Sega has confirmed it'll be bringing its rolling-simian series of action-puzzlers, Super Monkey Ball, to the PlayStation Vita next year. The game, underdevelopment with the working title “Super Monkey Ball,” will be tailored with the Vita's eminently monkey-friendly feature set in mind. Besides the obvious tilt controls, this means taking advantage of the system’s analog sticks, touchscreens, and Wi-Fi multiplayer. Check out the first screenshots and trailer.
In addition to more oddly planar environments for the monkeys to traverse, the equally-obligatory complement of minigames will bring back old favorites, like Monkey Target, and new Vita-flavored additions.
Today’s announcement follows a sneak-peek preview via Sega America’s Flickr stream. According to Destructoid, Super Monkey Ball screenshots with “PS Vita” were posted and quickly removed.
A Monkey Ball title on the Vita would seem to be a no-brainer – why would you give your console an accelerometer and tell people it would have fun games on it if you didn't want AiAi showing up?
Sep 12, 2011