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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

Amazon has posted the boxart for Sonic Forces + Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Double Pack, which appears to be on track for October 26. Pre-orders are open here.

Also remember that SEGA has another similar release incoming with the Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack. That one should arrive on the same day as well. If you’d like to pre-order, you can reserve that one here.

SEGA has a second double pack in store for Switch. As revealed by a GameFly listing, another package will be released featuring Sonic Forces and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. It should hit store shelves in October.

This past weekend, the Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack was discovered for Switch, which is also planned for October. You can pre-order it on Amazon here.


SEGA released a new update for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD today, bringing the game up to version 1.0.3. Here’s what this update entails:

  • Fixes a timer reset issue in Time Attack mode
  • New confirmation message at certain points
  • Improved camera display


Super Monkey Ball finally returned on Switch and other platforms with a redone version of Banana Blitz HD. If all goes well with that game – and specifically if there’s support from the fans – the series could continue on. Director and producer Masao Shirosaki told Crunchyroll that remasters of the series’ first two entries as well as an entirely new title are potential options.

Shirosaki said:

System: Switch
Release date: October 29, 2019
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

The Super Monkey Ball franchise naturally yields many questions. For instance: why are these monkeys locked in see-through balls? Why do they roll around at hundreds of miles per hour? Why do they live in hellscapes made up of floating physics-based obstacle courses? And perhaps most importantly, why would SEGA decide to remaster Banana Blitz, one of the series’ less popular entries, instead of the much more beloved titles on GameCube? Yet SEGA has indeed brought Banana Blitz back onto modern platforms with this new HD re-release after its first appearance more than a decade ago on the Wii. So now that everyone’s favorite primate-rolling franchise has finally debuted on current-gen hardware, the most pertinent question remains to be answered: does this new edition address the issues that plagued Banana Blitz’ first release, or does it merely monkey around?

SEGA has provided a new trailer for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD to celebrate today’s launch. View the new video below.

Following previous leaks, SEGA has officially unveiled Sonic the Hedgehog for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. The Blue Blur will be playable in the upcoming Switch game.

Here’s what fans can expect from Sonic’s appearance:

As mentioned earlier today, a demo for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD has dropped on the Japanese Switch eShop with English support. Check out some footage below.

The Switch eShop has updated in Japan, and a demo for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD has just gone live. We imagine that it will be offered in other regions soon as well, but as long as you have a Japanese Nintendo Account, you should be able to download it. Full English support is included.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches for Switch on October 29.

Source: Switch eShop

SEGA has released an official English version of the gameplay trailer that they released for Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD last month.

Previously, the trailer had only been in Japanese, but now Western audiences can follow along as well. Those interested can view the footage below.