It’s been twenty years since the apes first escaped – and speculation is rife that another game might be in the works.
A new Twitter account, piposaru20th (Pipo Saru is the series’ Japanese name) – which doesn’t have an official verification, but which is followed by original series developer SIE Japan Studio (good spot, Eurogamer) – has dropped a hint.
The below tweet has started up a whole heap of speculation.
— 【公式】サルゲッチュ20周年 (@piposaru20th) June 23, 2019
The tweet translates to: “Piposar (20 years since then. I’ve been running around, but i wonder if there’s anyone chasing me anymore…)”
What could this actually mean? It’s been a while since Sony last hinted at a new Ape Escape game, all the way back in 2016:
— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) January 5, 2016
(PlayStation Japan has, by the way, also retweeted this recent Ape Escape tweet).
The last Ape Escape game was Ape Escape Move for the PS3, which was not particularly well-liked. Hopefully, if a new game is in the works, it’ll be a return to the series’ PS One glory days – or even, perhaps, a remake, ala Medievil.
Of course, for now, all of this is speculation – if Sony actually wants to announce an Ape Escape game in the new future we’ll keep you updated on whatever they show off.