Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier – cinematic gaming

Posted on August 19, 2017

The Imaginarium Studios has just announced its video game companion to the recently rebooted Planet of the Apes movies, the game aptly titled Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier. Last Frontier is set between the events taking place of the two most recent films, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Described as a “narrative-driven adventure game of conquest, betrayal, and survival, with multiple endings” Last frontier looks astounding and for fans of the franchise it will definitely be a must play.

Andy Serkis, founder of The Imaginarium said, “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.”

Planet of the Apes its a true cult classic, it has been reinvented many times since its conception in literature in the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes. The book was so popular it was translated into English (Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet) and was later adapted into a film in 1968. Whilst the franchise itself is one that spans not only novels, movie’s, comics and games it was that 1968 film Planet of the Apes which started it all and spawned not only a remake (the 2001 film Planet of the Apes, directed by Tim Burton) but also a TV series and a video game called Planet of the Apes released in 2001 for PC, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Colour.

But it’s this new game Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier I feel will make it bigger and better than ever! Playing more like a cinematic masterpiece than a video game, players will be drawn into the science fiction landscape of this cult franchise. It’s easy to see in these gameplay images shown below the level of detail the development team have gone to here and with players being given the opportunity to play both sides of this growing conflict, gaining an understanding of the motives, hopes and fears that drive both humans and apes alike, I see Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier having vast replay value.

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier has not yet received an official released date but will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more information stay tuned to Checkpoint to keep up with all your latest gaming news.