Jumanji lands its own video game in latest incarnation for the popular license

Outright Games, the team of publishers behind video games based on Hotel Transylvania, PAW Patrol and Adventure Time, has revealed a first look at the upcoming Jumanji title.

Yes, a video game based on a film in which players are sucked into a video game which in itself is a reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams film in which its characters are drawn in to a board game – of which there has been a licensed board game produced and re-launched – all of which was actually based on a book written some years before it in 1981.

And breathe. You know the drill, this is the licensing industry, after all.

This latest incarnation of the Jumanji license, a fittingly digital take on the Jungle daring storyline, features the stars of 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in a reprisal of their roles.

Jumanji: The Video Game tasks players to unite with up to three friends to tackle various environments, find the jewels of Jumanji and stay alive. It features both split-screen and online modes and allows players to take on the roles of Dr Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin ‘Mouse’ Finbar, and Professor Shelly Oberon.

Inspired by a series of picture books by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji was first made into a film in 1995, and starred Robin Williams. A soft reboot arrived in 2017 with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with a sequel title landing in cinemas before Christmas this year.

Jumanji: The Video Game will land on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on November 15 this year.

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