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Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier ‘Inspired by Heavy Rain’, ‘Emotionally Taut’

Planet of the Apes Last Frontier

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is an “emotionally taut” game that will make players question their humanity, its creator has announced.

During a developer session at EGX 2017 in Birmingham held earlier today, accomplished performance capture actor Andy Serkis spoke at length about his studio’s upcoming interactive adventure title, confirming he had been heavily inspired by titles such as Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain.

The 53-year-old said: “We wanted to create an interactive movie: a beautifully rendered, emotionally engaging choice-based game, that encourages you to live the game through the eyes of both humans and apes. We wanted it to have to tonality and emotionality of the film series.”

The Englishman, who played Caesar in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, added that the title was not “a hardcore game in the slightest”, but rather for a “wide gaming audience”.

Prior to showing off a short demo of the upcoming title, which is due to release later this year, Serkis spoke about the emotional connection players are likely to have with both the characters featured in the game and the narrative itself: “Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier encourages you to think in a very different way. There are scenes which make you question your humanity, or ape-manity, depending on which side you play… it’s a moral maze that very much makes you responsible. It’s a moral conundrum.”

Power Up Gaming is in attendance at EGX 2017 throughout the weekend and will bring you all the news and latest events from the show floor at the NEC.

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