SEGA have announced that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on 29th October, 2019 priced at £34.99. PC players can also look forward to a Steam release which is planned for Winter 2019.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz was originally released for the Nintendo Wii back in 2006. The HD upgrade brings updated graphics, optimised control schemes for each platform, a brand-new mini-game Decathalon mode where you complete a set of 10 mini-games in a row and online leaderboards.
Watch the Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD announcement trailer below:
About Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD:
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is Back in HD: Originally released on the Wii in 2006, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD reinvigorates the original game with 100 single-player stages, 10 multi-player mini-games, revamped control schemes, updated graphics, and more.
- Online Leaderboards: A first for the series, players can now compete with others around the world through online leaderboards for single-player Time Attack and the all-new Mini-Game Decathalon Score Attack modes.
- No Monkey Business – Play Your Way: Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. With uniquely optimized control schemes for each platform, everyone from first-time rollers to world-record holders can jump right in to the fun!
Banana Blitz wasn’t the best entry in the series but I’m guessing SEGA picked it because it was the easiest of the previous games to port. I’d love to see remasters of the original Super Monkey Ball and the sequel Super Monkey Ball 2 which were released on the Nintendo GameCube. Of course a brand new entry into the series would also be very welcome.