Super Monkey Ball 3DS press release and screenshots


Here are a few new facts we know about the upcoming Super Monkey Ball 3DS (not final title). It is confirmed that the game is being developed by SEGA Studio Japan. The new game will have ‘brand new compelling gameplay choices’, sounds sexy. Nagoshi (or his super busy team at least) is even working on the title it seems.

Here is the negative, it says you will have a choice between the 3DS’ motion sensor or slide pad (The slide pad means the new analog pad).

There is also a few seconds of footage, in a new Nintendo  trailer.

Hit jump for press release and more screens…

AIAI AND FRIENDS ROLL ONTO THE NINTENDO 3DS!

SEGA announces Super Monkey Ball series in the third dimension

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (29th September, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the legendarySuper Monkey Ball series  has evolved and is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS in 2011. Developed by SEGA Studio Japan, Super Monkey Ball™ for Nintendo 3DS™*offers a whole new level of interactivity and fun, whilst completely immersing you in the world of your favourite monkeys – AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby – as they truly come alive in front of your eyes.

“The moment I saw the features of the Nintendo 3DS, I could not help thinking how perfectly Super Monkey Ball would work on this new hardware.  I could quickly picture myself holding the Nintendo 3DS using the motion sensor and playing Super Monkey Ball” commented Toshiro Nagoshi, creator and developer of the Super Monkey Ball franchise.  “The simple gameplay allows players to enjoy the 3D graphics to the fullest and now that we have brought this vision to life…bingo!  We have our all-time favourite Super Monkey Ball experience with the new excitement of the Nintendo 3DS!”

Taking advantage of the power of the Nintendo 3DS, players can let themselves loose in each new vibrant world as they twist and turn whilst aiming to collect every banana in the fastest time possible. This latest installment contains three brand-new compelling gameplay choices including single-player puzzle levels, Monkey Race and Monkey Fight. These new game modes give players the chance to compete via wireless connection with up to four players in the best 3D social experience possible in the palm of their hands.  In addition, Super Monkey Ball fans will be able to choose between the Nintendo 3DS motion sensor or the Slide Pad to navigate the puzzle mazes with complete precision.

Super Monkey Ball for Nintendo 3DS is set to release in 2011. For more information please visit www.sega.com/supermonkeyball3d

For press assets please visit:  www.sega-press.com.

About SEGA Europe Ltd.:

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com

About SEGA of America Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com

Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

©SEGA. SEGA, the Sega logo and Super Monkey Ball are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sega Corporation. All rights Reserved.

*Please note this is a work in progress title name

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[Source: SEGA]

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5 responses to “Super Monkey Ball 3DS press release and screenshots

  1. CrazyTails says:

    on a small screen(in the trailer) the game almost looked better than the wii games, bananablitz and step and roll.

    Looking at these larger, stretched screens, it looks like the wii still looks better.

  2. CrazyTails says:

    Ow yeah forgot to mention, slide pad is the analog stick.

  3. George says:

    Ah, it is? What an odd name. Ill change the article.

  4. Sharky says:

    So all I give a shit about honestly is this.

    1)For the first time since Monkey Ball Delux I want mini games that are actually FUN to play and fleashed out. I LOVED Monkey Taget, Monkey Race and Monkey Fight on Monkey Ball Delux they had lots of levels, modes and options and were really fun. On Banana Blitz they just SUCKED, horrible tech demos.

    PLEASE make the mini games as good as they were in Delux! Quality over Quantity plz!

    2) Nice level design + challenging gameplay in single player

  5. Sega Uranus says:

    Unless Nintendo's slide pad sucks or something, I see no issue with giving that as an option. The controls in Super Monkey Ball Jr prove that the dpad controls can work fine in Monkey Ball, but I do not think it is a big issue if you can use the slide pad.

    Anyways, really looking forward to this. I do not really like the looks of the level design from the screenshots, but as long as there are a good bunch of them I do not think I would mind all that much.

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