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Jump King

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: UKIYO Publishing
Developer: Nexile
Release Date: June 9, 2020

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'Jump King' Gets Nintendo Switch, PS4 And Xbox One Date

by Rainier on May 27, 2020 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT

Jump King is a challenging climbing-platformer where suspense builds with every jump! Struggle upwards and explore the unknown while doing your best to avoid your inevitable fall back down...

Jump King is a tough as nails, tongue-in-cheek platforming game that challenges players to ascend a colossal tower to rescue the mythical "Smoking Hot Babe" at the top. In this Tactical Leaping Adventure, players must set themselves in the desired position, charge their jump, aim, then let gravity do its thing as they make each nerve-wracking leap. Should they be the right and true king of jumping, they shall land on a ledge. Otherwise… well, it could be a long drop down.

Every point of progress is saved along the way… but so is every setback. Jumps that cause you little grief one time may become the bane of your existence upon encountering them again. It’s worth experimenting with different routes and tactics though, as Jump King features multiple paths to success. All this is wrapped up in a nostalgic pixel art aesthetic, full of colorful characters and evocative locales.

Make no mistake, Jump King is an extraordinarily difficult game, yet it can be relished by anyone looking for a tough but fair challenge. It’s sadistic enough to drive a seasoned gamer to tears, yet accessible enough due to its simple controls and mechanics, that anyone can overcome its challenges - perseverance is key! Do you have what it takes to be the one true Jump King?

"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.” 

Key Features:

  • The only way forward is up, and your only enemy is yourself!
  • Simple but iconic jump-mechanic, charge each jump just right!
  • Once you leap away there is no retreat.
  • Tactical platformer; the obvious path is sometimes not the best...
  • Mysterious world with characters that you will learn to love and hate.
  • The higher you jump, the harder you fall!
  • All your progress (and each setback) is saved automatically!
  • That jump which you so easily cleared a moment ago has somehow turned into the hardest jump in the game - what are you going to do? Cry about it? You only have yourself to blame! He he he...
  • Classic graphics - painstakingly hand drawn backgrounds.
  • Tough but addictive gameplay.
  • Challenge your friends to see who can first master this test of resolve!
  • Hours of nail-biting suspense await you!
  • Full controller support and freely rebindable keys.

Currently available on PC (Steam), Jump King is heading to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in June 9, 2020. 


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