Banjo-Tooie is a 3D platformer for the Nintendo 64 and (to be released) on the Xbox Live Arcade, developed by Rareware, published by Nintendo (N64 version) or Microsoft Game Studios (Xbox Live Arcade version). The game was designed by Gregg Mayles and Steve Malpass and composed by Grant Kirkhope. It was released on November 27, 2000 in Japan, November 19, 2000 in North America, and April 12, 2001 in Europe. On the Xbox Live Arcade version, it will be released in early 2009. It was rated E by the ESRB and G8+ by the OFLC.