Well, talk about comebacks we didn't expect to see — everyone's favourite maraca-shaking monkey, Amigo, is back with a brand new rhythm action game, and it's launching this summer on Switch.
Samba de Amigo Party Central was revealed during the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, and brings with it 40 songs, mini-games, costumes, and brand new online features such as an eight-player party mode and a World Party mode
The game was leaked just a few hours before the direct by SnoopyTech on Twitter, along with screenshots and box art.
Are you excited to dive back into Samba De Amigo this Summer? Let us know with a comment!
woulda preferred Rhythm Thief came back, but hey, any return of a niche SEGA series is worth celebrating
So Sega is finally remembered and thought "Hey, don't we have more IP's other than Sonic?"
That is actually a good sign for other old SEGA IPs to have come back. SEGA has so many good franchises, but they are a buried under a pile of mediocre Sonic games.
Only one I'm interested in so far, we knew about everything else...
Have they said if they're releasing Maracas with it?
Wow, honestly pretty cool to see Sega revive an old IP like this. I'd love to see a new Billy Hatcher game or NiGHTS.
If they're willing to bring back Samba de Amigo, then you never know!
Very happy to see a new one of these. Will definitely be getting this.
I still got the Dreamcast and Wii versions so this one is right up my alley.
This honestly surprised me since the last samba de amigo game came out in the wii days.
So happy to see this and many other older franchises come back.
Aw, yeah !
Rhythm game for my Switch.
One of best surprises I've ever seen out of a Direct, who had SAMBA DE AMIGO of all series on their bingo cards?
Not that I'm complaining though because this is awesome
NGL, one of my highlights of that Direct.
The surprising revival of 2023.
@N00BiSH Even if stage 2 of Rhythm Thief became an out of nowhere meme a few years back, Sega will probably not touch that game again despite how much I would want them too as well...
@PipeGuy64Bit I know, but still, a guy can dream
This was a nice surprise. And hopefully this means that more of Sega's old IP's get new titles in the future.
I was just thinking the other day that this series would be great on the Switch!
Oh hey, it’s that guy from that one racing game I played when I was a kid.
Jokes aside, this is awesome! I might give this a try when it comes out
Nice to see, but I really hope this contains all the original songs; they maintained an overall Latino vibe that complemented the visuals perfectly. I had the Maraca controllers ($80!!!) and had a blast with the original, even if my family and friends had some serious laughs at my expense. You kind of just have to check your dignity at the door to really enjoy this type of game, lol.
Looking forward to Samba De Amigo's return on the Switch!! Would be so cool if SEGA brought back more of their IP's, like Billy Hatcher!
Nice to see Samba come back. Really hoping Sega considers bringing back Jet Set Radio. Recent games like NEO The World Ends With You and HIFI Rush have gotten a lot of praise for their style, so JSR would fit right in the modern gaming ecosystem.
One of the biggest surprises of the Dirext, love to see Samba de Amigo back, even more so since like others mentioned it's a SEGA series so who knows, we might see other ones return at some point, too!
What an age we live in. I'm so happy to see Samba come back. Really hope the old Joy cons work well enough to play this.
Welcome back Samba.^^
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