New Super Monkey Ball in the Works for Wii

New Super Monkey Ball in the Works for Wii


SEGA announced today the development of Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll exclusively for Nintendo Wii.

The latest entry in the ball-rolling franchise is being built from the ground up to fully function with the Wii Balance Board. The game is set for a winter 2010 release.

Press Release:

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (August 4, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll™, the amusing and exhilarating party game will be available exclusively for Wii™. The loveable characters from the original Super Monkey Ball™, AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby, are back with all new mind-blowing puzzles and party games specifically designed to fully utilize the Wii Balance Board™ accessory and the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™. Currently in development at SEGA Studios Japan, Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll adds a dynamic level of interactive gameplay with the use of the Wii Balance Board while still remaining true to the original franchise with zany level design.

“The Wii Balance Board opens new and creative ways for this long running and beloved SEGA franchise to be played,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll takes the franchise to a whole new level of interactivity and fun that is great entertainment for family and friends.”

Created by the famed developer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, the Super Monkey Ball franchise has a rich lineage of games that began life in the arcades of Japan and later debuting as a Nintendo GameCube launch title. Now nine years later and with the addition of the Wii Balance Board, gamers will physically feel what it would be like to roll around in a Monkey Ball and have tons of fun doing it. Known for its challenging levels and most recently its innovative ways to control AiAi and his friends (Wii versions); gamers are immersed into the Monkey Ball world like never thought possible before. This newest installment of the popular series will offer new single-player puzzle levels and multiple new Party Games giving players more variety of gameplay than ever. Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll’s myriad of game modes is sure to inspire friendly living room competition between family and friends.

Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll™ is set to release in winter 2010.

To top