The Eighth Wonder of the World has returned, with an all-new game based on the iconic King Kong having been officially announced today (after being briefly leaked by Amazon) in Skull Island: Rise of Kong.
Based on the rich history of Skull Island developed by creator Joe DeVito and based on Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong, Rise of Kong will be third-person action adventure game that casts players as the titular ape in something of an origin story as he fights to take his rightful place as King of Skull Island. It’s set to come to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC in Spring this year.
The short, minute-long trailer debuted alongside the announcement isn’t a whole lot to go off, but it definitely has a more budget feel to it. The game is in development at IguanaBee which has worked on licensed games in the past and acted as a support studio for bigger projects, and publishing is being handled by GameMill Entertainment, known for bankrolling games like Nickelodeon Kart Racers, NERF Legends, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 and also Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3.
Check out the reveal trailer for Skull Island: Rise of Kong below:
Take on an action-packed quest to avenge the death of Kong’s parents at the hands of the ultimate alpha predator: the saurian terror Gaw. Traverse the mysterious island and uncover its secrets across a variety of treacherous environments, discovering the power coursing through its exotic flora and fauna. Conquer waves of primal beasts, defeat unique bosses, and rise above all who stand in Kong’s way to being King!
Explore the Origins of the King – Start your journey as the orphaned Kong and experience his evolution to the King of Skull Island as you hunt for revenge against Gaw.
Unleash the Fury of Kong – Deal devastating combos to dominate Gaw’s ferocious minions, and unleash your rage to heighten the impact of your attacks. Send even the most gargantuan of enemies fleeing with your earth-shattering roar and brutal finishing attacks.
Ascend to New Heights – Gain new abilities through special events and intense boss fights to unlock Kong’s full potential.
Discover the Mythos of Skull Island – Explore mountainous terrain, jungles, swamps, skullite-filled caves and more to unearth collectibles, unlock new areas, and learn more about the mysterious history of this faraway land.