Rare's Banjo statue survived Storm Ciara, but Kazooie wasn't so lucky


She should’ve taken shelter in Banjo’s backpack

Whenever a major storm makes headlines, I’m bound to run across entirely too much footage of stomach-turning airplane landings, and I just can’t with that, you know? Storm Ciara is no exception.

The UK has been battling harsh winds, and over the weekend, they took a toll on a prized possession at Rare’s office. The studio itself is “unscathed,” but Storm Ciara managed to break the Kazooie statue.

The studio got by unscathed but #StormCiara did claim a few casualties on its way through the Rare grounds yesterday. Thanks weather! pic.twitter.com/l9yvIZ5m5s

— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) February 10, 2020

Banjo, on the other hand, is busy grinning like a madman, ready to collect your soul.

Update: Kazooie has been rescued for repair and will be back to eyeing everyone sassily as they drive into the car park soon.

Also, Banjo is okay. pic.twitter.com/M2pVXiMTN8

— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) February 10, 2020

For better or worse, the statue looks like it’s straight out of a late-’90s time capsule.