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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Coming October 2019 to Switch/Xbox One/PS4, First Screenshots & Trailer Revealed

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

A Western release has been confirmed as Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. The game will release on PS4, Xbox One and Switch on October 29th 2019 with a PC release scheduled for “Winter” 2019. You can watch the announcement trailer above.


It’s official – Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball launches in Japan on October 31st 2019 for PC, Switch and PS4, and now we have our first look at the in-game visuals thanks to 4 high quality screenshots direct from Famitsu (see above).

Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball appears to be a remake of 2006 Wii title Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, which controversially included boss battles and the ability to jump. It was also the last Super Monkey Ball title directed by series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi who has more recently found fame with the Yakuza franchise.

There is currently no word on a Western release, but this at least confirms the existence of an Asian version after it was leaked on a Taiwanese ratings board last week.

The Super Monkey Ball franchise hasn’t seen an entry since 2012’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz on Vita and it’s been even longer since it received a release for a home console (2010’s Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll for Wii if you’re keeping track).

[Source: Nibel on Twitter, GSK on Twitter & Famitsu]

Takishi Iizuka Promises Sonic Lost World is “Different From Everything Before”

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

In a conversation with Famitsu, Takashi Iizuka has promised Sonic: Lost World will be “different from everything before”. Iizuka-san has gone on record to say that
“…Sonic Lost World, which will feature graphics that fit the game’s content, nice controllability, and a new 360 degree ‘Tube Stage’ that has yet to be seen. We are thinking of showing off a new Sonic that is different from everything before.”

Yes, I believe some people may ask ‘Will you be able to show how fun Sonic can be using a 360 degree stage?’ just like how some asked ‘Will it really be possible to have it in 3D?’ which was the kind of question that helped in the creation of Sonic Adventure.”

Iizuka-san made some further comments about the challenging development of Lost World:

“Yes, I believe some people may ask ‘Will you be able to show how fun Sonic can be using a 360 degree stage?’ just like how some asked ‘Will it really be possible to have it in 3D?’ which was the kind of question that helped in the creation of Sonic Adventure. I believe Sonic Lost World will deliver a new experience for everyone. It will also have data transfer between the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, so please look forward to it.”

[Source: Siliconera]

New Project Diva Game is Project Mirai 2 for 3DS

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The new Project Diva game that was being teased on Monday is Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 2 for 3DS according to scans from this week’s Famitsu.

The first Project Mirai game was released in March last year and acts as a cutesy spin-off based on the Nendoroid line of vocaloid figurines.

More scans can be viewed below:

[Source: Project]

Famitsu Leaks Info About SEGA’s 0328 Game; It’s a Football Management Sim

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Famitsu have done a silly and leaked information about the game SEGA are teasing via this website. The PS3/PS Vita game was not due to be officially announced until Thursday but the Famitsu leak suggests we have a new entry in the Let’s Make a Soccer Team! franchise. Bit of anti-climax eh?

The last Let’s Make a Soccer Team! game was released in 2011 (thanks Aki At).

[Source: SEGABits]

SEGA of Japan Teasing Potential New Game; Announcement 12th of February

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Famitsu have discovered a teaser website containing 3 images connected to SEGA showing fantasy landscape artwork with the date 02.12 plastered over them.

You can access the website by clicking here and see the images below:

Could SEGA be announcing a new game? The artwork doesn’t appear to be reminiscent of any current SEGA IP so this could be a completely brand new IP as well.

[Source: Famitsu]

New Batch of Shinobi 3D Screenshots

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Famitsu have released a fresh batch of Shinobi 3D screens.

You check them out by clicking this link.

We’re still on the fence regarding this 3DS title. The graphics are a little poor and we’re getting a distinct whiff of the ‘meh’ PS2 Shinobi, but gameplay trailers have looked quite fun. Come on SEGA, don’t muck this one up! We don’t want to see the Shinobi series go the way of the dodo!

[Source: SEGAbits]

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