It looks like something really is going on with the Super Monkey Ball series. Following on from Sega filing a trademark for Tabegoro! Super Monkey Ball at the start of May, Gematsu has discovered the company also trademarked Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz in the same month, on 21st May.
While it's still unclear what the first trademark could be related to, Banana Blitz was first released on the Nintendo Wii in 2006 as a North American launch title. It introduced a new pirate-like villain, had more than 50 mini-games, received a mixed response from critics and used a Wii Remote motion control scheme.
With E3 2019 just around the corner, a more official announcement could quite possibly be on the way. Assuming this is a re-release, it seems like there's a fair chance the game would be announced for Nintendo's latest device.
Monkey Ball began as an arcade title in 2001 and was ported to the GameCube not long after. The first two console entries by Amusement Vision are still considered to be some of the best entries in the series.
What are your thoughts about this Monkey Ball trademark? Did you play Bana Blitz during the Wii's prime? Tell us below.