A Jumanji game based on the 2017 sequel to the classic 1995 movie is being released across multiple platforms later this year.
Movie/video game crossovers can be very dubious things. For the most part, history dictates that they do not work. However, there are exceptions. The one that always crops to mind for us personally is The Lion King on Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. An example of a crossover that wasn't so great was the attempt to turn Assassin's Creed into a movie.
However, the success of Detective Pikachu may well have given developers and directors new hope. It's best to make the most of that hope quickly, as we have a strong suspicion that it will be stolen back from us when Sonic The Hedgehog is eventually released. Lucky for Sony Pictures and Outright Games, their recently announced Jumanji game will be released before Sonic hits theaters.
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Jumanji: The Video Game was announced via a trailer that dropped this week, reports Game Rant. The game features all four characters from the 2017 sequel, all of whom will be playable characters. Players will be able to work their way through the co-op adventure with friends, others online, or AI. The aim of the game will be to collect jewels and help the characters find their way home.
As hinted at above, like the remake, there probably won't be a lot in this game for fans of the original Jumanji. The game is very much based on Welcome To The Jungle starring the likes of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Kevin Hart. However, there might well be a hat tip to the original movie just like there was in Welcome To The Jungle. If there isn't, then there should be.
As we said, Jumanji: The Video Game's release will come before Sonic The Hedgehog his theaters. However, that is only because the release of Sonic has been delayed. Jumanji will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on November 15, 2019. It will undoubtedly tie in with the released of the next Jumanji movie that is currently in production and scheduled to hit theaters in December of this year.