Ape Escape Coming to PlayStation Move


This will be the first Ape Escape title to hit the PS3 (at least in North America; this was also already released in Japan in December 2010). This is a series that, I think, more caters to younger and/or casual players. With that said, this title has been designed especially for the Move controller, but it is also an on-rails, first person game, so a lot of the gameplay may be limited.

There is a total of 15 levels and 500 monkeys to capture (and keep track of in the game’s MonkeyPedia), with the main goal of the game being to capture the leader of the invasion, Specter. There is also a multiplayer component it seems, which sounds like it revolves around competitive mini-games. Here’s some of the gameplay details, according to Wikipedia:

Players view the game from a first-person perspective with the motion controller acting as a gadget on-screen which include a floating net, a slingshot and a folding fan. Players cycle through their arsenal using the Move button while either pressing the trigger button or performing gestures to utilize the gadget. For example, players swing the net to catch monkeys, press the trigger button to fire slingshots and wave the controller to use the fan.

You move the camera around with the X and O buttons. Look for the game to hit the PlayStation Network in EU and NA this Summer.

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  1. #1 by pedro on March 10th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    That game looks silly.

    It’s a shame motion controllers just get the “kid and family friendly” treatment almost all the time.

  2. #2 by Oly on March 10th, 2011 [ 131945 Points ]

    Well a lot of these “kid friendly” move games are, I believe being ported from the Wii.
    Hope there’s a demo because I know my girls are going to want it :-)

  3. #3 by pedro on March 10th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Oly: Well a lot of these “kid friendly” move games are, I believe being ported from the Wii.
    Hope there’s a demo because I know my girls are going to want it :-)   

    Really?

    I had no idea. Maybe everyone could go crazy and port Zelda. Then I wouldn’t have to buy another system.

  4. #4 by Beastxjason on March 12th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    Great series. Now can we stop with wii ports and get something original in here? I mean if you must do a wii port start with the resident evil rail shooters at least.

  5. #5 by jscar2000 on March 12th, 2011 [ 50 Points ]

    It looks pretty fun, but my wife absolutely HATES monkeys, so no Ape Escape for me, sigh…lol


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