In an effort to build excitement for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania set to be released on October 5, 2021, Sega has plucked characters from its lineup of games past and present. Not only will Yakuza‘s Kazuma Kiryu serve as an unlockable character, Morgana from Person 5 appears as post-launch content on November 2, except it costs $4.99.
Morgana plays a crucial role in Person 5, serving as the plucky feline sidekick of the protagonist and your Phantom Thieves rag-tag team. In Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Morgana will collect chests instead of bananas. Unfortunately there is no such thing Person-thematic stages or music mentioned in the press release.
Sega really wrings its IP to include characters that will appeal to as many people as possible. So far, Sega has confirmed that Beat from Jetset radio and Sonic and Tails will join the group of monkeys, along with the aforementioned Kiryu and Morgana. That’s a hefty amount of fan service. But I’m not sold until we get Seaman in the game. Fortunately, Sega promises that “more iconic additions” will be announced soon.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be available on October 5, 2021 on all consoles for $39.99, or on Steam for $29.99.