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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.