For immediate release
Mobile monkey madness with Ape Academy 2 on PSP
Ape armageddon with Million Monkeys on PlayStation 2
E3, Los Angeles, May 10 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe [SCEE] is pleased to announce the release of two new Ape titles. Following hot on the tails of Ape Escape P and Ape Escape 3, Ape Academy 2 is out on PSP (PlayStation® Portable) this September. Not long after that, ape-fans can enjoy tooled-up, chimp-kicking action on PlayStation 2, as the monkeys strike back in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys.
Ape Academy 2 is the next stage in monkey mayhem on PSP. Players join the monkeys following their graduation from the 'Ape Academy' as they square off in a zany "Scissors, Paper, Stone" card battle! Key game features include:
- Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment International (SCEI)
- 1-2 players (via wireless)
- Play 100 new mini games
- Collect up to 300 monkey cards
- Give your mate a taste of monkey madness by sending them a special mini game via the Game Sharing mode
- Play two players on one PSP using the special monkey-shield provided to make sure your opponent doesn't see what cards you have!
Ape Escape Million Monkeys on PlayStation 2 is not about
catching apes - this time it's war! To save the day, and the
planet, players need to take on a mighty army of angry apes,
hell-bent on world domination, and give them the kicking they
deserve! Just watch out for familiar faces from past Ape
Escape titles and be warned - the monkeys aren't just armed:
they're dangerous too! Key game features include:
- Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment International
- Choose from high-tech vehicles and customisable weaponry to fight against the hoards of monkeys
- Massive Battles against hordes of gun-toting apes and gigantic ape battle-robots
- Enjoy a range of extensive multiplayer options including a chaotic four player battles and a 40-stage Survival Mode
For more information about the new Ape games for 2006 please contact your local PR manager
Notes to Editors
About PSP (PlayStation®Portable)
PSP (PlayStation®Portable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PSP features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. The PSP system's storage medium - UMD (Universal Media Disc) - is a compact yet high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless (WLAN) functionality, PSP is the new entertainment platform from Sony Computer Entertainment.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®2 and PSP (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2006, over 38 million PlayStation®2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 103 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.
Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2006, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 17 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com and www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.
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