Before the shock announcement of Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania throughout Nintendo’s E3 2021 showcase, there hadn’t been very a lot for followers of the Super Monkey Ball collection to sink their tooth into over the previous a number of years. While the upcoming Monkey Ball title is simply an HD rerelease of the primary three Monkey Ball video games, it is nonetheless proof that the collection is alive and nicely within the thoughts of SEGA. What’s extra, the colourful forged of visitor characters which were introduced for the sport since its reveal has followers hoping that the sport will proceed to obtain help and new characters in the same approach to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
So far within the two months following Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania‘s E3 announcement, SEGA has revealed 5 visitor characters throughout 4 discrete franchises. With new reveals coming what looks like each few weeks, the sport’s roster is starting to resemble that of Super Smash Bros. and different main online game crossover titles. This is thrilling for followers of the collection as new characters are all the time welcome, nevertheless it’s hopefully, additionally drawing new followers to the title as they need to see their favourite characters roll round in little capsule balls.
There Will Always Be More Characters to Add to Monkey Ball
Although crossovers aren’t solely new to the Super Monkey Ball collection, there have not been fairly as many introduced earlier than launch as with Banana Mania. Similar to the Smash Bros. core roster initially consisting of solely Nintendo IPs, Banana Mania is sticking with among the greatest SEGA characters from at present reminiscent of Kiryu from the Yakuza collection in addition to older well-liked characters like Beat from Jet Set Radio. If Monkey Ball creates the largest SEGA crossover recreation by including new characters each few months, then it may begin branching out by together with different non-SEGA IPs.
The potentialities for who may very well be included are seemingly limitless. Obviously, characters like Sonic and Tails had been shoo-ins, however including Persona 5‘s Morgana alongside somebody as critical as Kiryu implies that Monkey Ball is not afraid to get slightly bizarre with its picks. It may very well be attention-grabbing to see characters from different main publishers like Capcom or Komani be added. Imagine Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil working inside a ball proper subsequent to Alucard from Castlevania. It could be wild, however it could additionally draw loads of new followers to the Monkey Ball collection for its nature as a crossover alone.
The Joy of Monkey Ball Crossovers
At the tip of the day, folks take pleasure in seeing their favourite characters featured in crossover occasions as a result of it causes new followers to change into invested in each franchises. Plus, with something as enjoyable as Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, it is good to see critical characters like Kiryu be concerned with one thing slightly bit extra lighthearted. It’s the same motive why video games like Mario Kart are enjoyable to consider within the fiction of the Mario world: all of the characters bury their variations for an excellent time driving round some go-carts.
Hopefully, extra characters are introduced to be coming to Banana Mania quickly to carry much more IPs, SEGA or in any other case, to the desk for some Monkey Ball enjoyable. Crossover video games like Super Smash Bros. are enjoyable when new characters are added, however due to the foolish nature of Monkey Ball, it is sure to attract much more followers in to see which gaming icons are loosening their ties and getting match for a capsule-like Monkey Ball.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania launches for PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October fifth, 2021.