Monkey having a ball on Revolution

Nintendo's next-gen console going bananas with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz

Sega has officially peeled the skin off Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz - the latest iteration of its simian puzzler, this time scheduled for release on Nintendo's forthcoming Revolution. Apparently, the next-gen console's controller "revolutionizes ways to have fun with AiAi and the Super Monkey Ball Gang", which is like, yay!.

Top of the new features heap is the ability to get your monkeys a-jumping, by flicking the Revolution controller in an upward motion. Apparently, this "has given game designers another dimension in which to expand the Super Monkey Ball gameplay experience and allows gamers a whole new way to interact with the franchise; this time in true three-dimensional fashion."

Alongside the usual single-player puzzle hijinx, everybody's favourite Party Games mode is back - this time with a whole bunch of new challenges designed to make the most of the Revolution's tilt-and-whirly wand. Although details are still a bit murky on this one (our money's definitely on a version of the brilliant airborne Monkey Target), Sega's offered up a few yellow nuggets, stating that we can expect a traditional game of ring-toss and - in what's likely to become a Revolution staple for unimaginative developers - a version of whack-a-mole. However, there's apparently a "large library" of Party Games, so hopefully there'll be a few more inspiring options thrown in there for good measure.

No word on when Banana Blitz is set to hit stores as yet, but we'll no doubt have the chance to go hands-on with the game at E3 next month - assuming you give a monkeys, of course.