As we head into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic (or as some places never get over their first wave), more quarantines seem inevitable for the cold winter months. That means video games will once again be an important way of staying in touch with friends, and Jackbox is once again here to help.
Jackbox Party Pack 7 will arrive everywhere on October 15, and when we say everywhere, we really do mean it. The latest collection of whacky games you play with your phone will launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, PC via Steam, Humble Bundle, Fanatical, and the Epic Games Store, as well as the Mac App Store and Android TV.
And here to get us in the mood is the official Party Pack 7 trailer showcasing each of the five new games that Jackbox has in store for us.
Starting with Quiplash 3, it’s basically the same as the other Quiplash games but with different quirky questions and a new claymation aesthetic. The remaining four games are all-new, with one collaborative game, one drawing game, one public speaking game, and one guessing game where the person with the prompt has a hilariously limited vocabulary.
The Devils and the Details is a collaborative game where everyone plays as a family of devils trying to “work together to master the torture of everyday human life.” It looks like imperfect touchscreen controls will make sweeping the floor and preparing dinner humorously difficult for all involved.
Champ’d Up is the new drawing game that seems to take a page out of Tee KO and have everyone’s drawings battle to the death. Talking Points is the public speaking game where one player has to continue putting on a speech while an assistant keeps throwing slides up on-screen to prompt the speech giver. Voting is probably involved somewhere to distribute points every round.
And finally, there’s Blather ‘Round. The only 6-player game of the bunch (everything else is up to 8 players), Black ‘Round provides one player with a prompt and then tasks that player with getting everyone else to guess what the prompt is. The catch? The prompt giver has an extremely limited vocabulary and can’t say more than 3-4 basic words.
Jackbox Party 7 is available for pre-order for $29.99 USD, except on Steam where you can pick it up for $26.99.
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