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Ubisoft Announces New Ape Escape Game!

Filed under: PS2
Posted by Allison on August 10, 2004 3:01 PM
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The monkies are ba-ack! Ubisoft has today announced "Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed", a "sports-oriented fighting game", is in development for the PS2 and will be released in North America in October of this year. While I'm slightly bummed that the game is a departure from the traditional "Ape Escape" series, I'll take the monkies any way I can get them.
Read the Ubisoft Press Release and see screen shots.

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Ubisoft Press Release

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES APE ESCAPE: PUMPED & PRIMED?

Those Wacky Simians Are Back and Ready to Party? Ape Escape? Style!

SAN FRANCISCO, CA ? August 10, 2004 ? Ready? Set? Party! Ubisoft, one of the world?s largest video game publishers, today announced Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed? for the PlayStation?2 computer entertainment system to be released in North America. In a brand-new twist to the series, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed sets players on a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes. A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed stars everyone?s favorite heroes, Spike and Natalie, and features an all-star character line-up from the original Ape Escape? games. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is slated to ship in October 2004.

?Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is an irreverent, sports-oriented fighting game that continues the fun and excitement of the popular Ape Escape series,? said James Regan, Director of Business Development for Ubisoft. ?Following the success of Ape Escape? 2, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is sure to continue the legacy and entertainment of those crazy simians!?

About the Game

Original characters of the Ape Escape series ? Spike, Natalie, Casi, Jake and the Professor ? have decided to enter the High Tech Tournament! Set in a computer-generated world, odd things start happening when mysterious monkeys start to appear, along with archenemy Specter from Ape Escape 2. Trapped in the world by a new villain, our heroes must fight for their survival. Game features include:

*Two Game Modes: Play with up to two players in Story mode, consisting of 44 competing levels and eight boss battles, or Versus mode with 21 pre-made tournaments for up to four players. Additionally, players can create their own tournaments from the 28 stages in story mode.

*A Mix of Classic and New Characters from Ape Escape: Play original characters such as Natalie, Spike, the Professor or Jake. New characters include Pipotron, Helga and a mysterious new boss.

*Beat the Competition with a Wide Selection of Gadgets: Each character will have their own set of unique gadgets, including the Stunclub, Dragonfly, Slingshot, RC Car, Dash Hoop and WaterMech.

*More than 400 Unlockable Items: Special gadgets, clothes, fan emails, special summon abilities and movies.

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