After releasing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on Nintendo Switch™ many of our fans asked when The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 would be coming to the platform. Unfortunately, since it is corporate policy to immediately burn all of the source code and assets for a game as soon as it is released, we had to make everything again from scratch.
It took a little longer than we had hoped, but we did it!
We’re pleased to announce that both The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 will be released on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.
Finally you will be able to grab a Nintendo Switch and play all of your favorites, including YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Drawful, Fibbage 2, Earwax, Bomb Corp, and, yes, even Word Spud. Hours and hours of Word Spud.
What’s that? Still not enough? Wow. Okay. Hmmm. How about this: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 will join the rest of the series on Nintendo Switch this fall.
Note to self: Maybe we shouldn’t burn everything.
Note to self #2: Nah. It’s fine.
We are excited to announce that we are bringing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 to Nintendo Switch™. There’s obviously a lot we don’t know yet, but I’ll answer some of your questions — both real, and imaginary — right here.
When is the game coming out?
We don’t have a release date yet, but we are planning to be in the launch window — a purposefully vague term the game industry made up. As soon as we have an exact date, we will let everyone know.
Do players still use phones as controllers?
Yes! Just like on other platforms, you will use your phone or tablet as a controller to play the games by going to http://jackbox.tv.
Do you need an Internet connection to play?
Yes. Even though the Nintendo Switch is portable, you’ll still need to be on WiFi to play The Jackbox Party Pack 3. Luckily lots of places have free WiFi these days — bars, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, libraries, some fancy vans… my friend’s kids’ treehouse. In addition, if you find yourself wanting to play during a pickup basketball game or impromptu rooftop party, we’ve tested the game using a 4G phone as a wifi hotspot while still using that phone as a controller and everything runs fine. It doesn’t even use that much data. (I wonder if it works on airplane WiFi. Hmm. Something to test.)
Are your other games coming to Nintendo Switch?
We gotta get The Jackbox Party Pack 3 out first, but we’re not against the idea!
Can I have ice cream now?
Yes. Now you can have some ice cream.
The main event at IndyPopCon is Brawl 2016 and Jackbox Games will be bringing our brass knuckles to Indianapolis on June 17.
PopCon Brawl 2016 will pit two teams, head to head, in a series of gaming challenges that earn them points for their team and cash towards their designated charity. The stakes increase each round as the games swap and the players are adjusted. Our competitors are asked to flex their diverse gaming muscles or risk facing a series of extremely brutal punishments for the losers. (Brutal for them… for us, they’ll be hilarious!)
We will be providing two of the games these teams will be playing: The soon-to-be-released Drawful 2 and the first-ever public look at Quiplash 2 with some very special Quiplash prompts made especially for the event.
If you’re going to IndyPopCon, this event should not be missed.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is coming this fall and, like The Jackbox Party Packs before it, this version will consist of five party games in one lovingly crafted box… er… digital download.
We’ve already announced that Drawful 2 won’t be one of the five games, so the whole pack is pretty wide open. Well, today we are doing something about that and announcing that Guesspionage will be one of the games in The Jackbox Party Pack 3!
What is Guesspionage? Let’s see. There’s a “Guess” and an “Espionage.” That’s a good clue. Or is it “pionage?” Hmm. What’s “pionage?” No, it’s “espionage.”
We’ll explain how the game works soon. I’m looking at one of the artist’s computer screens and it looks like there may be a dolphin involved.
This has been your vague announcement of the week. Byeeee!