Ape Escape series 20th anniversary Twitter account launched [Update]

Is there anyone around left to chase this poor monkey?

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia has launched an official Twitter account for the Ape Escape series’ 20th anniversary.

The first tweet from the account reads: “It’s been 20 years. I’ve always been running away, but is there no one left to chase me anymore…?” The following image is attached:

Ape Escape

While the first Ape Escape title launched for the original PlayStation on May 31, 1999 in North America, the Japanese version did not launch until June 24 that year.

It is worth noting that the Ape Escape series’ official Japanese website was also relaunched back in April. That, coupled with the launch of a 20th anniversary Twitter account, may be an indicator that a new Ape Escape title in development.

On a related note, it has been almost four years since the PlayStation 2 title Ape Escape 3 was rated for PlayStation 4 by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. It has still not been released.

Update 11:00 p.m.: Watch the series’ official 20th anniversary video here.

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