Jumanji Franchise Gets Its Own Video Game In November

Posted: Jun 5 2019, 9:44am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Jumanji franchise gets its own video game in November

Fans of the hit fantasy-action movie franchise Jumanji will soon be able to relive the movie at their own pace.

Bandai Namco, the maker of Dragon Ball Z and Dark Souls video games, has teamed up with game developers Outright Games and Funsolve, as well as Sony Pictures to launch a game version of the Jumanji film franchise.

The game, to be formally called “Jumanji: The Video Game,” is scheduled to roll out November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC Digital, according to a June 4 joint announcement. Pre-order Jumanji: The Video Game now for the Nintendo Switch on amazon.com.

It will be based on the five films in the Jumanji franchise that was adapted from the 1981 book of the same name, written by Chris Van Allsburg.

The first Jumanji film was released in 1995 starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. The latest one, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” released in 2017 starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. A teaser of the video game from Outright Games on YouTube shows characters depicting all four actors who starred in the 2017 film.

The timing of the Jumanji video game’s release comes prior to the release of the latest sequel to hit the screens in December.

The simulation game will put the player in control of Jumanji heroes as they search for the precious Jewels of Jumanji, fight exotic creatures, save the world and find a way home.

Up to three players can play the game together in online or split-screen modes and choose between heroes Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin “Mouse” Finbar or Professor Shelly Oberon.

The video game will run on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.

“This is a dream come true for our studio… Adapting the exotic, dangerous and hilarious world of Jumanji into a video game has pushed us to create something truly special. We’ve got some incredibly exciting features and reveals coming soon, but for now let’s just say the game is coming this November, and puts you in the shoes of iconic Jumanji heroes,” Richard Tawn, Funsolve founder and director, said in a statement.

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