Hello Kitty, the moggy-faced cartoon character, is joining Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.
Like the other previously announced characters, such as Yakuza’s Kazuma Kiryu, her presence in this remastered Super Monkey Ball compilation won’t make a bit of difference as to how it plays, but if you’re a fan of Sanrio’s ridiculously popular character, you should get a kick out of her presence.
The other change, when you choose Hello Kitty as your Super Monkey Ball avatar, is that the bananas are all now apples. We’d have though they’d turn into tuna, but Sanrio is quite insistent that Hello Kitty is not a cat and can get a little bit terse when you suggest that.
So how do you get your hands on Hello Kitty? The answer is, you have to pay. While some non-simian characters, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails, are being included in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania for free, you’ll have to fork out $4.99 or your local equivalent for this one. Whether that’s worth it really depends on how much of a Hello Kitty fan you are.
You can get your paws on Super Monkey Ball Mania when it hits Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PS4, PS5, Switch and PC this October 5th. You can see Hello Kitty in action in the trailer below.