Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Has A Date With Destiny
Well, the day has finally arrived, my simian friends. At last, we can shake off these infernal chains and clamber in to giant translucent balls, navigating our way through obstacle courses of varying degrees of difficulty. Perhaps we will even partake in some minigames, and prove to our peers that we can ball with the best of them via global leaderboards, accessible over GPS. Maybe we’ll even use tilt controls to navigate our world this time.
Translation? Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz has a release date, and that date is October 23. The game will apparently launch with over 100 puzzles, and some ‘fan favourite’ minigames are going to come along too, such as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo. The game does have an interesting feature though, as you will be able to take pictures of real world objects, and turn them in to stages. Well, I give it 10 minutes from the game’s launch before somebody turns their privates in to a level to traverse. This is the internet, after all.
Here’s the full PR;
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – May 22, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. are delighted to announce that Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz™ will be available on PlayStation®Vita systems on October 23. AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby all return in the most advanced Monkey Ball title yet.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz™ contains more than 100 stages of puzzle mayhem and eight mini-games (including such fan favorites as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo) as well as a full complement of Vita-specific features that take advantage of the powerful handheld console. Tilt control functionality allows gamers to step inside the Monkey Ball and negotiate the game world using motion control, while the PS Vita’s camera can be used to capture real-world objects to create custom stages within the game.
Online multiplayer means gamers will not only be able to challenge their friends and family, but also go bananas at each other just about anywhere in the world and Global Leaderboards – accessible via GPS – will set the precedent for the most talented monkey manipulator around!