The jungle awaits as new video game based on the successful Jumanji film franchise launches November 15, 2019
LEAVE YOUR WORLD BEHIND IN ‘JUMANJI: THE VIDEO GAME,’ A HILARIOUS NEW 3D ACTION ADVENTURE COMING TO PLAYSTATION® 4, NINTENDO SWITCH™, XBOX ONE AND PC
“A Game For Those Who Seek To Find… A Way To Leave Their World Behind.”
London, June 4th 2019: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, worldwide family entertainment publisher Outright Games, and UK based development studio Funsolve, in collaboration with Sony Pictures, today announce Jumanji: The Video Game, the officially licensed game set in the world of the massively successful Jumanji film franchise.
Releasing November 15th, 2019, Jumanji: The Video Game puts you in control of Jumanji’s greatest heroes as they seek to find the precious Jewels of Jumanji, save the world and find a way home. What’s stopping them? Only a deadly array of exotic creatures, dangerous locations and an army of evil marauders.
Unite with up to three friends on this hilarious adventure in online or split-screen modes, as you tackle all new Jumanji environments and choose your hero from Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Franklin “Mouse” Finbar or Professor Shelly Oberon and combine their unique abilities to keep one another alive.
“This is a dream come true for our studio” Funsolve Founder and Director, Richard Tawn said “Adapting the exotic, dangerous and hilarious world of Jumanji into a video game has pushed us to create something truly special. We’ve got some incredibly exciting features and reveals coming soon, but for now let’s just say the game is coming this November, and puts you in the shoes of iconic Jumanji heroes.”
Jumanji: The Video Game is based on the wildly successful film franchise that began in 1995 with Jumanji and has gone on to produce the box office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017 as well as its highly anticipated sequel releasing this December.
“Jumanji is a property we have been eager to work with for a long time” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games “Our specialty as a video game publisher is in producing high-quality interactive-entertainment for the whole family to enjoy and there is no brand more exciting for families right now than Jumanji.”
Jumanji: The Video Game will run on Unreal Engine 4, and releases worldwide on 15th November 2019 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC Digital.
For more information about the game and other products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit: www.bandainamcoent.eu.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™,TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, ACE COMBAT™ and DARK SOULS™. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is the premier publisher for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE™.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
Founded in 2015 by industry veteran Richard Tawn, Funsolve are an independent videogames studio based in Warwickshire, UK. Dedicated to creating outstanding, fun experiences for gamers in stunning immersive worlds that resonate with a global audience, Funsolve have experience with both established and new brands. Previous work include projects with SEGA, Exient, Imaginati, Marker Studio, and many more. Funsolve are currently developing their first AAA licensed project with publisher Outright Games, releasing in 2019.
For more information about Funsolve, visit funsolve.com
About Outright Games
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including such favourites as Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion and Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Onboard with Sony Pictures and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBCUniversal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com