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In a phrase I didn’t expect to write today, Yakuza’s protagonist and extraordinary karaoke Kazuma Kiryu will be a playable character in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania.
The strange pairing makes sense, as both Yakuza and Super Monkey Ball were created by Toshihiro Nagoshi. But a part of me still can’t get over the crudeness and strangeness that both things seem. Kiryu has been properly fitted in the shape of a chibi for its appearance, still shaking its branded front groove. Courses include tons of Staminan X bottles instead of bananas, and the usual Super Monkey Ball music will be replaced by Yakuza songs.
Kiryu joins an already stacked guest list. Previously, it was announced that Sonic and Tails were playable characters, along with Jet Set Radio's Beat. Better yet, they will all be free and unlockable through a normal game.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania will be released and Steam on October 5th.