E3 2021: Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

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The ball rolling, course tilting, maze clearing classic, Super Monkey Ball, is sliding onto consoles and PC with the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, a modern HD remaster of the original three games, on Oct. 5, 2021. With more than 300 recreated levels and mazes, as well as 12 minigames and a cast of delightful characters, this collection is 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.”

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“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.”

From producer SEGA:

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.

The Standard edition will retail for $39.99 USD on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, and for $29.99 USD on Steam. A Digital Deluxe edition featuring six additional classic character skins, three legendary console skins, 10 customizable items and classic soundtrack will retail for $49.99 USD. There will also 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.

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