Be on the lookout for Banjo-Kazooie and Street Fighter HD Remix this week

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Two classic games come out this week that you ought to grab if you’re into retro gaming (Retronauts is one of my favorite podcasts, by the way). Both Banjo-Kazooie and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix come out for Xbox Live Arcade. (Street Fighter comes out for the PSN, too.) This years marks the 10 year anniversary of Banjo-Kazooie, while Street Fighter is old as dirt (but still good). Both games are out on Wednesday.

Banjo-Kazooie is more or less a straight port, but one with a resolution bump. That, and the eggs and keys from the game’s Stop N Swop actually work in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, which is a fine game in its own right.

Meanwhile, Street Fighter not only sees a resolution bump, but all new sprites have been drawn, making the characters resemble their anime incarnations, which is terrific.

What could be better than 2D Street Fighter in 1080p? A one-way trip to Rio de Janeiro, maybe, but that’s about it.

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