For the third time since the franchise debuted on the big screen in 1995, a new Jumanji video game is on its way.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bandai Namco, Outright Games, and Funsolve have teamed with Sony Pictures to create Jumanji: The Video Game. With the announcement comes a short teaser (as seen above), but with E3 2019 set to begin next Tuesday, more features and reveals are likely to emerge.
Here are the currently available details as listed on Outright Games' website:
"Unite in adventure and laughter in the action-packed game of Jumanji, as you try to survive the ultimate challenge for those seeking to leave their world behind!
Only you and three teammates can recover the JEWELS and save Jumanji. So get online, gather friends for split-screen play, or go alone with AI companions. There’s an army of evil marauders to take on, deadly beasts and traps to dodge, and cool customizations to unlock. And with heroes Dr. Bravestone, Ruby, Mouse, and Prof. Oberon as your avatars, you know you’ve got the unique abilities – and hilarious failings – to save the day!"
RETURN TO THE JUNGLE: Play as movie heroes Dr. Bravestone, Ruby, Mouse, and Prof. Shelley in a hilarious new 3D action adventure
TEAM UP: In online or split-screen modes, work together with up to three friends or AI teammates to defeat enemies, survive deadly traps, and save the world
DANGEROUS LOCATIONS: The world of Jumanji gets bigger with beautiful but deadly new mountain, city and jungle environments
ENDLESS ADVENTURE: As you hone your skills and strategies, and unlock new outfits and weapon styles, no two rounds of Jumanji are ever the same!
Though their likenesses will be used, it is unclear if Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart have also lent their voices to the project.
The series' first video game came in the form of 1997's Jumanji: A Jungle Adventure Game Pack, which was a collection of five mini-games. A second game titled Jumanji was released in 2007 for the PlayStation 2.
The new cross-platform adventure (available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC) is set to launch on November 15th, one month before the release of Jumanji 3, the sequel to 2017's Christmastime-hit, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.