Another Year, Another Ape Escape Tease

Another Year, Another Ape Escape Tease

Those damned apes are at it again! Back in June we reported on the opening of a new Twitter account celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Ape Escape. Since then the account has been posting all kinds of cute images, behind-the-scenes glimpses and celebrations of the original Ape Escape games. Something the account hasn’t done, much to my dismay, is give any solid indication that a new Ape Escape game is coming.

Instead, they persist in teasing me.

The latest blatant effort to give me hope is this tweet from a few days ago:

The automated English translation of which is:

“Happy New Year. This year also, exciting, wonderful! To send lots of important information!”

Now, that could honestly mean anything. But to me, this is a clear indication that more Ape Escape is on the way, and I won’t be told otherwise!

Kieron started gaming on the SEGA Master System, with Sonic the Hedgehog, Alex Kidd and Wonder Boy. The 20-odd years of his life since have not seen his love for platformers falter even slightly. A separate love affair, this time with JRPGs, developed soon after being introduced to Final Fantasy VIII (ie, the best in the series). Further romantic subplots soon blossomed with quirky Japanese games, the occasional flashy AAA action adventure, and an unhealthy number of indie gems. To say that Kieron lies at the center of a tangled, labyrinthine web of sexy video game love would be an understatement.