Ape Out gets pushed back to the end of February to ensure 60 FPS ultraviolence

Although it was originally scheduled to release early in the month, Devolver Digital’s Ape Out has been delayed by three weeks. Have a new trailer instead.

Ape Out has been restrained a little longer than its original release date, and will now release on 28th February across PC and Nintendo Switch. The game was originally scheduled to release on 7th February.

The delay was announced by publisher Devolver Digital, who also stated that the delay had to made to ensure “the bodies explode at 60fps”. Brutal.

Here’s a fresh look at the game with the latest trailer, which sports the new release date.

And here’s what the game’s about, according to the publisher:

Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.


Embrace bold colors and a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom. Overcome all manner of human opposition, nefarious traps, and breakable obstacles to find each exit and escape captivity.


Unleash your primal instincts and incredible strength to overpower your captors. Hold them steady to create a human shield, smash their feeble bodies into walls, or throw one into another in a violent explosion of humanity.

Ape Out is mainly developed by American dev Gabe Cuzzillo, but the game’s Steam page also lists Bennett Foddy and Matt Boch as developers. And yes, that’s that Bennett Foddy, the one who made QWOP and Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy.

There’s no official website for Ape Out, but you’ll find the game here on Steam, and here on Nintendo eShop.

For more action, but with a distinctly Norse flavour, have a look at Fimbul. If you’d like something non-violent instead, check out the platformer Overcome.

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