Game News

Ape Escape's website gets a new update after eight long years

Published: 09:58, 05 April 2019
Updated: 14:46, 06 April 2019
Sony
Ape Escape promo art.
Ape Escape

The website of the legendary PlayStation series, Ape Escape, has been updated after eight years of silence. With year 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of the first Ape Escape title, the website update leaves lots of room for speculation.

Long time PlayStation fans are sure to remember one of the most classic titles of the console - Ape Escape. First released on the original PlayStation back in 1999, the game was a massive success, and its PlayStation 2 sequels in 2002 and 2005 made it an absolute fan-favourite.

What's interesting about the original Ape Escape title is the fact that it was the first game to fully utilise PlayStation's DualShock. The game's controls demanded the use of both analogue sticks for the first time in the platform's history, which, at the time, was considered revolutionary. 

The last rendition of Ape Escape was released about 8 years ago for PlayStation 3 in the form of a PS Move title, and there has been no word on any updates about a new Ape Escape title ever since. However, this may well change soon enough, if the recent update of Ape Escape's website is anything to go by.

Namely, thanks to a Twitter user named Muumuu who was the first to notice the change on the game's Japanese website , a number of speculations come to mind: are we getting a new Ape Escape game? Will some of the previous titles be remastered or fully remade in the future?

None of these questions and assumptions are too far-fetched if we take into consideration the fact that 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the original Ape Escape title.

It is a known fact that Sony are not exactly strangers to celebrating anniversaries of their classic games, nor do they have anything against making remakes and remasters. Ratchet and Clank, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot - these are only some of the iconic PlayStation names who have received a modern makeover, so seeing Ape Escape join this lineup isn't highly unlikely by any means.

But of course, since these are all merely speculations and assumptions based on the website update, we suggest you take everything with a grain of salt and don't go about raising your expectations sky-high just yet.

Sony Ape Escape 2 screenshot with the protagonist standing in a grass field. We're certain that a new Ape Escape game would be very well received.

We will keep an eye out on the website in case any further changes take place, so be sure to check back here for any potential updates.