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.