The Dream of a New Ape Escape Game Might Not Be Dead

The Dream of a New Ape Escape Game Might Not Be Dead

A 20th anniversary celebration seems to be teasing something more on the horizon.

It's been two decades since the first Ape Escape, and the series has been dormant for a while. But a new Twitter account seems to be teasing news for the series; what it is could be anyone's guess, however.

The account "piposaru20th" popped up over the weekend, with a tweet wondering if anyone is "chasing" it anymore. (Piposaru is another name for Ape Escape.) It might not have much credence at first, if not for Sony Japan Studio's Twitter account following the account.

In a post on the Japanese PlayStation blog this morning, Sony confirms this is the official account for the "Salgecchu," or Ape Escape, series' 20th Anniversary. The account put out a goofy movie involving a rather haunting monkey costume pantomiming at the camera, before going back over the series' history. Considering the original game is now a full two decades old, and the last mainline entry was Ape Escape 3 in 2005, it's nice to see Sony looking back on its forgotten series like this.

There are also new themes for PS Plus subscribers and a pop-up shop, but the interesting note is at the bottom (via Google Translate): "We will continue to provide new information on 'Salgecchu' on Twitter and portal sites. Please look forward to it!" Does this mean a new Ape Escape is on the way? A remaster or collection? A mobile game? It's anybody's guess, but I'm just happy more people are remembering how good Ape Escape was.

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Eric Van Allen

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