Monkey Ball’s Japanese Twitter released a comparison shot of Monkey Ball’s lead primate, AiAi, from the original Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz on Wii on the left and the upcoming HD version on the right. Cel-shading has helped the Wii version age gracefully, but the model on the right is undeniably sharper.
Sega also released a short developer interview with the remake’s producer and director, Masao Shirosaki, on Monkey Ball’s inception. You can watch the interview here:
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Producer/Director Masao Shirosaki talks about the origins of the monkey-rolling series.
— SEGA (@SEGA) August 13, 2019
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launches October 29 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A PC version is coming at a later date. For more on the game, check out its annoucement trailer, as well as its most recent gameplay trailer.
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Sega Compares Original Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Character Model With Upcoming HD Version