Ready to wreck havoc and help all evil triumph over good? Headup will have you sorted come the release of the spooky Pumpkin Jack on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Due to hit consoles and PC in Q4 2020, Pumpkin Jack has been created by the indie developer Nicolas Meyssonnier, with Headup helping sort the publishing side of things. Seeing us run, jump and carve our way through gorgeously created, super ghostly environments, Pumpkin Jack promises plenty of devilish fun when it his later this year.
Should you be a fan of games like MediEvil or Jak and Daxter, then you will certainly enjoy engaging in an epic battle of evil against good in Pumpkin Jack, as you take down challenging enemies and complete daunting puzzles. And with the use of Unreal Engine, expect to discover gorgeously rendered and gruesomely colourful landscapes throughout.
Telling the tale of the peaceful Boredom Kingdom, with its happy citizens, monotonous calm… and adorable little bunnies, you’ll find the Devil himself thrown into a flying rage. With dreams of turmoil, torture, and bloodshed on his mind, he unleashed the dreadful Curse of the Eternal Night upon the land. Not in love with the idea of a change in their peaceful lifestyle, the humans summon their saviour — a mighty wizard with the power to put an end to the evil curse.
In order to stop these party crashers from ruining his fun, the Devil summons the spirit of Jack, the Pumpkin Lord, to fight against the wizard’s army of beasts, attempting to destroy the killjoy wizard. And that is where you come in, as Jack, tearing your way through fright-filled levels as you punish those who dared defy your master!
- Colorful Cartoon Setting: Travel through lurid landscapes in levels featuring alluring atmospheres, each crafted with vibrant colour palettes, and high-quality lighting effects
- Fight For Your Life: With challenging beasts lurking around every corner, players must master the art of combo attacks, dodging, and timing to survive dynamic real-time battles! Players must unlock weapons and choose wisely in order to strike down all who oppose them!
- Don’t Lose Your Head: Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity, and reflection as Jack, or ditch the skinsuit and just use your flaming head to burn books, hammer some moles, create paths for magic spheres, and more as each level introduces new and exciting challenges
- Find Friends to Fight at Your Side: Helpful companions are there to assist Jack in his journey, including a haughty hooty owl to guide him along, and a snarky crow, itching to assist with long-range attacks
Interested? Make sure you check out the brand new announcement trailer below. And make sure you let us know what you think by dropping in to the comments. As soon as a fully confirmed launch date for Pumpkin Jack on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC is known, we’ll bring it to you.
The big question though is will Pumpkin Jack be better than perhaps the only other pumpkin based game available on Xbox One – Mr Pumpkin Adventure? We’ll find out soon I guess.