Planet of the Apes is heading to the small screen, in the form of a video game. Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will bring players into a world on the brink of war between the humans and the apes.
The game will be set between 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this summer’s War for the Planet of the Apes. Players will be allowed to control a band of human survivors or as an ape tribe seeking refuge. The gameplay will feature the option to make critical decisions are made that could push either side to war, keeping in line with the moral ambiguity of the film franchise.
Andy Serkis, who plays Caesar in the Planet of the Apes films via motion capture, and his Imaginarium Studios are producing the game along with FoxNext Games. Fans can expect the game to be released this fall for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Check out the trailer for the game below:
In the meantime, here is the synopsis for War for the Planet of the Apes:
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval & Terry Notary.
War for the Planet of the Apes is now in theaters.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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