Microsoft, keen to ensure gamers pre-order the latest iteration of Banjo-Kazooie, are offering gamers the chance to download the original for free meaning they will get two games for the price of one.

Gamers who buy the latest game from participating retailers will be able to download the original Banjo-Kazooie for free via Xbox Live Arcade.

According to Microsoft, pre-ordering the game gives a 2-week head start on the Arcade title and the opportunity to take advantage of "Stop N’ Swop" before anyone else.

The "Stop N’ Swop" area in "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts" rewards players’ accomplishments in the new game with extra content and features in the Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

The game is expected on the Xbox 360 console on the 14 November.

UPDATE: It seems Microsoft in the UK was a little quick out of the blocks and sent us this statement following our story:

"Please note that specific UK pre-order details are still to be finalised. We will of course continue to keep you updated on any 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' related news."