Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

According to Sega, the original announcer of Super Monkey Ball didn’t work in the new game

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Former Super Monkey Ball Announcer, Brian Matt-At first glance Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania And his return to that role last June was reportedly excluded from credit for the new game.

However, according to a Sega spokesman, he was never actually involved in a new project and was not involved in the “for a while” series.This is exactly what was said in the statement provided to our friends VGC:

“Brian Mattoul hasn’t been working on Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania and hasn’t been involved in the Super Monkey Ball series for some time.”

Only Angela Chubak and Mirai Patrick Sayama are listed in the “Voice of Announcement” credits.

Announcement Voice at Banana Mania: Angela Chubak and Mirai Patrick Sayama
Announcement Voice at Banana Mania: Angela Chubak and Mirai Patrick Sayama (image: Via VGC).

Brian Matt’s update on Instagram last week claimed that there were still some “legal issues.”

“There are still legal issues. It’s a big problem for SEGA SAMMY that announcers don’t credit or pay royalties. Let’s see what happens … I’m the legal rights of foreigners in Japan. And defends both moral rights. You cannot compromise your beliefs or close your eyes to fellow narrators. “

This is what the voice actor shared on YouTube last November, “Sega’s dark side“-Sega Sammy accused him of discriminating against foreign voice actors and calling one member of the company’s legal team.

“SEGA SAMMY’s law states whether the narrator has the right to credit …”[he] Morally and legally, I am very arrogant and very wrong on this subject. “

Japan-based voice actors also mentioned how foreign talent had never been loyal to past work and how it was time to “make a difference.”

“When changing the title of the game (for example, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2, Super Monkey Ball Sakura), or when changing the title of the game, for example from Sega to Xbox, [or] When going to an app for iOS […] This is considered legal and moral to be addressed by SEGA SAMMY … for which no foreign narrator has been charged a royalties. We plan to make changes. This should be stopped. “

Brian Matt was unknown to fans of the Super Monkey Ball series until it was discovered in 2019 as a voice announcer for the original game “Uncredited.”

Brian Matt teases the Sega project, which appears to have been involved in June 2020
Brian Matt teases the Sega project, which appears to have been involved in June 2020

I contacted voice actor Brian Matt. I’ll update this post if I get any reply.