Earlier at the tail-end of September, we reported on a leak that indicated that Sonic the Hedgehog was going to be an unlockable extra character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD! And thanks to a data-mine, we now know that’s true! What we didn’t realize, however, was that it would feature Sonic’s “classic” design!
Modder Nikki posted her data mining of the Japanese demo of the game on Twitter, and found some textures for Sonic’s HUD, featuring his adorable classic face and a golden ring, implying that Sonic might not be quite as “bananas” about collecting stray fruit as he is about picking up jewelry off the ground.
JUST KIDDING I FOUND A TEXTURE pic.twitter.com/eZCGRWyV8P
— Nikki™ 🌹 (@NWPlayer123) October 9, 2019
If you’re interested in playing the demo for yourself, it’s available on Nintendo’s Japanese eShop. (although you won’t find Sonic playable there). Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD will be available on October 29th this year.