If there's one thing this current generation taught us, it is that putting monkeys in hamster balls is a great idea. Sega today announced another title in their Super Monkey Ball
franchise, Super Monkey Ball Adventures
, set for release Q3 2006 for the PSP, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo GameCube.
This time out, in addition to 50 new 'classic' puzzle stylings, there will also be a story-driven platformer element to the game - our favorite simian protagonists will have to reform five feuding feral families, or "Monkey Ball Kingdoms." Sega also promises to bring 3 classic party games (our picks: Monkey Fight, Monkey Target, and Monkey Bowling) and 3 new ones (Monkey Kombat
? Hey, we can dream).
Super Monkey Ball Adventures
is currently being developed by Traveller's Tales (Lego Star Wars
). All previous Monkey Ball
games - even the N-Gage one - had been developed by Amusement Vision. We're not sure why Sega decided to shift houses, but the screenshots released do look pretty.