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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD release date confirmed

Sega reveals a release date and gameplay trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. 

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

Sega reveals a release date and gameplay trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. 

Sega has confirmed that the HD remaster of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 29, 2019.

As the title suggests, the game – which was originally released for the Nintendo Wii in 2006 – features updated 1080p HD graphics, and runs at 60fps. Thankfully, Banana Blitz‘s original motion controls have been exchanged for traditional analog thumbstick inputs.

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The game features 100 single-player levels, and 10 multiplayer mini-games including Monkey Target, Monkey Race, Monkey Bowling, and Monkey Wars. Online leaderboards are another new addition. Take a look at the game’s brand new gameplay trailer to see AiAi in action.

It’s all good stuff, with the only problem being that Sega has chosen the wrong game to remaster. If we could choose. If we could dream. It would be for a remake of the 2001 Nintendo GameCube launch title. Still, fans who pre-order Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD‘s physical release can console themselves with a sheet of free stickers featuring AiAi and friends.


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