Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Persona 5 Morgana Sega Atlus crossover post-launch DLC purchase first-look party games 12 gameplay trailer Gamescom Opening Night Live ONL

Gamescom Opening Night Live host Geoff Keighley claimed that we “wouldn’t believe” who the next character to join Super Monkey Ball is, and we can now confirm that he is a big fat stupid liar — this is a very easy one to believe. Fortunately, it’s still a good one! Morgana from Atlus’ Persona 5 will join Sega’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania as a post-launch DLC character, available starting November 2, 2021 for $4.99. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania itself launches on October 5 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Steam. Additionally, Sega has also shared first-look gameplay of all 12 Party Games featured in Banana Mania, like Monkey Target and Monkey Soccer, with a “Party with the Gang” trailer.

Atlus is of course a part of Sega, so pulling Morgana out of Persona 5 and into Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania required no herculean paperwork effort. The multi-dimensional heart-fixing cat is a terrific choice though, being a cute and petite mascot character who can fit quite handily in a ball. Morgana will be playable in all Main Game modes, and as a nice touch, he will collect treasure chests instead of bananas.

Morgana is not the first outsider to join this game’s lineup, as Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza, Beat from Jet Set Radio, and Sonic and Tails themselves are all showing up as well. And “more iconic additions to the character roster” are still to come.

Let us know what you think of Morgana and your first look at the 12 Party Games in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, and stay tuned for more Gamescom Opening Night Live reveals.

[Source: PR]

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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