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European PC Store releases for May 1st

Finally Ape Quest sees its European release today, just one day shy of its "April" schedule, as the PC Store is updated once again. Other than that, there's not a lot to see here. Check out our review of Ape Quest if you're still on the fence regarding whether to buy it or not. Or, you could just play the free starter pack and see what you think. Here's the full release list:

Playable content
  • Ape Quest starter pack (free)
  • Ape Quest full game (£6.99/€9.99)
  • Go!Explore trailer (free)

flOw out this month in PAL territories; Ape Quest in April

According to a press release sent to New Zealand based site GeekPulp, PAL territories will be able to get their hands on flOw during the same month their American cousins will. The game is due out sometime this month for both territories and for more information you should check out our PSP hands-on. Another game hitting the PC Store is the monkeylicious Ape Quest, which Americans have had their hands on for a little while now. The Ape Escape spin-off RPG will be available in PAL territories sometime in April. Check out our review for more information.

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PSP Fanboy review: Ape Quest

Ape Quest took everyone by surprise when it stealthily launched on the PLAYSTATION Store. This download-exclusive title is unique in a number of ways. Not only is it one of the few original games for download on the PC Store, it combines RPG elements and mini-games into an experience that's inherent of the Ape franchise. The purchase model for the game sets a new standard that other games may follow in the future: a free demo can be further expanded by the purchase of one of three official expansions. Each content pack can be purchased for $10 each, or a bundle can be purchased at a budget price of $20.

In concept, Ape Quest should be a success. The blending of mini-games and RPG elements makes for an intriguing combination. However, the game is unable to capitalize on its unique formula. Both the RPG side and mini-games side of the game are lackluster, creating an experience that is vapid and wholly uninspiring.

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PSP Fanboy mini-interview: Ape Quest

Everyone was surprised by the release of Ape Quest on the PLAYSTATION Store last Thursday. The game received zero publicity before it was sprung upon the PSP community. If you haven't yet, feel free to download a free demo of the game from the Store. A full review will be coming in the next few days.

We chatted with Scott Goryl from SCEA quickly about the game's surprise release.

Why the surprise release? Shouldn't games like Beats and Ape Quest get a bit more attention before being sprung upon the PSP community?
SCEA is excited to bring titles like Beats and Ape Quest to consumers via the PC Store. Even with limited hype before release, consumers are downloading and enjoying these great games for PSP.

The game hasn't come in Japan yet. Will it also be downloadable there, or will it be on UMD?
The current plan is to release it as a download.

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Ape Quest sneaks onto the PSN Store [UPDATE]

Imagine our surprise. We usually take a little time to center ourselves before we check the PC PSN Store. While the PS3 gets lots of goodies every week, PSP owners are lucky if they get a PS1 game or two. Today, however, an unexpected surprise was waiting for us. Not only is Crash Bandicoot 2 available but so is something called "Ape Quest". From the description it seems to be a mini-game based RPG experience thing and is split into three different chapters, each of which is downloadable from the PS3 or PC Store.

The bundle of all three chapters (Blue, Red and Gold) is available for $19.99 with each chapter sold separately at $9.99 each. In order to "complete" the game you must download either the Blue or Gold chapter as well as the Red chapter. All of this is worthless, however, unless you download the Starter Pack, which no doubt contains the majority of the game information. We're not sure exactly how the game will play out, but we're looking forward to finding out.

[UPDATE] The PC store has now been updated to include Crash Bandicoot 2 and Ape Quest. Enjoy!

Ape Quest gets ESRB rating

A new PSP game can be seen on the ESRB website, as discovered by Siliconera. The title, Ape Quest, most likely refers to Saru Saru Big Mission (demo available here). In the game, you're able to control the rascally monkeys by landing a robotic hat atop their heads. Each monkey has different abilities you can exploit to get through the levels.

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