PlayStation Move Ape Escape Hits PSN on July 5th, Demo on June 28th

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PlayStation Move Ape Escape Hits PSN on July 5th, Demo on June 28th

 PlayStation Move Ape Escape for PS3 (PSN)

You may have seen that PlayStation Move Ape Escape launches today in Europe. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing all of the monkey-capturing mayhem to the US soon! On June 28th, you will be able to download a demo of the game on the PlayStation Store.

 PlayStation Move Ape Escape for PS3 (PSN)PlayStation Move Ape Escape for PS3 (PSN)

In PlayStation Move Ape Escape, you’ll be tasked with fending off a monkey invasion after a UFO crash-lands into your house. This latest installment takes the fan-favorite franchise to the next level by allowing you to use the PlayStation Move motion controller to wield a variety of gadgets while capturing the mischievous monkey invaders.

If you cannot wait till June 28th to experience the mayhem, get the PlayStation Move Ape Escape Dynamic Theme today! We’ve just released the Dynamic Theme of the title for $2.99. As you can see from the embedded video, those mischief-making monkeys are set to take over your PS3 with this exclusive dynamic theme!

Check out the demo next Tuesday and be sure to download the full game via PlayStation Network, when it launches in the U.S. on July 5th.

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  • Epic! This and Uncharted 3 Beta xD

    Time to dust off the Move,this was one of my favorite classics from the PSone days.

  • YAY! I was about to import this. I love Ape Escape.

  • Big fan of the first Ape Escape game. Can’t wait to try out the demo!

  • Oh cool. I remember playing the original back in the day! I look forward to playing this with move support. On a different note, any word on that demo of Sonic Generations being released today?

  • About time. I have been waiting a long time for this game to be released in NA. I know it just came out in EU and has been out in Japan for a while.

    Can’t wait to get it ^_^

  • Oh No Timmy(kumi) what have you done!!!!…

  • I got Ape Escape and Sonic demo off the EU store. The sonic demo is a one level yawner. It’s a revamped Green Hill zone which we’ve all played 10 variations of. You feel like you have momentum, ready for the new sonic levels and….Nooooooooo, too bad it’s over. That’s not a demo and it looks pretty bad graphically. The ape escape game, from the E3 videos is trapping apes in nets and other mini games. It is not a platformer/action/adventure game which is a bummer but I still want to try and maybe buy it for the kids.

  • What’s the price? I’m itching for Move games so I will be sure to purchase this!

  • I’m hopeful for this.

  • So, there’s no Blu-Ray release for the states? I would think that this would be a better title to have out on disk in stores than the likes of “Kung Fu Rider”, so I think it’s kinda strange to have it hidden away on the PSN instead.

    anyways, Looking forward to finally getting the game! Loving the 1:1 gameplay it has! Hope it’s priced right for many Move owners to impulse-buy!

  • Yes!! 9th place!!!
    (Sarcasm)

  • Any chance of the older games coming to the Network as well?

  • Do you have to have the motion controll to play this game

  • I was hoping this would be a platformer like the old ones, but I’m looking forward to trying it out. Putting a demo out before it’s release shows you have faith in the game at least, which is a pretty good sign

    • It’s a different approach this time, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. It gets crazier and crazier as you proceed, so demo would be a good opportunity to practice and be prepared for the full game!

  • Thank you for the blog update. It was like reading poetry. Now for my question. Does the US version have the Japanese lyrics?

    • Hi Neil. Thanks for your comment as always. Regarding the Japanese lyrics, I’ll let you find out. : D

  • Hey Kumi, how did you land your job as a producer @ SCEA?
    You work from the Foster City HQ, right?

  • Awesome…. how big is it?

  • Haven’t used the Move since PS Move Heroes. Time for that to change…

  • Must you release everything that REQUIRES the Move? You know I can’t afford that thing!

  • Kumi is cute plus she usually takes time to respond to people on the blog which is kinda rare on here sadly so taking all of this into account.. I’ll give this game a try. XD

    • Thanks for your comment. I enjoy interacting with people who spend time to read my blog and comment on it. : ) Please let me know what you think of the game.

  • wow the perfect game for the move. this should be fun! i think i’m going to have to buy the move now because this game is my weak spot “LOVED IT”

  • Can you move freely in the game or is it a set course?

  • Loved all three of the Ape Escape games (especially the first one), so please, please, PLEASE don’t make this one suck; in other words: it’d better turn out WAY better than PlayStation Move Heroes…

  • Cheeky monkeys making me all giddy O^__^O
    have the new ape escapes(ps3/vita)
    been started yet?

    if so when can we expect to see Specter causing mischief :)

  • Move has quickly become the Wii HD: lots of crappy shovelware and minigame collections. Bummer.

  • Really excited for this. So how much will this cost when it launches in North America?

  • hmmm loved AE1, will definitely try this out.

  • Digimon World 1 in the PS Store please?

  • Oh wow! So soon? My kids and I love this IP. There is not enough Ape Escape “Saru” love out there. A MUST buy for me.

  • we need minecraft!!!!!!! thats the next game we should get!!!!!!

  • @Kumi Yuasa
    We need to get minecraft for the ps3!!!!

  • i hope this is just something to raise money so the ape escape ppl can make a REAL ape escape game, i LOVED the originals

  • Definitely getting this! Looking forward to Ape Escape 4 and a Ape Escape 1-3 HD Collection!

  • Awesome Game, love it since I played it on the PSP … Day one For Me, Can’t wait to try the demo and play it with my brothers!

  • Bought the bluray disc off of zavvi.com $23.74. I just had to have my own physical copy.

  • Excellent — Ape Escape is one of my favorite Sony IPs, so I’ll definitely be picking this up the minute it’s available. Any word on price? Since the data breach, I only buy PSN cards nowadays… come to think of it, any chance for a retail release? I’d definitely pick this one up on disc.

    Can you give us any news on a proper Ape Escape 4 — I’m really chomping at the bit for that — or perhaps the hope of (*crosses fingers*) an Ape Escape HD Collection for PS3?

  • I would much rather buy it on Bluray…:/ retail release? Please? I will love you. D’:

    Please? I hate digital distribution. Especially with games that were in retail elsewhere.

  • Is there any chance of the Ape Escape series coming out on the Vita? Also any chance of an Ape Escape collection? There has been some great AE games that have only stayed in Japan for the PSP & PS2. So I hope some day they will come out of Japan. I would gladly buy the AE games off of PSN. I want to know is there any chance that Ape Academy might come out on PSN? It was released in North America but it is not on the PSN store. Only Ape Escape: On the Loose is on PSN. Also if Ape Academy comes out on PSN would Ape Academy 2 come out on PSN too? AA2 came only out in Europe & Japan but if it can come out on PSN it would have English so this way people can play the game & understand it. So please put these games on PSN.

  • Can’t wait, wheeee!!!

  • is timmy in the game?

  • Awesome! I’d be all over buying the theme if it weren’t $3. This makes me wonder how expensive the game is going to be.

  • Hi there. I’ll get back with the price info next week, so please stay tuned.

  • Oh yeah! I cannot wait!

  • Will there be an Ape Escape game coming to consoles that won’t involve use of the Playstation Move? Please hint out to us if there will be ;)

  • How long is the game Kumi, is there a story mode?

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    We want this option!!!!!!!!
    Is it really that hard to add!

  • It’s a little weird that, as a “hardcore gamer,” Ape Escape is actually the reason I bought a Move controller to begin with. I’ll confess I’m a bit wary of the “new direction,” since I was such a huge fan of the original games. The new one seems to resemble the PSP title that ended up being a collection of mini-games, and I confess I wasn’t overly fond of it. The mini-game thing is pretty played out for me. None-the-less, I’ll definitely be checking out the demo, and hope to be pleasantly surprised. Even if I end up buy this one (and let’s face it, I probably will no matter what), here’s hoping for another Ape Escape title down the road with a more “classic” feel to it.

    Thanks for the Blog post Kumi!

  • Should have been called Ape Escape: Party Animals like my 5 year old Niece suggested.

  • Please I Need Help Im Trying To Play The Demo So I Could Try Out The Game But It Says . > You Cannot Play This Game At The Current Video Output Settings. (80028F10) ..Please Any Help ?

  • SlaughteredNinja

    I remember playing Ape Escape about a decade ago. Brings back memories.

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