Rare has added a Banjo Kazooie reference into Sea of Thieves to celebrate the iconic platformer's 20 year anniversary. It's called the "Bird and Bear Figurehead", and is a cool, but fairly reserved nod to one of Rare's most beloved games.
You can pick up the Bird and Bear Figurehead for 1998 gold (a throwback to the year Banjo Kazooie debuted on Nintendo 64), from the game's shipwright. Rare has confirmed that the Banjo-themed item is now available in Sea of Thieves:
Due to a delay, the #SeaOfThieves servers will be back online at 3PM BST. Have a look through the patch notes while you wait. Are you ready to pick up the Bear and Bird figurehead for 1998 gold? https://t.co/mskY0MoZLq pic.twitter.com/aTAzsrfHjISea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) July 4, 2018
In case you didn't know, developer Rare is responsible for both Sea of Thieves and Banjo Kazooie. The seasoned studio also released the likes of 007 Goldeneye, Donkey Kong Country and Perfect Dark. Its latest game, Sea of Thieves, released earlier this year, and has been receiving regular updates since.
The Hungering Deep was the most recent major update to the game, and added new riddles to solve, instruments to use, and questlines to follow. There is a new expansion set to arrive this month in the form of Cursed Sails, with another expansion called Forsaken Shores set to arrive in September. Details for both are pretty scarce at present, though we do have a brief trailer which was shown during Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 Press conference.
For more on Sea of Thieves, including some tips on how to get started, head over to our Sea of Thieves Guides Hub. For those of you who've spent a little more time with the game, check out our Sea of Thieves Hungering Deep Guides Hub for info on how to solve all riddles, find Merrick's, and more, in the Hungering Deep Expansion.