A new Super Monkey Ball has been confirmed in today’s news roundup. Also, a confirmed release date for Uncharted 2 is announced, Prince of Persia gets a graphic novel, South Park coming to XBLA in October and Shin Megami Tensei comes to the DS.
Next Super Monkey Ball To Use Balance Board
The next game in the Super Monkey Ball series has been confirmed by Sega today. Titled Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll, the game uses the Wii Balance Board to roll your monkey pals around their banana infested worlds. Monkey Ball is always a great party game, but the Balance Board may cause limitations in this respect. Due out in winter 2010, more details are sure to follow. [1UP]
Uncharted 2 Release Date Confirmed
Uncharted 2 has definitely been confirmed for release on October 13th in America, a welcome change from the amount of games getting pushed back until 2010. Many stores have placed a pre-order bonus for ordering the game. Amazon for example giving customers a treasure map to find the hidden treasures scattered through the game. A demo of the multiplayer mode will be available on September 30th, out until the full game is released. [Kotaku]
Prince Of Persia To Get A Graphic Novel
Disney Book Group has announced a 128-page graphic novel will be published to accompany the Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time movie. Written by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner, the graphic novel will be a six part comic, set just before the film, and released in April 2010, just a month before the movie hits the big screen.
Todd McFarlane, of Spawn fame, will be handling the cover artwork, and Cameron Stewart, Bernard Chang, and Tommy Lee Edwards are discussing the project with Mechner and McFarlane in the near future, making it pretty likely they’ll be involved somehow. [1UP]
South Park Game Confirmed For October Release
Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play! is scheduled for release on October 7th. Let's Go Tower Defense Play! will be "a fast-paced action/strategy game that combines these lovable characters with snowball battles and tower defense tactics", and will be shown in playable form at Comic Con this Friday. [Zergwatch]
Shin Megami Tensei Coming To DS
Occult-themed RPG game Shin Megami Tensei is getting a new addition to the series, in the form of a DS game. Titled Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, it's set in the early 21st century, taking a more sci-fi direction than usual. A mysterious dimension has opened up over the South Pole, rapidly expanding and eventually engulfing the whole planet unless someone can stop it. More Gameplay details are yet to be revealed, but as the October 8th deadline approaches in Japan more should be available. [Siliconera]