This is almost a Captain Obvious post, but hey, I’ll take any excuse to talk about Ape Escape 4 that I can get. Not seeing the game at E3 10 was easily one of my biggest disappointments of the show.
Sony still seems resistant to doing anything with their PS1-era franchises, probably out of a desire to keep up their self-perceived “cutting edge” image. You’d think they look at all the money Nintendo’s making off their +10-year-old franchises and get the hint; nostalgia sells. A lot well off +25-year-old gamers were big fans games like Ape Escape, Jumping Flash, and Parappa the Rapper in their teenage years. If Sony wants to fully cash in on their wistful longing for their youth and disposable incomes, they’d do well to bring all three of those franchises back to the forefront.
Anyway, Ape Escape 4 is definitely coming to Europe. Are you hyped? I know this guy is.
Ape Escape 4 confirmed for Europe– [Siliconera]