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.

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Now Playing: Andy Serkis Talks War for the Planet of the Apes

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.

"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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I've always been a fan of Andy Serkis, but I can't trust his word on a game. He's just too into what he does. He's great at it, but motion capture isn't something I really care about when it comes to games. If it's done well, great. If it's animated by hand and done well, great. It just doesn't matter. I just want a quality game. I'm just betting this game will have the best motion capture and that's about it, but I hope I'm wrong.

When celebrities from other areas of entertainment get into games, they always talk about some aspect/s being revolutionary, but those aspects usually aren't important to most gamers. Remember James Cameron talking about the Avatar game? I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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Interactive movie? Wasn't the most recent Jurassic Park game just that?

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It's always funny to hear devs and celebrities trying to say something "hasn't been done before" when shilling for their games. I'm sure we'll all be struggling to think of examples of games that tried to be like an interactive movie.

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This is going to be terrible

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@7tizz: The current movie and gaming industry is horrible. Of course I'm negative towards it lol. I like good things such as BioShock, Resident Evil 4, Zelda: Ocarina of TIme, and Halo 3. Those are some of my favorite games. I dont like anything from 2012 and up pretty much, that was when the gaming industry started to crash. I can only imagine what garbage you actually like in gaming.

Edit: You gave Halo 5 a ten...you have horrible taste lol.

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@darksouls: Just like the recent movies.

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@externalpower43: Those movies were really good. WTF???

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@externalpower43: True

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Gonna be a masterpiece!

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D!@Ks Out for Harambe!!

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@xutroy: Not even remotely funny

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@darksouls: It most definitely is! Harambe shall live FOREVER!!!

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@PS2fweak: k

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Harambe simulator 2017

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@jonnybrownieboy: D!@Ks Out for Harambe!!

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@xutroy: Stfu pls

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@nibbin1191: Rip, k m80

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@nibbin1191: Nah

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Only if I can play as Harambe (c'mon somebody had to say it)

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@catsimboy: Cancer

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@catsimboy: That joke is so old that even Yisrael Kristal is saying "Just let it die."

(Fun fact: Yisrael Kristal is one of the oldest men in the world.)

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@RedWave247: "Just let it die." is what the zookeepers said when they ruthlessly murdered the noble Harambe.

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@catsimboy: *sigh*

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@catsimboy: My monitor is covered in the sprite I was drinking. So wrong, but yet so right. Kudos to you good sir.

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@ethanm1834: D!@Ks Out for Harambe!!

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BS! Should have made a modern 'Freedom Fighters' but instead of rebellious yanks vs commies you could have apes vs humans with those squad style mechanics. Replayability by switching sides...

...could have been perfect.

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@kyelo: I second this. Freedom Fighters was one of my favorite games on the original Xbox.

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So why do only consoles get it? Maybe there are PC players out there that would like to play this.....the PC discriminating needs to stop its fucking bullshit.....

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@se7en1989: lol hehe haha elite my a$$

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@se7en1989: We get Star Citizen, variety and all that.

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@kyelo: Are you SURE you get Scam Citizen???? You might have PAID $500 for a ship....but the game is far far from being released if ever....