New Planet of the Apes Video Game Will Tell the Story Between the Movies

Despite movie tie-in games having a fairly bad track record (though there are plenty of great ones), I can’t help but be excited for the Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier announcement.  Not only because I’m a HUGE Apes fan and eager to see some story content between the last two films, but also because Imaginarium Studios (Andy Serkis’ motion capture studio that helps make the movies so amazing) is helping develop the title.  Based off this announcement trailer, at the very least it will be a very pretty game to play.  


The Imaginarium Studios, the premier performance capture studio for film, television and video games, in partnership with FoxNext Games, today confirmed Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will be releasing on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC this fall.

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game of conquest, betrayal and survival with multiple endings. When the fates of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors intertwine, two worlds collide as their precarious existence hangs in the balance. Set between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes films, Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier plunges the player into a rich, cinematic experience where every decision impacts the fragile balance between peace and war.

Players will be given the opportunity to play both sides of the growing conflict, gaining a deep understanding of the motivations, hopes and fears of humans and apes alike. The destinies of each species rests entirely on the player as the game pushes towards a tense, fragile peace, or a final bloody battle.

“We are committed to exploring and expanding next-generation storytelling, and Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier represents an exciting marriage of technology and creativity, all set in a rich universe of which I am very proud” said Andy Serkis, Founder of The Imaginarium.  

I would love to see some gameplay, as I’m unclear what it will actually entail based off the press release description.  It almost sounds like a Telltale style game, but also sounds like some action elements are there.  Either way, we’re getting a Planet of the Apes game later this year, and we’ll just have to keep an eye on it.  What do you think of the announcement so far?