Ape Escape PS3 Has Been In Development Since 2006

By Spencer . May 27, 2010 . 1:45am

imageSony’s Japan studio began working on the upcoming PS3 Ape Escape game since late 2006. Back then, the game was in rough concept stages. Their plan was to make a sequel to Piposaru 2001.


Piposaru 2001 is a Japan-only PlayStation 2 spinoff where Spike was tasked with vacuuming pants of crazed monkeys to wash them.


Since then the team re-developed Ape Escape PS3 and made it work with PlayStation Move. While the concept may have changed, the ApeClub promo team has been hinting it’s still connected to Piposaru 2001.


Ape Escape PS3 is slated for Q3 2010 in Japan, Q3-Q1 2011 for Europe, and it’s to be confirmed for the US. The final release date depends on the PlayStation Move release date.

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  • capristrider

    Great news, I have played and enjoyed the games since PSOne era! Even going as far as importing PS2’s Million Monkeys (Japan-only). The “apes” were also in Snake Eater!

    • The Ape Escape x Metal Gear Solid crossover was and still is my favorite. A long, long time ago I asked Kojima about that and he said his kids were fans of Ape Escape so that’s how the monkeys got into Metal Gear Solid.

  • Woho, i can’t imagine how will it be, i loved the old games, i will be expecting good things here (i hope)

  • I’d laugh if this turns out to be the PS3 version of Duke Nukem 4ever, given the reworks on graphics and gameplay (of course, more focus on graphics).

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