Sega Introduces Breasts in New Stages of the Next Monkey Ball Game

Sega’s Super Monkey Ball series is about cute cartoon moneys rolling around in hamster balls collecting bananas. It’s about as kid-friendly as a series can get, so of course Sega, master of understanding what makes its own franchises work, has added “adult” levels to the upcoming PS Vita version of Monkey Ball.

Yup, in these levels the normal floor textures have been replaced by pictures of Japanese bikini model Yukie Kawamura, whose protruding breasts act as obstacles for your adorable hamster ball monkeys. So yeah, basically some burnt out developer at Sega, depressed at being forced to work on yet another Monkey Ball game, just decided to dump the contents of his softcore porn file into the game instead of designing textures. Given the state Sega’s in, this might not be the last time this will happen, and frankly I’m looking forward to ramping Sonic off some Japanese ass in the future.Anyways, hit the jump to check out some videos showcasing Yukie Kawamura and the new Monkey Ball’s “adult” stages after the jump…

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Sega Posts Pachinko Profit – brushes off slow Iron Man 2, Alpha Protocol sales

In May, Sega Sammy posted a full-year profit for the first time in four years. The parent company of game publisher Sega continued its turnaround today, posting a net profit for the first financial quarter amid soaring revenues.

Iron Man 2 didn’t exactly use its Repulsor Beams on customers, but sales were slower than Sega had hoped.

For the three months ended June 30, Sega Sammy revenues were up 51 percent year-over-year to ¥91.3 billion ($1.1 billion). The bottom line improved as well, as the company turned the previous first quarter’s ¥10.3 billion ($119 million) net loss into a profit of just over ¥7 billion ($81 million). While the company is best known in the West for its home video games, most of the gains were attributable to its thriving pachinko and pachislot business, which more than doubled revenues year-over-year to post sales of ¥48.9 billion ($566 million).

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