Super Monkey Ball spins Revolutions

Banana Blitz will use console's controller for new jumping ability and innovative party games.

SEGA Studios announced today that it is developing Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz for the Nintendo Revolution. The game is forming part of the company's Electronic Entertainment Expo lineup and promises new puzzle levels and party games that are specifically designed for the Nintendo Revolution controller.

The game's single-player puzzle game will allow AiAi and friends to jump for the first time in the series, by flicking the Revolution controller in an upward motion. The party-game mode includes some brand new fairground minigames, including ring toss and whack-a-mole, which will also make use of the Revolution's movement-sensitive controller.

Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of marketing at SEGA of America, commented "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."

We'll have more on the game from E3 next month. Check out our preview of the event here.

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pyth0n13
pyth0n13

sweet, awesome news for monkey balls

knuckles_sonic8
knuckles_sonic8

Monkey Ball Adventure and now this?! What a sight to see!

gtimandan
gtimandan

AWESOME news! :-D Love the Monkey stuff. Even got the game download of SMB on my cell phone [D'oh!]. It blows, but I just love the physics, mechanics, sound & graphics - hell EVERYTHING about the Monkey Ball series. w00t! More Monkey action! Bring it!

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Wow, the Revolution's getting better everyday now, and it sounded really good from the beginning.

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

Can't wait to see some media from it. Heh, as an aside, reading an article like this makes me somewhat feel like playing the original Super Monkey Ball a bit on the ol' GameCube...

GBA456
GBA456

Things are looking very good so far for Nintendo's Revolution.

troakun
troakun

Sure been alot of new Revoulution games announced lately, I hope they don't run out of E3 surprises.

Dups79
Dups79

I had a blast when I had company over and played this game. I could just imagine how much fun it would be with a accurate and well functionning controller like the Revolution will have.

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

Super Monkey Ball 2 was alright but I hope this one will be a little better. I will probably get this game when the price goes down.

kriptonzz
kriptonzz

I have never touched Monkey balls... Ha Ha Haaaaa, game. Seriosly I never played it, but considering what was read maybe I will buy this game when it comes out.

3ternalsword207
3ternalsword207

hopefully there will be playable demos of Revolution games at E3

GyRo567
GyRo567

Kirby Tilt & Tumble was a little clumsy with the whole jump thing, but a great game on the whole. Hopefully they nail the jump thing with a bit more precision this time.

solidsnakeo
solidsnakeo

revolution is really starting to get support

gameloverx
gameloverx

that's some pretty good stuff Sega's having right now for the Revolution

woohooforme
woohooforme

This is one of the franchises that SEGA still has going for 'em. They better not screw it up like they did with the DS version.

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

Sega Rocks. They always get on board with everything and at least give it a shot. Only 3rd party company to make an eyetoy game- Sega. Only 2 online games on Gamecube- Sega. 1st company to use GC link cable in US- Sega. Only worthwhile launch game on DS- Sega. They always seem to have something to offer for almost every system launch. I am sure they will do awesome things with this system.

Naruto-freak
Naruto-freak

does it say anything that the main characters are monkeys in a ball...

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

This announcement has me interested, Super Monkey Ball is big fun. But like every thing else Revolution related, I'm going to wait and see. Don't get me wrong I'm hoping the Revolution will turn out to be a fun machine, but so far all I have heard is ideas about what it's controller might be able to do and what people would like it to be able to do. To be honest I have my doubts.

lemonstale
lemonstale

I really hope this isn't the only decent launch title for the Rev. Assuming it will be a launch title.

neoand12
neoand12

well its about time some more news about the rev is poping up

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Super Monkey Ball is an excellent series. I look forward to an excellent Revolution game.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i really love both monkey ball games for the cube i hope this one is as good as those two.

decebal
decebal

P.S. It's funny that the EA article on 1up is called: "EA says Revolution Challenging" It's also funny that EA's slogan is: "Challenge EVERYTHING!"

decebal
decebal

mrgokugf, thanks for the hint. I really expected a statement like that from EA. They just always claim they are changing, in order to get more support. However they'll never do. They are just too afraid to mess up with their money making formula. So never expect inovation from EA.

soul_motor
soul_motor

Nintendo is looking at a more diverse launch line-up than the 360 did, that can only be great news. Now if only it comes out on time... *cough* Zelda...

DarkChaoMan75
DarkChaoMan75

i think we another solid launch title for the revolution

bassgit
bassgit

It looks like the revolution is getting games made specifically for it which is great. I got a 360 and I'm getting sick of all this patching and port crap. I'd rather take a hit on graphics and have my games work after spending money on them, without having to patch them in the future. An example would be Tomb Raider legends for the 360. The graphics scream port with a paintjob and the framerate sucks.

jono128
jono128

I've only played Super Monkey Ball once, but the prospect of using the Revmote to control the characters in this game intrigues me.

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

This is gunna be super tight

dwmorrow
dwmorrow

The gameplay of Monkey Ball is perfect for taking advantage of the Rev's controller. Now if only Katamari Damacy had ever been released for DS....

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Great, Im definitely buying this game.

Mytharis
Mytharis

Sounds like fun. It's interesting that they didn't do "moving the controller makes your ball move." they must've learned from Touch and Roll.

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

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redman7t
redman7t

Plz Plz Don't make the same mistake twice Nintendo............

mrgokugf
mrgokugf

theres a EA article on 1up.......it seems they don't share the same ideals on innovation as sega, nintendo and ubisoft do

greks224
greks224

It might be interesting... or it might just blow

scotty74
scotty74

Yeah, Rev ports are gonna pretty much flop because the Rev controller owns all.....no whack-a-mole for the 360..

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Thats cool I wonder how it will play.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

Sega can keep that one. they'll probably port it to 360 in a year anyway, but make it a deluxe version. where's the real REVOLUTION news?

WPack911
WPack911

Yet another great game coming for Revolution. Things are looking very good so far for Nintendo's Innovation Powerhouse Console AKA the Revolution. Viva La Revolution!

GaughanZero
GaughanZero

Oh, Yay! (no sarcasm). I love the Monkey ball games. Happy that they are rolling ont the Revolution. Strangly this has made me more happy about getting a Revolution haha

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

I mean it's impressive that developers seem to be using the Revolution Remotes functionality.

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

[quote]Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing at SEGA of America, commented "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."[/quote] That paragraph impressed me.

digital_soul
digital_soul

oh and cool I suppose, at least this a good sign of hopefully playable demos at E3 for revolution