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'Ape Escape 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2003 @ 10:54 a.m. PST

Those crazy Ape Escape monkeys are back on the loose and plotting to take over the world as Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's top videogame publishers, announces plans to publish Ape Escape 2 exclusively for the PS2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, Ape Escape 2 promises the same fun gameplay as the original version including advanced game features, amazing 3D graphics, and plenty of monkey pandemonium! Ape Escape 2 has an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and will have a suggested retail price of $39.99. It is scheduled to ship July 1, 2003.

There's been a terrible accident at Monkey Park! Jimmy, the main character, has accidentally provided the monkeys with a superior intelligence and means of escape from the park. Specter, the lead monkey from the original game, hatches an evil plan for world domination, setting off the other monkeys on a rampage. With his main weapons only a club and net, Jimmy is faced with the enormous job of chasing delinquent monkeys through a large, lavish world in order to defeat the monkey rebellion.

Explore and discover the expansive environments of Ape Escape 2, reveling in richly animated 3D backdrops and traveling around the world catching playful primates. Stop the monkeys' shenanigans as they pursue their quest to take over the world!

Other game features include:

  • New gadgets such as the banana boomerang and water pistol, new bosses, new vehicles, and extra mini-games.
  • 300 delinquent monkeys each with their own personalities, hilarious attitudes, and character animations.
  • 20 expansive levels plus 8 boss levels provide hours of gameplay and replay value.
  • Large and lavish environments such as Enter the Monkey, Castle Frightmare, Panic Pyramid, and Moon Base, which provide a varied gameplay experience.
  • Excellent gameplay and intuitive, smooth controls.

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