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

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