If you asked us what announcements from the Nintendo Direct showcase at E3 2021 caught us off our guards the most, the answer's easy: the Super Monkey Balls games getting a modern HD remaster treatment.
Say Hello to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
SEGA's announcement as part of the Nintendo Direct showcase at E3 2021 was definitely a highlight in its own little way.
While some were busy reeling in from all the crazy game announcements like all the Xbox Game Pass titles being available at launch and more, SEGA gave audiences something that they definitely didn't know that they needed. Super Monkey Ball mania is a collection of all the Super Monkey Ball games that will release as part of the series' 20th anniversary this 2021.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will compile Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe all under one title.
All three games will be remastered to look and play better on modern video game platforms. In addition to this, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will also be adding a suite of new features. This includes 4-player local co-op, more playable characters, as well as online challenges, and even a leaderboard, among others.
Just like the original platforms, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will follow the journey of AiAi and his friends. The game will feature more than 300 remastered levels and 12 mini-games. The remastered collection will also include more ways to customize characters and items, making it the perfect way for fans of the quirky platformer to relive their younger days.
At the same time, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will also help introduce the series to a new generation of gamers and those who missed out years ago.
When Is the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Release Date?
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will launch on October 5, 2021. It will be available on the Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, as well as the PC and of course, the Nintendo Switch.
Those who can't wait for the game to release on October 5, 2021, can pre-order the game right now. You can choose from two different editions. The more expensive Digital Deluxe edition will add the original soundtrack and more customization items on top of the base game.
SEGA will also be releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition for collectors. It will come with an art book and collectible sleeve, among others.