Jumanji: The Video Game – Coming To All Platforms On November 8: Everything Gamers Need To Know

Jumanji: The Video Game – Coming To All Platforms On November 8: Everything Gamers Need To Know
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What is Jumanji: The Video Game?

The game stems from the new Jumanji series that has been released within last few years, not the Jumanji that came out in the ‘90s. Gamers will play as the main characters from the movie while searching for jewels in a wild adventure.

Players will have to take on ancient enemies and jungle animals using a variety of attacks, depending on the character that is chosen.

Which movie does the video game plotline follow?

There hasn’t been much information released about the plotline of the video game. However, there are two movies that the game could follow.

The gameplay trailer and released screenshots all reflect a jungle and ancient ruins as the scenery for the video game.

The 2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes place in a dense jungle.

Jumanji: The Next Level, which comes out December 13 of this year, seemingly takes place in a multitude of different areas, including an arid desert, dense jungle, and within a snowy landscape.

It is unclear which movie the video game will be based off. However, the game will be released before the new movie comes out, so one would assume that the game revolves around the first movie.

The game could end up having its own separate pot line as well. Fans will have to wait to find out.

Here is the official gameplay trailer of Jumanji: The Video Game:

Gamers will be able to play one of the four main avatars from the new Jumanji movies. The characters include:
Dr. Smolder Bravestone: The avatar is portrayed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He is known around the world as a master archeologist and adventurer.
Ruby Roundhouse: The avatar is portrayed by Karen Gillan. She is known for her fighting prowess.
Franklin “Mouse” Finbar: The avatar is portrayed by Kevin Hart. He became Dr Bravestone’s sidekick after Bravestone rescued him from a warlord in Peru. Finbar received his nickname as Mouse because of his small stature and adorable personality. He wears a giant backpack which represents his role as an item keeper.
Professor Shelly Oberon: The avatar is portrayed by Jack Black. He is known as an overall genius and a code-breaking specialist, as well as a professor of many things.

How many people can play Jumanji together?

Gamers can play with three teammates, either online or via split-screen. AI will play the characters that haven’t been chosen.

Jumanji: The Video Game is releasing on all platforms on November 8, 2019.

Nintendo Switch – $39.99 on Amazon and is supported via TV mode, Tabletop mode, and Handheld mode
PC – Comes out on Steam, price not yet listed.
Xbox One – $39.99 on Amazon
PlayStation 4 – $39.99 on Amazon