SEGA Bringing Super Monkey Ball Exclusively To Sony’s PlayStation Vita, Early 2012

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SEGA has announced that they will be bringing their ever popular Super Monkey Ball series to the PlayStation Vita in the early part of 2012. The game itself has been “exclusively designed for the PlayStation Vita”. This means that the unique controls and motion based functionalities, along with the dual analog sticks and front/back-touch controls of the Vita, will make this game an enjoyable experience.

According to Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America, “Since evolving onto the current generation of consoles, the Super Monkey Ball franchise has always offered innovative game design, challenging the hardware capabilities for all the consoles it has released on. “Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation Vita is a great opportunity to experience the exciting features that the PlayStation Vita system offers and the SEGA development team is bringing an exciting new experience while staying true to the franchise.”

For those that would like more information, visit www.sega.com and check out the full press release below. Hopefully, we’ll get a Europe and U.S. launch date pretty soon.

Ai-Ai AND FRIENDS ARE LIVING LA VITA LOCA 

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (September 12, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the latest title in the popular Super Monkey Ball™series is coming exclusively to the PlayStation®Vita system early in 2012.  Everybody’s favorite monkeys AiAi, MeeMee and GonGon are back for more banana collecting fun inSuper Monkey Ball* for PlayStation®VitaExclusively designed for the PlayStation Vita system’s unique functions, the game continues the motion-based experience of the previous adventure whilst making full use of the dual analog sticks and front/back-touch controls.

The puzzling primates return with all-new worlds, original mini-games and updated graphics adding a fresh new vibrancy to Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation Vita. Players can manage each monkey’s momentum to navigate narrow ledges, moving platforms and loads of challenging obstacles. Roll your chosen ape to the goal by taking full advantage of the capabilities offered by the innovative new PSVITA handheld console and challenge up to four friends in Wi-Fi enabled multiplayer modes. Fans can also enjoy revamped classic games such as the much-loved Monkey Target, along with brand new additions. 

“Since evolving onto the current generation of consoles, the Super Monkey Ball franchise has always offered innovative game design, challenging the hardware capabilities for all the consoles it has released on,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation Vita is a great opportunity to experience the exciting features that the PlayStation Vita system offers and the SEGA development team is bringing an exciting new experience while staying true to the franchise.”

Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation®Vita is set to release in 2012. For more information, please visit www.sega.com. For assets, please visit www.sega-press.com.

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