Nov 26

The Xbox Live Arcade re-release of N64 classic Banjo-Kazooie will be up for download from November 26, Microsoft has confirmed.

The original N64 game arrives on XBLA two weeks after 360 entry Nuts & Bolts hits the shops, sharing links to the old game through the revamped "Stop 'n' Swop mode", which unlocks new goodies in Nuts & Bolts.

It's also been revealed that -as rumoured - the massively overlooked sequel Banjo-Tooie will also be hitting Xbox Live early next year, so there's a chance for those of you who missed it to have a go.

Both games will be yours for 1200 Microsoft points (about £9). And if you don't want to pay that, the pre-order campaign - which gives you a code to download Banjo for free before Nuts & Bolts' release - is still open for business.

Read our hands-on impressions with Nuts & Bolts here.