Devolver Digital has announced that the release of Ape Out will be held until February 28th, and honestly, that may not be enough time for Switch gamers to get ready.

Proudly described as “… a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz,” Ape Out is a top-down arcade action game that calls to mind Postal if you can recall back that far. The “protagonist” here, however, appears to be an ape who’s caged in a high-rise office building, and he wants out. Why there are so many armed humans trying to prevent this, I guess we’ll have to discover later this month.

The three-week release delay is so the developers can optimize the framerate for a full 60fps. But graphic fluidity will be just one of the game’s features, along with:

  • Stylish graphics – Enjoy 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.
  • Brutal gameplay – 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.
  • A dynamic soundtrack – Find your rhythm in the chaos as the soundtrack of drums, cymbals, and decapitations drive the action to the edge of mayhem.

Ape Out is now available for pre-purchase in the Nintendo eShop for $14.99. For more information on Ape Out, visit