SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2006) – SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that Super Monkey Ball Adventure has shipped in North America for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube. Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new platform-based journey through five amazing worlds filled with puzzles and quests. Classic Super Monkey Ball gameplay is bolstered by a chant system that allows the monkeys to render themselves invisible to enemies, hover over terrain, and even transform their energy balls into wood and float on water or be set on fire to overcome obstacles. The three lively new party games and 50 colorful new puzzle games ensure that the bold new direction of Super Monkey Ball Adventure retains its links to the beloved heritage of the franchise.
"Super Monkey Ball is one of SEGA's most popular and successful franchises," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Super Monkey Ball Adventure introduces gamers to four new islands of AiAi's home world for an exciting gameplay experience that's all-new to the series while incorporating the puzzle levels and mini-games that have defined the franchise and made it popular."
Super Monkey Ball Adventure is the first platform adventure for AiAi and an all-new cast of monkey friends. The story begins when Prince Abe-abe and Princess DeeDee of opposing kingdoms fall in love but are forbidden from marrying. All five of the Monkey World kingdoms are plagued by misunderstanding and suspicion brought on by the gloomy Naysayers who are sucking the joy from the primates' cheerful world. It's up to AiAi and his friends to travel through five unique worlds to restore happiness and defeat the evil Naysayers so that the happy couple can live happily ever after.
Rated "E" for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Review Board, Super Monkey Ball Adventure for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $39.95. Super Monkey Ball Adventure for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system will also be available this summer.
About SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American Publishing 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. The SEGA of America Web Site is located at www.SEGA.com.