Earlier this year, Jackbox Games revealed that The Jackbox Party Pack 7 would be heading to Switch, along with some of its included games. Well, we finally have more details about the next few titles that you and your friends will be messing around with!
The developer has unveiled the third and fourth games of the collection – titled Champ’d Up and Talking Points respectively. Champ’d Up sees players drawing bizarre characters (such as a toilet roll hero) to compete in various contests, while Talking Points challenges players to give ad-lib speeches on nonsensical slides!
Check out the trailers with more details below:
If you have keen observational skills, you may have noticed there was no drawing game in The Jackbox Party Pack 6. Well, we’re excited to announce that we’re returning to this genre with a brand new game that will punch you in the face (in a good way). Today we’re introducing Champ’d Up, the third game in The Jackbox Party Pack 7!
Champ’d Up (3-8 players) is a drawing game where you create absurd characters that face off in unusual contests.
Each round of battle begins with players drawing and naming two types of characters: a favorite and an underdog. When you create a favorite, you know what unusual title you’re trying to win, like the Champion of Cowards. The only information you get when creating an underdog, however, is which character they’ll be matched up against, so you must analyze your opponent and create what you hope is a worthy challenger. When the action starts, favorites will be pitted against underdogs and mayhem / major upsets will ensue.
The “fighting” culminates with a tag team round in which players can tag out new characters with previous ones. Is it wiser to keep the same character in or go to your bench full of misfits? It all depends on the contest. If you want to become the GOAT, you’ve got to win the vote.
We’ll bodyslam you with more info about Champ’d Up soon, as well as updates on The Devils and the Details, Quiplash 3, and the other two games in The Jackbox Party Pack 7.
What if a party game focused on the most terrifying activity of all: public speaking? And what if that party game raised the stakes even further by making you give a speech with zero prep and gave you an assistant who may or may not have your best interest at heart? Would it help if the game embraced the fact that all of the speeches would be very very stupid? Hopefully so because today we’re announcing the fourth game in The Jackbox Party Pack 7, Talking Points.
In Talking Points, you and your friends take turns giving short speeches that revolve entirely around responding to slides that you have not seen in advance. If it’s a text slide you read the text out loud, if it’s a picture slide… you say whatever comes to mind, whether it makes sense or… well, it probably won’t make sense.
In addition, you’ll all take turns being the Assistant to one of the other Speakers. While they speak, you use your phone or tablet to pick the next set of slides. Maybe a picture of a flock of birds is exactly what they need to underscore the nuanced point they’re making. Or maybe you’ll pick a picture of a dumpster fire just to see what happens.
At the same time everyone else responds to the speeches and slides with their moment-to-moment real time reactions. Because what piece of data could be more important than whether your spontaneous fart joke “moved the needle” of public opinion?
We’ll have more info on Talking Points and its many surprises soon, as well as updates on Champ’d Up, The Devils and the Details, Quiplash 3 and the fifth game in The Jackbox Party Pack 7.