The 'BAN' in 'BANinja' actually stands for Banano!
The game is on based on Banano, everything from character generation to user login methods to item names and references. I plan to follow on with the same exclusive focus on Ban, with a potential exception with the inclusion of some Wax projects.
As a result, a definite goal to incorporate Banano NFTs - the fighter will own some items. When fighters' base characteristics are generated from their addresses, it makes sense that items owned by that account are accessible to the character, too.
However, that's not to say that everyone will get the same drop, so trading opportunities may arise where the Banano ecosystem is used for the currency and the item to be traded.