Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie is a 2005 video game developed by Ubisoft as a tie-in for the film, King Kong. It was released on various consoles, including PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox and Xbox 360. The game was released on November 17, 2005 in Europe, November 21, 2005 in North America, and on December 15, 2005 in Japan.
In the game, the player assumes the roles of both New York scriptwriter Jack Driscoll and the giant gorilla, Kong as they struggle to survive the threats of Skull Island in 1933.
This game de-emphasizes the role of a heads-up display: it lacks a life bar, aiming reticule, and ammunition readout (the ammo readout and aiming reticule can be turned on and off at the player's will, but will be disabled by default.), further adding to the challenge and encouraging the player to find alternate weapons and techniques.
Interspersed with Driscoll's adventure are levels in which the player controls Kong himself, traversing Skull Island's unique geography, battling various giant monsters while defending Ann. The Kong levels take place in a third person view, as the player directs Kong to punch, grab and use objects/corpses as weapons. He can also bite, climb, charge, hurl enemies and even pound his chest to go into fury mode. When Kong is sent into fury mode, the sky becomes tinted with a golden hue and Kong becomes more powerful and less vulnerable to attack. Many of the Kong sequences fulfill the role of boss fights, as the giant ape is able to effectively battle the gigantic creatures that Jack's weapons cannot harm.
Weapons, Vehicles, and Races
- November 17, 2005 (PAL; GameCube, PS2, PC, & Xbox)
- November 21, 2005 (North America; Nintendo DS, GameCube, PS2, PC, Xbox & Xbox 360)
- December 2, 2005 (Europe; Nintendo DS)
- December 2, 2005 (PAL; Xbox 360)
- December 15, 2005 (Japan; GameCube, PS2, PC, & Xbox)
- December 15, 2005 (Australia; Nintendo DS)
- December 16, 2005 (PAL; PlayStation Portable)
- December 20, 2005 (Australia; PlayStation Portable)
- December 20, 2005 (North America; PlayStation Portable)