Spooky 3D Platformer Pumpkin Jack Will Haunt Nintendo Switch This Halloween

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Headup has announced that the “comically creepy” 3D platformer Pumpkin Jack will be getting spooky on a Switch near you from 23rd October.

The game, developed by Nicolas Meyssonnier, has you jumping, dodging and carving your way through enemies and puzzles in a battle of evil against good. You’ll come up against a variety of dangerous situations, rollercoaster-like minecarts, and more, and you can even use your trusty owl companion to unleash long-distance attacks. Here’s an official description:

Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord. Dive into an epic adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!

Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty owl to a snarky crow!

Discover stunning atmospheres in a colorful yet spooky scary Kingdom. Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high-quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style, made with Unreal Engine 4.

The game is said to offer tight platforming sections, riddles to solve, and “a hair-raising array of gameplay mechanics” that total a playtime of 5-8 hours for one run. If you’re keen on giving it a go, make sure to keep an eye on the eShop later this month.