Sega have released a new video for Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll showing gameplay footage of the much-loved Monkey Ball minigames. The trailer confirms the return of fan-favourite Monkey Target, as well as glimpses of new minigames built around the use of the Balance Board.

It’s safe to say we can expect a lot of stamping, tip-toeing and most probably tilting at future Monkey Ball multiplayer gatherings; although whether these minigames capture the imagination as earlier titles did is a promise yet to be proved.

A hint towards a minigame possibly played by two people on a single Balance Board does show some sign of encouragement that they could be more than simple shoehorned afterthoughts. But memories of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz will probably be a painful reminder to fans of the series to not get too excited just yet.

We won’t know until February, so in the meantime, you can read the official blog or check out the video below and ponder whether the news that the Balance Board might not be keeping you fit is a reason to pack it away under the stairs... or to start using it for fun instead!