Get ready to play as the video game incarnations of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan in Jumanji: The Video Game.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, Outright Games, and Funsolve have teamed up with Sony Pictures to make a video game based on the latest Jumanji movies. Jumanji: The Video Game will be released Nov. 15, one month before the release of the third, still untitled Jumanji movie.
Video game Jumanji will allow up to four players to play together online or in split-screen mode. Players will help each other and combine unique abilities to stay alive and discover the Jumanji jewels. The timing of a Jumanji game seems fitting given the more recent movie, Jumanji: Enter the Jungle centered its plot around a video game, instead of a board game.
No gameplay has been released, but there is an official teaser. The game clearly draws visual inspiration from Fortnite and shows us Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin “Mouse” Finbar, and Professor Shelly Oberon dropping into jungle. For some reason, the video game avatar doesn’t seem to capture the full beefiness of The Rock, but we’ll just have to make do with what we got.
Jumaniji: The Video Game will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.