With Ape Escape celebrating its 20th anniversary, it seems we might be getting a new entry in the much-loved franchise, if a mysterious tweet is to be believed.
The mysterious tweet that seems to hint at a new Ape Escape game comes via a Twitter account (@piposaru20th), which seems to have only joined the social media platform a few weeks ago.
The translated tweet reads: “Piposar 20 years since then. I’ve been running around, but I wonder if there’s anyone chasing me anymore”.
— 【公式】サルゲッチュ20周年 (@piposaru20th) June 23, 2019
Of course, the question is why are people taking this account so seriously? Well, Sony’s Japan Studio, who has their own verified account, has started following the account that has posted the tweet. This could all be a coincidence but weirdly the official website for the franchise was also recently updated for the first time in many years.
With Sony reviving many of their older franchises, such as MediEvil, and fans begging for a new Ape Escape game, it might just make sense for Sony to either develop a brand new game in the franchise or remake one of the classics.