Most Playstation fans are awaiting information on Sony’s latest Ape Escape offering, a PS3 title that will support Sony’s Playstation Move motion controller. However, details have emerged today on an Ape Escape game that never came to be entitled ‘Ape Escape: Trapped In Space’. The game that never happened because of what sounds like Super Mario Galaxy.
“Japan Studio was disgraced to find out another popular platforming video game franchise had used this concept after it had leaked. The game was scrapped”
Details on the scrapped game comes via a tweet from the Ape Club on Twitter. This is a what were told about the cancelled game.
“Ape Escape: Trapped In Space (working title) was a game that was originally set for release in 2006, however due to complications, it was never released. The game was in the process of being made after Ape Escape 3. Several paper’s containing the concept were leaked on the internet in mid 2005. Japan Studio continued to develop the game, hoping that the concept wouldn’t be taken. Originally the concept was Specter had kidnapped The Professor and it was up to the protagonist (character had not been announced yet), to get him back by catching the monkeys and defeating bosses. Specter had created a computer generated universe, with many planets which the protagonist would have to visit and capture the monkeys. The planets would each be very unique and each have its own theme. Finally, the protagonist would defeat Specter and the Professor would be rescued. After E3 in 2006, Japan Studio was disgraced to find out another popular platforming video game franchise had used this concept after it had leaked. The game was scrapped.”