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Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Rolls Into Stores

Posted by: Charlie at 3/15/2005 11:25 PM
Sega of America sends word that copies of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe are rolling on to store shelves. Available for the first time on the Xbox, and the PS2, this new compilation features 300 total stages, all of the stages from the first two Monkey Balls and 46 new stages made exclusively for this release.

In other SEGA news, the company has also shipped Worms Forts: Under Siege, also for the Xbox and the PS2. This entry adds a new twist to the franchise by allowing gamers to play as the Egyptians, the Japanese and medieval knights. Sounds interesting.


SEGA SHIPS SUPER MONKEY BALL DELUXE; FIRST TIME ON XBOX, PLAYSTATION 2
AiAi and the Rest of the Monkey Gang Take On Both New and Classic Courses

SAN FRANCISCO (March 15, 2005) SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the availability of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe™ on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe represents the first time this popular SEGA franchise has appeared on either Xbox or PlayStation 2.

This expansive compilation features 300 total stages – 114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 new boards exclusive to this package. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe also offers a retooled Challenge Mode, integrating varying skill settings (Beginner, Advanced, and Expert) into one fluid ramp up, rather than breaking them out as independent gameplay sections.

"With nearly 50 all-new boards to tackle, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe offers great value for both newcomers and long-time fans of the series," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. Given the game's strong reviews, and the success of our viral marketing campaign -mybigball.com - Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is rolling into retail with significant hype and strong word-of-mouth."

All 12 of the party games from Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 are also included. They no longer need to be unlocked through the single-player mode; they are all immediately available from the start of the game. From the moment you pop the game into your console, you can enjoy hours of exciting four-player contests that are suitable for all ages.

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is rated 'E' for ‘Everyone' and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $29.95. For screenshots and artwork, visit the SEGA FTP site at: ftp://segapr.segaamerica.com.

About SEGA
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com

About Xbox
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