Sega has just announced Super Monkey Ball for Nintendo Revolution, without question the greatest videogame news of all time. Ever. The game, fully titled Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, is a Revolution exclusive and is the only true successor to Toshihiro Nagoshi's seminal simian balancing masterpiece.
?The Nintendo Revolution presents a totally unique avenue for our developers to explore the art of game design," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will present a mind-boggling array of gameplay innovations that will excite and challenge gamers while pushing the boundaries of imagination forward.?
Oh god! It happened. Perhaps Sega was bugging SPOnG's regular drinking haunts, listening to us bang on and on about how Super Monkey Ball for Revolution would be the greatest thing ever. Ever.
From the press release:
The single-player puzzle levels in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz have been innovatively designed to challenge gamers' skills like never before. For the first time in the Super Monkey Ball franchise, AiAi and his friends will have the ability to jump when players flick the Nintendo Revolution controller in an upward motion. The ability to jump has given game designers another dimension in which to expand the Super Monkey Ball gameplay experience and allows gamers a whole new way to interact with the franchise; this time in true three-dimensional fashion.
The Party Games, for which the Super Monkey Ball franchise is famous, return with more variety than ever. An abundance of new Party Games have been creatively designed to take advantage of the Revolution controller in a multitude of ways. Gamers will find themselves competing in a traditional game of ring toss, or even smacking pesky moles in a game of "Whack-a-Mole." Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz's large library of Party Games is sure to inspire friendly competition anytime.
It now, truly, begins.