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Today, during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase, Marmalade Game Studio revealed their exciting new title, JUMANJI: The Curse Returns, for PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch platforms.
In this iconic new release, up to four players will experience the infamous cursed board game from the classic 1995 film, presented in a contemporary digital style. The combination of board games and fun, casual co-op adventure will launch on PC on September 1st. The Nintendo Switch version will follow later this year.
JUMANJI: The Curse Returns brings up to 4 players together to take on the game and face the creatures and plants it sends into our world. You’ll be working as a team to reach the center of the board in order to save the town of Brantford from invasive jungle wildlife.
In JUMANJI: The Curse Returns, gameplay follows a simple format; roll the dice, read the riddles, and prepare to face the dangers Jumanji will unleash. For every round there’s a time limit, keeping gameplay moving from start to finish. Cooperation is key. Match the right items in the right moments, manage token power-ups and apply bonus abilities to banish a danger in a single move!
You’ll win or lose together, so you’ll be cooperating with your friends from the start. Whether you’re facing a stampede, or a combination of crocodiles, piranhas, and the hunter, Van Pelt, you’ll need teamwork to make it to the center of the board.
As with all of Marmalade’s titles, there are multiple ways to enjoy JUMANJI: The Curse Returns. You can team up online via private or public games. Just like in the movie, four players will need to work together. However, for groups of three or less, AI companions will complete the team!
Mike Willis, CEO at Marmalade Game Studio, said:
“At Marmalade Game Studio we’re all big fans of board games, and Jumanji certainly stirs the imagination. The way it comes to life in the 1995 film makes it the perfect fun, immersive co-op board game experience, and we wanted to recreate that with all the modern design and animation techniques at our disposal. This meant creating a game within a game. We’re incredibly proud of how seamlessly it works, replicating the feel of the original movie, combining it with some classic board game mechanics and an updated visual style. We can’t wait for players to team up and play. There’s certainly nothing quite like it out there at the moment.”
JUMANJI: The Curse Returns will be available on 1st September on PC via Steam, priced £12.99 / $12.99 / €12.99 with a 10% launch discount for one week.
Players can add the game to their wishlist on Steam now to be notified of the launch and get the 10% discount as soon as it becomes available.
The Nintendo Switch version will launch later this year via Nintendo’s eShop.
About Jumanji: The Curse Returns
Roll the dice, read the riddles, and the Jumanji board game will summon a mysterious jungle to take over the town! You’ll team up with your friends and family to banish jungle creatures and plants together. Work within the time limit in every round and reach the center of the board to win. Face crocodiles, elephants, and rhinos rescue your friends from vines and dodge the hunter, Van Pelt!
Match the items from your stash to every danger and send the animals and insects back into the board. Work together, have fun, and stop Jumanji from invading the town!
About Marmalade Games Studio
London-based Marmalade Game Studio is one of the most successful publishers in the digital board games markets on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Notable successes include MONOPOLY, THE GAME OF LIFE 2, and CLUE/CLUEDO, all highly polished and innovative games that constantly top the charts on the App Store and Google Play.Sponsor this Article!