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King Kong

Platform(s): GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier

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'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 14, 2005 @ 9:19 p.m. PST

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts. By integrating Weta assets directly into the game engine, and taking a true cinematic approach, from both a visual and audio perspective, players are thrust directly onto the Skull Island where the dark jungles, over-sized environment and lurking danger become reality.

“Ubisoft is extremely excited to reach this milestone in collaborating with Peter Jackson, Wingnut Films and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group,” said Yves Guillemot, president and chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “The response among the media, core gamers and the mass-market audience has been tremendous and we can’t wait to launch Ubisoft’s most impressive and successful game of 2005 – Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie.”

Michel Ancel, creative director at Ubisoft, regarded as one of the top innovative minds in the video game industry, and his team at Ubisoft’s Montpellier (France) studio are working with Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films to capture and create the King Kong movie dynamics through a unique video game experience.

The title will launch in North America November 22 at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "T" for Teen. The Game Boy Advance title King Kong The Official Game of the Movie will be released on 17th November 2005.

While the Xbox 360 version of Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie is slated to launch early December, 2005, alongside its console counterparts. PSP system and Nintendo DS versions of Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie will launch soon thereafter.

Key Features

  • Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay : Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.
  • Cinematic Quality : By integrating Weta assets directly into the game engine, and taking a true cinematic approach, from both a visual and audio perspective, players are thrust directly onto the Skull Island where the dark jungles, over-sized environment and lurking danger become reality.
  • Cooperate with Your Expedition Team : Each team member plays a crucial role and complements each other with valuable skills and abilities. The player relies on them and vice-versa to succeed. The unique resource management system keeps the action seamless and plausible while keeping items, weapons and assets readily available.
  • The Power of King Kong : King Kong is one of the most powerful of all the creatures on Skull Island and players will learn first-hand what it means to be feared, respected and dominant. Kong will use both his agility and his raw, brute strength by any means necessary to battle enemies and navigate though the perils of Skull Island.
  • Experience All Key Movie Moments and More : Journey through the explosive action of all the key movie moments, as Jack and Kong, and even explore the beautifully-rendered mysterious jungle environments not seen in the film.
  • Engage in Climactic Battles : Intense and unbelievable battles with all creatures featured in the film challenge players’ nerves and skills in fighting the savage beasts created by Weta – some of which are exclusive to the game.
  • Film Cast Likeness and Voice : Full immersion into the dynamic King Kong universe realized via inclusion of film cast member’s likenesses and voice-over.


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