Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear characters launch on October 5
Sega announced on Thursday that its Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania game will add Sega consoles Dreamcast, Saturn, and Game Gear as playable characters at the game’s launch on October 5 for US$4.99.
The game will also add Hello Kitty, Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower, Beat from Jet Set Radio, and Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza series at the game’s launch. The game will add Morgana from Persona 5 on November 2 and Suezo from Monster Rancher on October 19.
Sega will launch Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania — an HD remaster of the Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe games in a single compilation — on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC via Steam on October 5.
Sega describes the game:
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.
Sega will release a digital deluxe edition of the game that includes six extra classic character skins, three “legendary console” skins, 10 customizable Items, and a soundtrack. A special 20th anniversary edition of the game at retail outlets will include an art book, reversible cover, collectable sleeve, and 10 cosmetic items.