The comically punishing platformer Jump King is almost ready to make the leap from PC to console. That’s right, you’ll be able to majestically ascend to the pinnacle of a colossal tower in this uniquely tactical vertical adventure as soon as next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
UKIYO Publishing and independent developers Nexile have just announced that Jump King is officially set to launch on 9th June for the aforementioned platforms. It’s going to be a hard as nails ‘tactical leaping adventure’; one which challenges players to ascend a colossal tower in order to rescue a smoking hot babe at the top, where all they can do is jump.
Performing each nervy leap sees a selection of actions come into play: first you must set yourself in the desired position, charge the jump just right, then let gravity do its thing. Get it right and you should land on a ledge like a proper king of jumping, but miscalculation means it could be a long drop down. Every point of progress is saved along the way, as is every setback. Therefore jumps that cause you a little grief on one occasion may swiftly become the bane of your existence upon your next encounter. Experimenting with different routes and tactics is encouraged though, as Jump King features multiple paths to success.
“It’s great to finally be able to share Jump King with players on console,” said Felix Wahlström of Nexile. “Building the entire game around just jumping was very amusing. I’m happy we stuck with the purity of our vision. We managed to distill the mechanic to one of its truest forms, creating an unforgettable challenge for players! Jump King has a modern structure and a mechanic taken for granted with a twist, all in a captivating and classic package. We think console gamers will both love and hate it, just like we do”.
“Jump King continues to offer the team at UKIYO Publishing some of the most hair-pulling, infuriatingly fun moments of our gaming lives,” said Paul Hann of UKIYO Publishing. “I’ve still not managed to reach the top of this devilish castle, but at least now I can try to do so from the comfort of my sofa.”
Make no mistake about it, Jump King is an extraordinarily difficult game, yet that’s something which can be embraced by anyone looking for a tough but fair challenge. It’s sadistic enough to drive veteran gamers to tears, yet accessible enough that anyone can overcome its challenges due to its simple controls and mechanics.
Do you have what it takes to be the one true Jump King when it arrives on 9th June for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch?