Sony Japan spotlight Ape Escape 20th anniversary video and twitter account
June 24, 20191 min read
Sony Japan appears to be feeling nostalgic about its goofy action series Ape Escape, now approaching it's 20th anniversary. Not only has the publisher opened a new Twitter account, but they have also released a neat retrospective video, looking back at the series and its siren-blaring simians.
Ape Escape first launched on the PS1 back in 1999. The first release to require use of the DualShock controller, it tasked players with guide a kid, Spike, through a series of worlds on a mission to round up a huge posse of out-of-control monkeys. The cheeky chimps have been scattered throughout time by an intelligent ape named Specter, who aims to rewrite human history. Critically acclaimed by fans and the press, Ape Escape would spawn a sequel in 2001 and a second sequel in 2005. The characters have also appeared in numerous spin-offs and even cameos in titles such as Ratchet & Clank and Everybody's Golf 4.