War for the Planet of the Apes Video Game Coming to Consoles

The War for the Planet of the Apes game "feels like an interactive movie," Andy Serkis says.


At a New York Comic-Con panel today,actor Andy Serkis mentioned that War for the Planet of the Apes will be accompanied by a video game, for which he's performing motion capture. The game is coming to consoles and releases around the same time as the movie.

Not much information was shared at the panel, and Andy Serkis remained tight-lipped in a post-panel interview with GameSpot. He did, however, divulge some information about the game to us, including that it's coming to consoles.

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"I don't think it's ever been done before," Serkis said. "We created it at the Imaginarium, which is my studio. Without giving too much away about it, it's not like a first-person shooter. It feels like an interactive movie. And that's all I can say other than that it will be coming out around the same time as the movie."

"It's a companion piece, it's not based on the characters from this movie," Serkis added.

War for the Planet of the Apes' First Teaser Trailer
War for the Planet of the Apes' First Teaser Trailer

Serkis has featured in video games in the past. He worked with DmC Devil May Cry developer Ninja Theory on motion capture and voice work in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, in addition to voicing characters in Risen and Volume. The actor is also set to feature in the upcoming space video game Star Citizen.

War for the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters on July 14, 2017. It stars Serkis, alongside Judy Greer (Ant-Man), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), and Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club). The film is helmed by Matt Reeves, who previously directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Cloverfield. You can watch War for the Planet of the Apes' teaser trailer here.

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