24 March 2017
Co-op adventure title by Richard Launius based on original Charlton Heston movie
Prepare to blow up like the Statue of Liberty over this news: the original designer of Arkham Horror is working on a Planet of the Apes board game.
The good news is that Richard Launius’ Planet of the Apes looks to be based on the original 1968 movie starring Charlton Heston (rather than the recent reboot series beginning with Rise of the Planet of the Apes or – shudder – Tim Burton’s 2001 remake).
The less good news is that that’s about all we know for now, apart from the fact it’ll be published by IDW Games and feature co-operative gameplay for one to four players and play in around an hour to an hour and a half.
The concept is also pretty intriguing: IDW says that players will take on the roles of the multiple sides of Heston’s Colonel George Taylor’s personality and race to uncover the truth about humanity’s fate while surviving the titular primates. (Spoiler: it’s Earth.)
There’s no word on a release date, but hopefully it’ll get here before the nuclear ape-pocalypse comes.