Jumanji Video Game Welcomes You To The Jungle
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A new Jumanji video game is coming from Bandai Namco, based on the movie franchise with a new sequel coming this fall. Jumanji: The Video Game will hit PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on November 15.
The game follows the four heroes introduced in 2017's Jumanji movie: Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin "Mouse" Finbar, and Professor Shelly Oberon. Each one has their own special set of skills to contribute to the team. You'll be seeking the Jewels of Jumanji and fighting through creatures, traps, and marauders to find your way back home.
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four teenagers entered the world of a retro video game--as opposed to the board game concept of the original film. And each in-game avatar had their own special abilities, like martial arts expertise or zoology. A sequel is coming in December. A teaser released alongside the announcement doesn't show much, but does reveal characters in the likenesses of the actors who played them in the movie: Jack Black, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart.
The Jumanji video game is being developed by Outright Games, which has worked on several recent licensed games including Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Paw Patrol: On a Roll, and Dragons: Dawn of the New Riders.
"Jumanji is a property we have been eager to work with for a long time," said Outright CEO Terry Malham, in the announcement. "Our specialty as a video game publisher is in producing high-quality interactive-entertainment for the whole family to enjoy and there is no brand more exciting for families right now than Jumanji."
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