Super Monkey Ball Rolls Onto PS Vita Early 2012

AiAi, MeeMee and GonGon return for another round of banana collecting fun in early 2012, when the latest installment in the Super Monkey Ball series rolls out exclusively for PlayStation Vita. Silly monkey, it wouldn’t be a new hardware launch without a Super Monkey Ball game!

Super Monkey Ball for PS Vita is custom built specifically for the portable’s motion-based control features, putting the gyro sensor, dual analog sticks, touch screen and rear touch pad to good use while rolling along the moving platforms, hazards, and narrow, spiraling pathways of the game’s floating, banana-filled obstacle courses. New worlds, new mini-games, enhanced graphics and Wi-Fi multiplayer for up to four players are other key features to keep your monkey eye on.

“Since evolving onto the current generation of consoles, the Super Monkey Ball franchise has always offered innovative game design, challenging the hardware capabilities for all the consoles it has released on,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Super Monkey Ball for PlayStation Vita is a great opportunity to experience the exciting features that the PlayStation Vita system offers and the SEGA development team is bringing an exciting new experience while staying true to the franchise.”

The announcement teaser trailer is embedded up top, and below you can find the first screenshots.

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