After it was announced earlier this year, the comically punishing platformer Jump King has received a Switch release date. It’ll be available via the eShop on June 9, UKIYO Publishing and independent game developer Nexile have announced.
We have the following overview and trailer for Jump King:
Jump King is a tough as nails “tactical leaping adventure” that challenges players to ascend a colossal tower to rescue a smoking hot babe at the top, where all they can do is jump. Players must set themselves in the desired position, charge their jump just right, 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?
Source: UKIYO Publishing PR