Super Monkey Ball Vita Is Real, Coming Early 2012

Super Monkey Ball Vita Is Real, Coming Early 2012

New video game hardware? New Super Monkey Ball! Confirming this weekend’s leak, Sega has officially announced that Super Monkey Ball — arguably as reliable as death and taxes — is coming to the PlayStation Vita in early 2012.

Monkey Ball mainstays AiAi, MeeMee, Baby and GonGon return for the umpteenth version of Sega’s tilt-and-tumble action game, bringing with them some very familiar looking gameplay. But the PS Vita version of Super Monkey Ball promises to “[take]full advantage of the capabilities offered by the innovative new Vita handheld console”

Presumably, Sega’s means dual analogue, touchscreen-based and tilt controls for the Vita version will make playing Super Monkey Ball on the go interesting again, along with the four player Wi-Fi-based multiplayer. Additionally, the publisher touts “all-new worlds, original mini-games and updated graphics”.

Don’t be surprised if Super Monkey Ball pops up at this week’s Vita-heavy Tokyo Game Show, which Kotaku will be all over like ugly on an ape.


  • If there’s one franchise which really, REALLY needs to be put out to pasture, surely this is the one.

    Come on, Sega. It was great back when the original came out, but it’s more than done its dash now. Put it away and give us a Yakuza game on PSV instead. Or even a proper Valkyria Chronicles game more along the lines of the PS3 original.

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