The thrilling world of Jumanji returns with a fresh cooperative game named Jumanji: Wild Adventures, ready to drop on the gaming scene with an impending launch date. This follows the less noticed 2019 Jumanji: The Video Game, another co-op venture, grounded in the rebooted cinematic duo, even though it did enjoy an upgrade for PS5 in 2021, it was relatively overlooked as a standard film crossover.
A-list Cast and a New Game: The Continued Relevance of Jumanji
Jumanji, originally brought to life by the iconic Robin Williams in 1995, has since been reforged into a lucrative blockbuster entity in contemporary times, delivering two follow-ups; Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Boasting an A-list cast with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillian, and Kevin Hart, the rebooted Jumanji saga has found its stride in the mainstream cinematic landscape over recent years.
Die-hard fans of the movie series will rejoice at the release of a tantalising trailer for a cooperative game, Jumanji: Wild Adventures, primed for a November 3rd launch. This brief preview grants a glimpse into the film’s characters energetically navigating jungle terrains and frost-laden landscapes. Unexpectedly, Cradle Games, the creators of the Souls-inspired Hellpoint, are the minds behind Jumanji: Wild Adventures, marking a curious deviation from their typical genre.
What to Expect from Jumanji: Wild Adventures
Wild Adventures seems to promise a broad gameplay spectrum. The teaser trailer features adrenaline-fueled chase scenes from threats like lava or arachnids, resembling the style of Crash Bandicoot, whilst other segments display 2D platformer and arcade-inspired top-down brawler vibes. Despite it being unclear whether Jumanji: Wild Adventures can be tackled solo, there are multiple instances in the 38-second trailer where lone characters battle foes and navigate treacherous terrains.
It’s peculiar to see a Jumanji co-op game such as Wild Adventures slated for a 2023 release without the safety net of a blockbuster film release. Given it’s been over three years since the release of Jumanji: The Next Level, and whispers of a fourth instalment persist, it’s intriguing to speculate.
With both Welcome to the Jungle and The Next Level launched in their respective Decembers, could Wild Adventures’ November release serve as a hint for the next, yet-to-be-announced Jumanji film targeting this year’s holiday season? If this theory holds, a film announcement should be imminent considering we’re already halfway through the year and big-ticket Hollywood releases usually have extended marketing runways.
Jumanji: Wild Adventures is poised for a November 3rd release on platforms including PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC.
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