Sega has just dropped the very first gameplay trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD and released more details about this manic monkey remaster.
We first reported on the news that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz is getting an HD remaster back at the beginning of July. Now, Sega has confirmed this news with a screwball gameplay trailer and a bunch of information on the new title. Originally launched on the Nintendo Wii, this ballsy party platformer put players in the shoes of Aiai, Meemee, Baby, and Gongon as they race around the world in an effort to recapture the Golden Banana Bunch from an evil pirate.
Bigger! Better! Banana-er?!
Unfortunately, the last entry in the Super Monkey Ball franchise didn’t get as big an audience as it deserved in 2006. Now it’s back on 29 October with upgraded graphics and Sega hasn’t just confirmed the HD graphics regrade. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD now comes to PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4 at 60FPS. Each platform has an individually tweaked control scheme with the weird motion control system of the 480p version removed.
Banana Blitz’s team of silly apes will skid across 100 single-player stages and 10 multi-player mini-games and they hunt for the Golden Banana. In a first for the series, this online option will allow a bunch of leaderboards to slot into the game. Single Player Time Attack and a brand new Mini-Game Decathalon Score Attack mode make it into the HD remaster.
With all this confirmed, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD seems tempting at $39.99 on consoles. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD will be available digitally across all platforms and pre-orders are already available for the physical edition. You’ll even get a sticker sheet featuring AiAi and friends if you’re so inclined. You can find out more about the title on the official website now.