Ape Escape enters world of PlayStation Move this summer

Longtime PlayStation are waking up to a bit of good news this morning -  Sony has just announced a brand new entry in the Ape Escape franchise, coming this summer to the PlayStation Network. Hope you've bought a Move controller...

The aptly titled PlayStation Move Ape Escape is said to generally play like prior games in the series, except now with wiggle-waggle motion controls. So now you'll be using the glowing Move controller to locate and capture rogue monkeys through a variety of different environments.

There are 15 levels to be exact, and the method of catching the apes involves using the Move controller as a variety of contraptions. More than 500 monkeys are up for grabs, and players will be able to keep track of them in their "MonkeyPedia." In addition to the main 15 levels of gameplay, PlayStation Move Ape Escape also has multiplayer mini-games such as "Tag Rally," "Slingsnipe!" and "Sprayzer Defense Force."

Ape Escape lovers may recall the PSP sequel Ape Academy 2 was canceled for the US, so it's good to see Sony has regained its passion for skinny, flexible monkeys stateside.

This was released in Japan last December as Ape Escape: On The Move, a retail title. Over here, it will be released as a PlayStation Store download. Pricing details and an official release date have not been revealed.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Mar 10, 2011




  • Risonhighmer - March 11, 2011 10:40 a.m.

    Granted, it still looks pretty cool though.
  • Risonhighmer - March 11, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    @oufour Oh man, yeah it seems to be. I was stoked for this until I checked out a video of the japanese version. It's a glorified on rails shooter. It's a shame that developers seem to think that motion controls necessitate shitty on rails arcadey game mechanics. This game could have been fantastic if it wasn't on rails.
  • oufour - March 10, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    Is it on rails? It kinda looks like that from the screenshot, or is that some sort of minigame? If the main game is like old Ape Escape games though, I'll probably buy a move for this.
  • Fransinn - March 10, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    To me This is a BIG Maybe.
  • chrisat928 - March 10, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    And I'm buying a Move.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - March 10, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Might pick it up.

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