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The cat is out of the bag … and into the ball. Sega revealed during today’s Gamescom Opening Night event that Morgana from Persona 5 will be a playable character in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. The remaster collection comes out October 5 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Morgana joins Beat from Jet Set Radio, Sonic, and Tails as Sega guest characters. Unlike them, Morgana is paid DLC.

Persona 5 may not jump out in your mind as a Sega title. You might be more likely to associate it with Atlus. But Sega owns Atlus, and Persona 5 has been a big hit, inspiring multiple spinoffs. Morgana, a talking cat and thief, has become the franchise’s mascot.

I’m still holding out hope that Ecco the Dolphin is coming to Super Monkey Ball too.

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