Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier game looks amazing

The first trailer for an upcoming Planet of the Apes game has been released and it looks amazing.

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is set between 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this year's War for the Planet of the Apes, but will be a standalone 'cinematic adventure game' that doesn't feature characters from the films as main characters.

Developers Imaginati are hoping to "create a closer intersection between games and films", writes IGN in an in-depth article based on a studio tour.

"The player's input into the game is entirely choice-based, with no exploration sections or puzzles, nor any direct control over characters," writes IGN.

"The goal is to instead offer players far more control over and access to the intellectual side of their characters."

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier will have a runtime of around two - three hours during which the player will make a decision every 15 - 20 seconds, resulting in a large number of possible endings the game can be replayed to discover.

Humans and apes will be controlled, with a morally ambiguous portrayal of the conflict and no clear heroes or villains.

That's a hugely interesting concept, especially in the wake of Telltale games and Until Dawn.

Imaginati is a new games division of The Imaginarium, a studio run by Andy Serkis, who executive produces the game.

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is set for release later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC - here's hoping it fulfils its potential.