Previously, whispers of a new Super Monkey Ball game were swirling around, along with hearsay that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz would receive a HD remake. As it turns out, those two rumors were actually one and the same!
Today, SEGA officially revealed that Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball would be heading to Switch and PS4 on 31 October 2019 in Japan. The ‘new’ game is in fact a complete modern remake of 2006’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii) – with new UI, cleaner textures, and more new features.
Check out some screenshots below, along with a comparison of the new game with its original Wii release.
New Monkey Ball! 🐵
But it's a remake of Banana Blitz… 🙊
(left, 2006 for Wii. right, Switch/PS4 version) pic.twitter.com/Mt2WDLBAwj
— Tom Phillips (@tomphillipsEG) July 16, 2019
For now, SEGA has not announced plans to bring this remake over to the West – although we’ll probably hear something soon. We’ll report back when we hear more.