San Francisco and London - January 26, 2006 - SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd today announced an exciting new direction for the Super Monkey Ball franchise. Super Monkey Ball progresses to the next level with a story based platform style of gameplay that develops upon the previous puzzle game mode available in Monkey Ball games. Super Monkey Ball Adventure hits the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system Q3 2006 offering players an all new monkey experience!
Adventurers will discover that in Super Monkey Ball Adventure their monkey balls now have a whole host of new abilities, including sticking to walls, hovering and the ability to become invisible. Super Monkey Ball Adventure also contains 50 new puzzle levels and six new party games to challenge gamers of all ages. Players can select Aiai, Meemee, Gongon, or Baby to adventure their way through five different Monkey Ball Kingdoms to complete quests by solving puzzles and ultimately uniting the feuding Monkey Kingdoms.
"Super Monkey Ball Adventure takes the franchise in a new creative direction with a Story Mode and new monkey ball abilities" said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Now Monkey Ball fans can enjoy the mini games that made the franchise famous as well as adventure through a fresh new world that can only exist in the Monkey Ball universe."
The original Monkey Ball characters of Aiai, Meemee, Gongon & Baby are back. They are joined by a host of new characters, including a Prince and Princess, who are being kept apart by a feud between their kingdoms. The couple run away to Jungle Island where they enlist the help of the Super Monkey Ball gang, to unite the feuding Monkey Kingdoms and defeat the Naysayers who have sucked all the joy from the Monkey Ball world.
- All-new platform adventure style of Super Monkey Ball game
- Five Monkey Ball kingdoms each with their own quests
- 50 new and original puzzle games
- New characters to meet and help
- Three brand new party games and three classic favourites
- New Monkey Ball abilities including - sticky, wood, hovering, boxing and invisible
- PSP exclusive features including WiFi multiplayer functions and a new trading card game
Super Monkey Ball Adventure is set to release in Q3 2006 on PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube & PSP. For screenshots and artwork, please visit the SEGA FTP site at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
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