Welcome to Chapter Select Season Three-ie!
Logan and I are thrilled to be exploring the Banjo-Kazooie series for the third season of Chapter Select. It’s been a long time coming, but it is still a shorter turn around than a proper Banjo-Tooie sequel.
As for this season’s slate of episodes, here is the order we have for Season 3:
- Episode 1 – Banjo-Kazooie (Nintendo 64), releasing on May 18, 2022 with special guest Michael Koczwara.
- Episode 2 – Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360), releasing on June 1, 2022 with special guest Michael Ruiz.
- Episode 3 – Banjo-Tooie (Nintendo 64), releasing on June 15, 2022 with special guest Brian Henken.
- Episode 4 – Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge (Game Boy Advance), releasing on June 29, 2022.
- Episode 5 – Conker’s Bad Fur Day (Nintendo 64), releasing on July 13, 2022.
This season has the highest ratio of guests to episodes so far in the show’s history. While tied with Season 1 – Paper Mario with three guests, there’s more variety to go around this season. We are stoked for the voices you’ll hear alongside Logan’s and my own as we explore Banjo-Kazooie.
The art this season was a challenge for me. I’ll save the deep dive for the “look back” post when Season 3 wraps up, but I was heavily inspired by my own Wiki Stories and the recent emoji kick I have been on. It’s like I just discovered the variety emoji have. 👀 Finding the font designed by Oakland Elliff gave the art the final push it needed.
The teaser we released is one of my favorite ideas come to life. It would not have been possible without the technical prowess and knowhow of Michael Koczwara. I am eternally in his debt for bringing my whacky idea to life.
I hope you are as excited for Season 3: Banjo-Kazooie as I am. The first episode will be launching next Wednesday, with new episodes following in a fortnightly manner. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!
Update (8/5/2022): I added the Conker’s Bad Fur Day episode. At the time of publication, this episode was a secret. We wanted to surprise listeners with a bonus episode.