The official Super Monkey Ball Youtube account has revealed that the legendary culture icon, Hello Kitty, will be joining the playable roster of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania as paid DLC. Needless to say, we have quite the diverse melting pot of characters unexpectedly joining this game. From Yakuza protagonist Kazuma Kiryu to Hello Kitty, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is giving Smash Bros. a run for its money.
You can view the announcement trailer for Hello Kitty in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania below:
Hello Kitty will be purchasable for $4.99 when the game launches.
This game brings back elements from the Super Monkey Ball franchise’s past that many have been longing for well over a decade as it contains remasters of Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. This package contains over 300 levels and 12 minigames for veterans and newcomers to sink dozens of hours into. In addition, the remastered effort has been faithfully developed as an enhanced version of the original with new graphics and content.
The latest entries of the Super Monkey Ball franchise have not been particularly well-received by fans; in fact, the majority, if not all of the titles post Gamecube era, have received overwhelmingly negative reactions from the fanbase. In a similar vein to Sonic Mania, perhaps, this package likely aims to be a soft reboot for the Super Monkey Ball franchise, and what better method of doing so than delving back in the past to revive the glory days?
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 5, 2021.
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