Super Monkey Ball Deluxe rolls onto the PS2 and Xbox

The silly simians go multiplatform in a budget-priced deluxe pack next year.

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Sega of America announced today that its sleeper Super Monkey Ball series, originally released on the Nintendo GameCube, will be making its way to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox early next year. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe will feature all the different modes, stages, and options from the two GameCube titles, as well as an array of exclusive content, all for the low price of $29.99.

Specifically, Deluxe will feature 300 stages--114 from the original game, 140 from the sequel, and 46 brand-new boards--in which the player must roll a monkey, who's inside a giant hamster ball, around a precarious series of platforms while collecting bananas and reaching his goal without falling off any platforms. Additionally, the fan-favorite party modes, such as Monkey Fight and Monkey Target, will all be packed into Deluxe--which features 12 party modes in all.

Sega has not announced any new Super Monkey Ball titles for the GameCube at this time, but the continuation of the series is a good sign that there will be more ballin' to come.

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