Third-person shooter JUMANJI: The Video Game didn’t exactly attract stellar reviews, but it was a big hit for family-friendly publisher Outright Games, and so it’s perhaps no surprise it’s teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment on a follow-up for PS5 and PS4. Due out on 3rd November, the newly announced JUMANJI: Wild Adventures looks like a distinctly different type of experience – it almost resembles classic Crash Bandicoot in a few of the trailer’s scenes.
Much like its predecessor, it’s a co-op focused experience, with the likenesses of key cast members like The Rock and Kevin Hart included. “Players will have to work together as they find themselves back in the vast world of Jumanji, where they will be tasked with finding The Jewel of Jumanji, a mysterious artefact that is the key to finding their way back home,” the press release reads.
Apparently this game will be four times bigger than its predecessor, with a “vast world to explore, including uncharted jungles, forgotten villages, and icy mountains”. You will be able to play through the game solo, but it does seem like the local co-op is the focus. There is a new Jumanji movie on the way, but it’s not due out this year, so the game’s going to have to standalone this time.