After playing Astro’s Playroom, I gotta say.. Asobi Team would be the PERFECT devs for a new Ape Escape game!

1 : Anonymous2021/03/12 13:03 ID: m3h452

The humour, charm, vibrant and happy visuals, fantastic music, love for the Playstation legacy, incredible integration of Dualsense features (in the same was as how Ape Escape innovated with the Dualshock), great mix of tight platforming and "combat", just everything would fit sooo well..

And yes I know I know, very unlikely to happen blah blah. But, if it did happen, there are nobody I would rather want behind the game than Asobi Team. Seeing how Japan Studio (the ones behind the Ape Escape franchise) will be absorbed into this team from 1 of April, it would fit EVEN better!

ALSO: This scene speaks for itself 🙂

2 : Anonymous2021/03/12 14:43 ID: gqozs3y

Astro deserves a proper AAA title. He could genuinely be the next big Sony mascot with fun family friendly games that are Sony's answer to Mario. I would much rather the devs be given the time and money to make a full length Astro platformer.

ID: gqpxx4g

This would be great. Astro has that “Nintendo magic”. It’s the first non-Nintendo game my 6 year old has played that really captured her imagination the way the Mario games do.

ID: gqp39c9

Astro serves a AAA platformer that isn’t a VR exclusive title.

ID: gqqfxqc

And he definitely should have use beyond games in fact. Like in ads of him trying out new Sony gadgets and stuff.

ID: gqptsjw

There has already been one, if you miss the first full game entry on PSVR you are doing yourself a disservice.

ID: gqpxvfp

I was around for the n64 hype as a kid, and astro vr is as close to the "Mario magic" as I've seen in the 25 ish years since. It's absolutely stellar!

ID: gqpune9

Astrobot and sackboy grand adventure starring the toro the cat

3 : Anonymous2021/03/12 15:10 ID: gqp31fu

I just got my ps5 yesterday and it's an amazing game.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/12 13:50 ID: gqotjj2

A new Ape Escape is something I didn't know i wanted until now

ID: gqov4bc

I want it soo so bad

ID: gqqcxsr

I would settle for a remake of the original

ID: gqqhx95

I'd settle for letting apes escape from my local zoo and setting off to recapture them. But the last zoo got some judge to write some stuff and I'm not allowed near zoos anymore.

ID: gqrid47

ive been wanting one sinceps2 🙁

5 : Anonymous2021/03/12 14:17 ID: gqowlj3

Astro Bot is Sony and Asobi's Super Mario, they will continue milking this for years to come. If you were lucky enough to play Astro Bot Robot Rescue for PSVR (which is considerably more enjoyable than Playroom) you would be quite happy with that direction. Playroom was great, and this team have really brought back platformers to where they were decades ago.

ID: gqpse08

The platforming is good, but I want a deeper game. If Astro Bot is Sony's "Mario" then we need a Galaxy or Odyssey sized game.

ID: gqpsne2

Did you get those titles on NES or SNES? If we get to Galaxy or Odyssey now then AB is already a dead game.

ID: gqrtxlm

100% this. Astro Bot has that Nintendo magic, Asobi knows how to make a game that is pure fun and joy. Astro’s Playroom celebrates the history of PlayStation the way Super Mario Odyssey celebrated Mario. It’s a perfect blend of modern mechanics, polish, and nostalgia Easter eggs for the long time fans. I smiled my entire time playing, and wished there was more after the end.

I only played the demo of Rescue Mission but will be playing the full game soon. All I can say is THAT is how you make great use of new tech. Excited and hope they can work on some new titles for PSVR2. Looking forward to more from the team in the future.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/12 17:13 ID: gqpjil2

I believe Asobi team MADE Ape Escape.

They came from Japan Studio the original devs

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ID: gqpp6fs
ID: gqt49x3

Not quite.

Japan Studio used to be an umbrella for many creative directors and teams. And ASOBI! was only founded in 2012, by Nicolas Doucet, whose history was in Eyetoy games and other PlayStation oddities. Indeed, many of the staff at ASOBI! are new blood.

Most of the staff behind Ape Escape left Sony long ago, the only notable one that stuck around was Takamatsu Iijima (artist of Ape Escape), who directed Knack and Knack 2. He also has likely since left, in the aftermath of the Japan Studio culling.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/12 14:39 ID: gqoz7uq

Wow. I've never agreed more with a post. A new ape escape with this play style would be absolutely amazing.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/12 14:50 ID: gqp0nrv

That'd be fucking awesome. Have wanted a new ape escape since playing the first one on PS1. Would be amazing if they made one on PS5 using all the new controller features.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/12 16:04 ID: gqpa7pe

Ape Escape? I'd love for Sony to throw Jak their way and finally shut people up about it. People wanting Naughty Dog to go back to making Jak are just insane.

ID: gqqg4p6

I know right? A new Jak and Daxter would be made of win!

10 : Anonymous2021/03/12 16:10 ID: gqpayur

I bought a PS5 last month and I got Spiderman and Dark Souls with it but my 4 year old and I have played Playroom for hours and it's been my favourite part of buying this console.

I'm a PC gamer mainly but a Gamer ultimately so PS5 is my console of choice as I can get all the Xbox games on PC. This is an excellent showcase of what the impressive new controller can do and the music is so catchy and well produced. I love all the nods and references as well and it's just impressive that a free game gives so much and has had so many hours put into it.

Genuinely love to see what they could do with a load of money and a new IP or even a classic to rework.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/12 23:16 ID: gqqter8

astro's playroom was the first game I ever played on any playstation, and I'm glad it was

12 : Anonymous2021/03/12 14:59 ID: gqp1ql1

Good take, friend. I absolutely agree.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/12 15:43 ID: gqp7czt

My theory is they’ll release the new ape escape for the new vr hardware as a release title Since old ape escape was all about zomg dual shock analog sticks, I feel like this would be similar. That and frankly ape escape would be a perfect vr game

14 : Anonymous2021/03/12 16:13 ID: gqpbdv5

Damn, you're 100% right. I really want that now.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/12 18:50 ID: gqpwjrp

Oh man. Such an underrated game. I loved that back in the day. My kid would flip. I wish they would.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/12 19:12 ID: gqpzcr0

That's an interesting perspective. They said Asobi would be a center of Team Japan, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be restricted to only Astrobot. Especially if the studio expands.

But Platformers could work well through Asobi. The ideas that could go into this with controller. Then Playstation Studios branding could set high expectations for the release and expanding brand popularity and awareness for their ip.

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17 : Anonymous2021/03/12 22:51 ID: gqqqls0

That's honestly a great idea. Don't let the IP die over a few stinkers on the PSP.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:07 ID: gqt4puk

Ever since Robot Rescue in 2018, I've been calling for an Astro Bot X Ape Escape mashup. Just let the gadgets come out of the top of Astro's head, Inspector Gadget-like.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/12 13:48 ID: gqotek2

As good as the Astro's Playroom soundtrack is, it has to be Soichi Terada for me.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/12 15:06 ID: gqp2jt9


21 : Anonymous2021/03/12 16:58 ID: gqphfgq

Pipo pipo

22 : Anonymous2021/03/12 22:11 ID: gqqlzbl

Ape Escape Run on GME.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/13 02:32 ID: gqrdus4

i want some ape escape : O

24 : Anonymous2021/03/13 04:59 ID: gqrs1zr

Ape Escape sounds like a wsb meme.

25 : Anonymous2021/03/12 15:16 ID: gqp3u7s

As someone who is currently playing Donkey Kong Country 2 on my OpenEMU, I want more primate based games, thank you for bringing awareness <3 *does Diddy kong dance*

ID: gqp6xkv

I heard that they are finally here...

26 : Anonymous2021/03/13 15:52 ID: gqt34wn

Astros is more likeable, has more charm and it's easier to sell than Ape Escape.

27 : Anonymous2021/03/12 18:55 ID: gqpx6v4

Lol sony really dismantled a whole studio and made silent hill devs leave just to focus on a childish games as astrobot. Downvote me if you want but astrobot isn't as interesting of a game and i doubt many give a shit about.

ID: gqsvqmx

Astro Bot Rescue Mission won countless GOTY Awards so I think people do care about it. And so far it’s seems to be the majority of PS5 owners that are loving it and calling for a full game.


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