Sonic will be a playable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD

Apeeling to more Sega fans.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is gaining an extra character, but this one is a hedgehog, rather than a monkey.

Sega has announced Sonic will be an unlockable hidden character in the game - he'll obviously be super speedy, and playing him will change all bananas in a stage to golden rings (with the classic sound effect to go along with them, of course).

There are other secrets to unlock in Banana Blitz HD too - there's a whole bunch of costumes for each monkey, and some of these will even be Halloween themed.

Tom Phillips previewed the game back in August, calling it a remaster that "doesn't reflect the best of the banana-filled series". Maybe the inclusion of Sonic is an effort to draw more nostalgia-fueled fans in, and give an extra bit of flair to the old title.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD releases for Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on 29th October.

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