It’s been a long time since Super Monkey Ball has graced our television screens. 13 years since the last release, to be exact. I’m not including the Vita’s release, or the Wii Balance Board release. Sega has decided it’s time to bring the franchise back though, with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. The title is a remaster of 2006’s Wii release of the same name, but this time it will be releasing for consoles outside of the Nintendo family.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 29th. For the first time in the franchise, Banana Blitz HD will feature online leaderboards for single-player Time Attack and Mini-Game Decathalon Score Attack modes. Additionally, each platform will feature unique and optimized control schemes depending on where you’re playing. We’re assuming this means that Joycons and motion controls will be active on Switch, and the Dualshock 4 can be used for motion controls on PlayStation 4, but we should know more closer to launch.
All 100 single-player stages, and 10 multiplayer mini-games will be included alongside the revamped visuals. The multiplayer mini-games are included as part of the Mini-Game Decathalon mode where players must complete 10 mini-games in a row. There’s a new launch trailer which can be seen below, and be sure to keep checking back with us for more new info as we get closer to launch.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches October 29th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Preorders are available here.