PlayStation Move Ape Escape Is A Downloadable Game In The West

By Spencer . March 10, 2011 . 11:06am

apeesAs promised by Peter Dille, Sony Computer Entertainment America is bringing the made for PlayStation Move Ape Escape game overseas. However, it won’t be available in stores. PlayStation Move Ape Escape (that’s the U.S. title) will be sold on the PlayStation Network only in North America.


PlayStation Move Ape Escape turns the Move controller into a virtual net, slingshot, and stun… paper fan. See, the game is an on-rails first person monkey catcher with 15 stages and over 500 monkeys to catch. Just like the other Ape Escape games there are costumed monkeys to catch such as samurai apes, a tiki-mask wearing monkey, a vamp-ape, and an ape-nstein.


SCEA plan to release PlayStation Move Ape Escape this summer. If you prefer a disc copy, the Asian version, which is available now for importers, has English text.

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  • Thank you for this. The monkeys look so cute and adorable.

  • landlock

    Coming to Europe aswell in June. No word weather it’s retail or not though.

  • Kontact007

    Oh this is brilliant! Wait is this a PC game?

    • Sal

      Playstation 3 game that uses the Move controller.

  • If I had the Move I would definitely pick this up, but since I don’t, I would really love to hear any news from Sony about a true Ape Escape 4 or maybe even an HD collection of the first three.

  • thebanditking

    Download huh? Guess its time to check and see if the Asian version has English.

    • Might want to read the last sentence again…

      • Tsk! I was hoping they would have engrish text :(

  • Guest

    Oh man I played the JPN demo of this is and it was quite addicting. Shame the other PS2 Ape Escape games never made it over here but this is good news

  • I have the asia version of the game, and it doesn’t just have english text, it has english voice acting too! It’s so awesome… But since they are bringing this overseas I must support Ape Escape in my country and show it still has fans in the US so I’m gonna buy it a second freakin time xD

  • HarryHodd

    Don’t understand Sonys thinking on this one. The Apes are very recognizable on the store shelves and it’s a move game that would be good for kids. I think they are missing an opportunity here.

    • I don’t think so. I could see it getting lost in the shuffle next to big releases and Sony haven’t done much in terms of marketing for it.

      It’s much safer to put it on the PSN and promote it there. It also it feels like a PSN title more then a commerical title.

      • HarryHodd

        What do big releases have to do with a game that is appealing to families with kids who shop at retail stores?

        • That kids usually want the big releases. Just because a game “appeals” to kids dosen’t mean it’s a safe bet that it will sell well. Just look at what happened to Kirby’s Epic Yarn in the UK. And that’s argubably more established then Ape Escape.

  • European version is disc based (sadly)

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