Ape Escape tease by PlayStation

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#1 Edited by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

New Ape Escape Seemingly Teased By PlayStation

Is PlayStation teasing a new Ape Escape? It seems like it. Last night a new Twitter account from Sony Interactive Entertainment surfaced, and it's for Ape Escape, and its first tweet seems to tease either a new game or a remake or something Ape Escape related for its 20-year anniversary, which began last month.

The account, which is followed by SIE Japan Studio, is in Japanese and so is the first tweet, but according to Microsoft translate, the tweet says the following: "Piposar (20 years since then. I've been running around, but I wonder if there's anyone chasing me anymore." As you can see, it's a pretty concrete tease. Not only is this an official 20-year anniversary account, but the language seems to suggest either a remake or possibly even a new release in the series. The former seems more likely, but at this point a new installment is certainly on the table.

For those that don't know: Ape Escape is a party platformer that debuted 20 years ago on May 31, 1999 via SIE Japan Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment. The series was quite popular for awhile, but as PlayStation progressed, the series was left behind. We haven't had a new mainline entry since 2005, and not even a spin-off since 2010. That said, the first few games in the series are widely considered classics, and there's a lot of nostalgia for it. In other words, it's not that crazy to think the series could return in some capacity.

Again, a new installment seems the least likely possibility. If this is indeed a tease for a new game, it's almost certainly a remake, or, possibly a mobile title. However, given that it's the 20 year anniversary and given that Sony made a special account just for this, suggests something bigger than a mobile title, and a remake would make a lot of sense given the context.

Also, if anyone wants to check out the new Japanese Twitter account, which is nothing but tweets and retweets about Ape Escape, here you go: https://twitter.com/piposaru20th

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#2 Posted by AJStyles (1091 posts) -

I think a Remake/Reboot makes the most sense.

It worked out well for Ratchet and Clank. Sony/Activision also made those deals with Crash/Spyro. Medieval is being remade. SOTC got remade.

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#3 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1708 posts) -

New Ape Escape? no thanks!

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#4 Posted by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18 said:

New Ape Escape? no thanks!

Interesting how we have half the crowd saying PS only offers third person adventure games, but then Sony does stuff like this and people still aren't happy.

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#5 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1708 posts) -

@jcrame10 said:
@mclarenmaster18 said:

New Ape Escape? no thanks!

Interesting how we have half the crowd saying PS only offers third person adventure games, but then Sony does stuff like this and people still aren't happy.

I used to love playing Ape Escape 3 on my PS2 long time ago then now I got sick of it.

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#6 Edited by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

Lots of Twitter activity about Ape Escape

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#7 Posted by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

I think a Remake/Reboot makes the most sense.

It worked out well for Ratchet and Clank. Sony/Activision also made those deals with Crash/Spyro. Medieval is being remade. SOTC got remade.

Remake of the first 3 games I bet.

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#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (28550 posts) -

Meh. I played the first one back when it came out and had some fun with it but it isn’t something that I’ve been chomping at the bit for to see either a remake or a new game for. Who knows though perhaps they’ll show something that’ll catch my interest, assuming this is actually leading to something that is. We’ll see I guess.

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#9 Posted by DaVillain- (38133 posts) -

Well, Ape Escape (1999) wasn't the "first game" to use an analogue stick on the PSX or PS1 (whichever you prefer) I specifically remember buying Croc and an analogue controller in 1997. I bought the controller even though Croc was the only game that made use of it. And speaking of Croc, I love to see Croc/2 return to the gaming world in the future.

Anyways, I love the original Ape Escape back in the day, it needs a Proper Remake indeed.

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#10 Edited by KBFloYd (21903 posts) -

@jcrame10 said:
@ajstyles said:

I think a Remake/Reboot makes the most sense.

It worked out well for Ratchet and Clank. Sony/Activision also made those deals with Crash/Spyro. Medieval is being remade. SOTC got remade.

Remake of the first 3 games I bet.

medievil graphics looks terrible why did they even bother?

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#11 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8706 posts) -

@jcrame10: this forum really does not like Sony.

Depending on how well a reboot or remaster is, I would maybe buy it. Hopefully it is something, and its something good.

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#12 Posted by sakaiXx (6077 posts) -

Yahoo! Loved the series. But I do hope they fix camera control, its wonky as heck

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#13 Posted by Pedro (35643 posts) -

It would be a great change of pace for the Sony line up, so bring it on.

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#14 Posted by watercrack445 (1838 posts) -

This reminds me something, Jax and Dexter. It would be great if they remade that too.

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#15 Posted by I_P_Daily (12577 posts) -

@X_CAPCOM_X said:

@jcrame10: this forum really does not like Sony.

Depending on how well a reboot or remaster is, I would maybe buy it. Hopefully it is something, and its something good.

What a strange thing to say considering this forum is over run with your kind.

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#16 Posted by freedom01 (3421 posts) -

I hope this is true. I would love to play another Ape Escape be it remake/remaster/sequel

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#17 Posted by VFighter (5242 posts) -

@KBFloYd: They look terrible? Wouldn't expect anything less from you troll lol.

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#18 Posted by Speeny (1971 posts) -

Never played the originals but was always curious growing up. Wouldn't mind seeing this becoming a thing. :)

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#19 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31608 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

Sony/Activision also made those deals with Crash/Spyro.

What deals?

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#20 Posted by shellcase86 (4528 posts) -

Hoping they make a new one. This would be great!

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#21 Posted by Raining51 (1145 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18 said:

New Ape Escape? no thanks!

Ape escape? thanks!

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#22 Posted by Robbie23 (389 posts) -

I really like ape escape games.

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#23 Posted by jeezers (3285 posts) -

I liked an back in the day, like someone else said tho, fix the camera, I like seeing games like this come back to PlayStation. Is it an exclusive?

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#24 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1708 posts) -

@raining51: Well you go have with Ape Escape for your future PS5.

I'm not into Ape Escape series.

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#25 Posted by jcrame10 (5229 posts) -

This thread got more attention than expected