After a three year break, Sega is revisiting the Super Monkey Ball series on Wii with Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll. The game supports the balance board, which is a good idea in concept. The marble maze game in Wii Fit was fun, right?
On the other hand, Super Monkey Ball games need precise control that the balance board might not be able to handle. I’m not too worried about that since I don’t imagine Sega shipping a Monkey Ball game that requires the balance board. Perhaps, the development team will solve the problem by implementing good old analog control for fans of the original games and a motion control mode for newcomers.
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is slated for release in “early 2010” for North America and Europe. A Japanese release has not been announced at this time.