Super Monkey Ball for Playstation Vita leaked

Not formally announced but it seems that the newest entry into SEGA’s highly successful Super Monkey Ball series will be rolling onto the Playstation Vita. It seems SEGA America had left three images tagged PS Vita on their Flickr photostream. The manner of which this has occurred should be of no surprise to long term SEGA fans, as the company has been making numerous blunders ranging from leaked trailers to even full games.

One thing to be noted from the screens, however, is the absence of the red rails; an addition to the series for its debut on the Nintendo Wii, these rails have resulted in a decrease in the franchise’s complexity ever since. Whether this is an indication that the Monkey Ball series will be returning to its more traditionally challenging roots remains to be seen. Expect more in the coming days, as the Tokyo Game Show is about to get started.

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7 responses to “Super Monkey Ball for Playstation Vita leaked

  1. Trippled says:

    Monkey Ball is Sega’s Ridge Racer.

  2. George says:

    They need to slow down with the Monkey Balls.

  3. Sega Uranus says:

    Why are the graphics so awful? The first game in the arcade looks slightly better and the GameCube launch title looks miles better.

    Either this is outsourced or it is a weak port of one of, if not both of the iOS games.

  4. -nSega54- says:

    It’s amazing how often Sega brings out Monkey Ball, I honestly don’t think anyone cares about this franchise at all anymore, did the 3DS game even sell?

  5. Aki-at says:

    “It’s amazing how often Sega brings out Monkey Ball, I honestly don’t think anyone cares about this franchise at all anymore, did the 3DS game even sell?”

    It was one of the best selling games in Europe. Monkey Ball games start low but eventually end up selling a good amount, nature of the series since the original.

  6. Truesonic says:

    It’s sad what the series has become. It’s like Sega has found another series besides Sonic to throw on every platform. When was the last good Monkey Ball game? I mean really good? SMB1 or 2?

    Don’t get me wrong. I want the series to be good again and the removal of red rails is a step in the right direction but they need to do something really drastic with the series to get it back no track.

  7. -nSega54- says:

    “It was one of the best selling games in Europe. Monkey Ball games start low but eventually end up selling a good amount, nature of the series since the original.”

    I’m surprised to hear that. In North America I always just see mountains of copies of the game sitting at retailers. I can understand why Sega would feel that it’s a suitable series to introduce new hardware features with, but even this I don’t think Monkey Ball does particularly well anymore.

    That said, I like these colorful visuals much better than I liked the graphics of the 3DS game.

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