SEGA of America announced today that Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, a modern HD remaster of the original three Super Monkey Ball games (Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe), will launch worldwide across all console and PC platforms on October 5, 2021. Over 300 lovingly recreated levels and mazes, 12 fun minigames, and a delightful cast of characters make their return to the wondrous worlds of Super Monkey Ball in this faithful remaster – perfectly timed to celebrate 20 years of monkey magic.
“We’re thrilled to announce a new Super Monkey Ball at the same time as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this beloved series,” said Toshihiro Nagoshi, SEGA Creative Director and Creator of Super Monkey Ball. “Everyone’s support, especially fans overseas, has been a big encouragement to the development team over the years. We can’t wait to reintroduce the rich world of Super Monkey Ball to a new audience.”
Roll, tilt, and bounce through imaginative worlds as AiAi and his all-star cast of monkey friends race to thwart the nefarious schemes of evil monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon! No banana is safe in this epic new Monkey Ball adventure, featuring modern graphics and features, immersive comic book-style storytelling, 4-player local coop, online challenges and leaderboards, and a barrel’s worth of new playable characters that rekindle the magic of the iconic originals.
“I’m so excited to finally share this news with AiAi fans around the world,” said Masao Shirosaki, Producer/Director of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. “It’s an honor to be a part of such an iconic series with 20 years of history. Super Monkey Ball’s charm and playfulness is deeply rooted in its DNA, and we’re eager for our fans to experience the joy and wonder of the newest adventure.”
There will be a special 20th Anniversary Edition of the game available at retail outlets that includes an art book, reversible cover, collectable sleeve and 10 cosmetic Items.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will release on October 5, 2021 for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
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