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Rare Will Fix Tiny 'Banjo: Nuts & Bolts' SD Text, After All

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Last week, we reported that the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts was plagued with a particularly annoying problem for those still stuck with standard-definition televisions in the HD Era: the in-game text is so tiny it’s almost illegible. Rare’s initial response? “Tough cookies,” more or less, as a representative stated that it’s “simply something that’s too expensive in terms of time, resources, and money to alter.”

Well it seems they’ve now managed to find extra time, resources, and money, because Rare has officially changed their stance and announced there will be a patch to fix the tiny text soon after the game releases.

“It has come to our attention that people are experiencing subtitle readability issues with Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on Standard Definition TVs,” a statement on the official Banjo-Kazooie blog reads. “We would like to assure you that contrary to earlier reports, we are aware of the issue and currently working on a title update to be released within the next 30 days that will fix it for those with Standard Definition TVs. We’re committed to ensuring all fans of the franchise are able to have the best experience possible with Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.”

“Subtitle readability issues”? Was “absurdly tiny text” deemed too blunt to say? Regardless, it’s nice to know gamers with SD sets won’t go blind trying read Banjo’s dialogue when the game releases next week.

Last Updated: November 11, 2008


  1. doobiwan

    November 11, 2008 at 14:36

    Lovely game, but I wish they’d have used voices.


  2. ewie

    November 11, 2008 at 14:52

    Waiting for my pre-order from Nz, apparently the n64 banjo xbla game port is a masterpiece, can’t wait to try it out as


  3. Chevron

    November 11, 2008 at 16:09



  4. doobiwan

    November 11, 2008 at 18:24

    So I can play it with my kid. He’s only 4 so he can’t read yet.


  5. Wesley

    November 12, 2008 at 08:07

    I got an HD tv so im not botherd anyways it isnt like most of us here have LIVE to download the patch later anyways


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