[Update: Game confirmed with Famitsu scans]
The always reliable Spong is reporting that a new Super Monkey Ball is on it’s way to the DS and will be playable at the Tokyo Games Show later this month. They are saying it will make full use of the stylus and will be launched in Japan this December.
The Monkey Ball series has always been a blast and it should interesting to see it work on the DS if this is true.
Found this at IGN
The game is unveiled in the latest issue of Famitsu.
Monkey Ball DS features the same basic gameplay idea as its predecessors, although a shift in control to the stylus ought to make for a different feel. The top screen displays the action in 3D. The bottom screen shows a 2D version of your monkey ball with AiAi inside. To move on the top screen, you scratch the monkey ball with the stylus. AiAi’s expressions change depending on the situation.
The game will offer over 100 stages, some pulled from previous entries and some new. In addition, you can look forward to six party games, of which two will be playable by up to four players. We currently know of a hockey-style party game where you draw lines with the stylus in order to deflect a puck. The game will also have a racing party game with the top screen showing a map of the track. Presumably, this mode will use a more traditional control scheme.
Super Monkey Ball DS is currently 60% complete and is set for Japanese release in December.
Thanks for the confirmation and details spinteews !
Sound really cool 😀
Though I don’t really understand what they mean with scratching the ball O.o
I don’t like monkeys…they scare me… ALOT, exept those cute furry ones
Hmm, spong was right, there IS a monkey ball DS, check ign.com
So does that mean that they are also right about the 16th?