New Super Monkey Ball Title Potentially Leaked

A new Super Monkey Ball game titled Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania was listed on The Australian Classifications board, potentially indicating a new entry in the franchise.

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Earlier today, a new Super Monkey Ball game titled Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania was listed on The Australian Classifications board, seemingly indicating a new entry in the long-running franchise is coming. If this leak follows the same timeline as the last entry in the Super Monkey Ball series--which was rated by the board on July 16, 2019 and released only three months later--it's possible game could be just around the corner. The news comes nearly a year after the game was teased by voice actor Matt Brian, who has shared multiple Instagram posts indicating that a new game is in development.

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If confirmed, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be the first original Super Monkey Ball game released on consoles in nearly a decade, a welcome sight for weary Sega fans who might have been a bit let down by 2019's Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD. Despite Banana Blitz HD's reception, its release could mean something exciting for the next entry in the series: a release across all consoles and PC.

For those unfamiliar with the first entry in the series, simply titled Super Monkey Ball, it was the first Sega title published on a Nintendo console due to the failure of the Dreamcast. The puzzle game received high praise from critics, with GameSpot's review stating "GameCube owners couldn't ask for a better party game to play with friends." In addition to providing a fun multiplayer experience with mini-games such as Monkey Target, the series also boasts a challenging single-player campaign.

It's also worth mentioning game director Masao Shirosaki expressed interest in including Yakuza's Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima in the series' next entry back in a 2019 interview with Crunchyroll.

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