Jet set radio Protagonist Beat will appear in the upcoming one Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as a playable character, Sega announced this morning.
Similar to the rest of Super Monkey Ball‘s ape cast, Beat is thankfully confined to a see-through sphere and rendered in an adorable chibi style as he romps through the game’s tilting environments. Banana mania the levels apparently also change when it is selected; The reveal trailer features the game’s ubiquitous banana collectibles, which have been replaced with aerosol cans, in homage to Beat’s original street graffiti-inspired franchise.
Sega’s announcement also notes that Beat will be available in the basic version and unlockable through normal gameplay, with no downloadable content required.
While he is loved by his fan base, Super Monkey Ball was on shaky ground after its 2012 release Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz for the PlayStation Vita. Sega’s balanced platform series went through a seven-year drought prior to 2019 Super Monkey Ball: Banana Flash HD remastered the Wii game of the same name, Received praise to jerk the motion control of the original.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is supposed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It features over 300 levels and mini-games from the first three parts, all of which have been updated and redesigned in a brand new story mode, as well as new assistant options like a jump button and slow motion.
“We are very happy to have a new one Super Monkey Ball At the same time we are celebrating the anniversary of this popular series, ”said Sega Creative Director and Super Monkey Ball Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi said when Banana mania
Beat is the only one Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Guest character officially announced so far, but when official website leaks and Teaser in previous trailers are all you can imagine, he could eventually be accompanied by Sega mascots Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania will be released on October 5th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Switch and Steam.