As a fan of the current Headup Games catalogue, I was aghast to find that Pumpkin Jack is now out on the PlayStation 4 – I didn’t know! Joke’s on me, and you call this news?
Well, it’s worth reporting as this 3D platformer from solo developer, Nicolas Meyssonier, looks pumpkin-tastic. It’s not a word, I know that, but what’s done is done.
Made with Unreal Engine 4, Pumpkin Jack has been described as Jak & Daxter meets MediEvil. If that isn’t a selling point, the trailer further down may coax you over to this ‘hair-raising’ adventure.
You’d be right in assuming that you play Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord, as he helps evil destroy all that is good, as directed by the Devil himself. Set in Arc En Ciel Kingdom, this is a gorgeous looking game going for a PS2 aesthetic.
Key features in Pumpkin Jack include:
- Colorful Cartoon Setting: Travel through lurid landscapes in levels featuring alluring atmospheres, each crafted with vibrant color 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 on his journey, including a haughty hooty owl to guide him along; and a snarky crow, itching to assist with long-range attacks
See the trailer for yourself:
Pumpkin Jack is out for the PlayStation 4, and if there’s a hope in hell, or the Arc En Ciel Kingdom, I hope to have a review with you in due course.