Get your funnybones ready because The Jackbox Party Pack 8 will be bringing five new games that will surely make you laugh later this year. Thanks, Siliconera for the heads up!
It will be arriving on all major platforms sometime this fall, and this release will mark a massive total of 40 games to play overall. The company also confirmed that the phones-as-controllers and audience play-along functions are once again returning to the series with its eighth entry.
But, Chris, I hear you ask, “What are the new games included in this pack?” Well, we’ll hear about the first title by the end of May. We just have the blanket announcement right now. “We’re already at work on it, but we like to have all our ducks in a row before we commit,” said Jackbox Games in a blog post, “When it’s ready, as with all of our game announcements, we’ll share the news on our social media channels and our livestreams.”
Once the first game is revealed, the company will announce the rest of the lineup over the next few months afterward. Early looks at the new games will be shared later in the summer. The marketing strategy seems to be very similar to how the last few years have gone. We think it’s a guarantee that there will be a new Call of Duty, FIFA, and now a new Jackbox Party Pack every year.
Jackbox Games teased Word Spud 2 briefly in its blog post, but it’s likely an inside joke. The company has made fun of itself for the panned game in the past within its titles like Survive The Internet.
If you’re not aware, the Jackbox Party Pack games revolve around group participation and having you interact with your phone as the controller. It could be trivia, a drawing game, or even a rap battle against your friends and family.
There is currently no release date planned for the game, but the company is aiming for a September release like clockwork. Jackbox Games said, “We promise that we’re not being cagey, we just have to make sure that we’re in good shape with our submission process across so many platforms first.”
We’re big fans of The Jackbox Party Pack series at TheGamer. Our News Editor Sergio Solórzano included its seventh entry as one of his favorite games of 2020. He said, “I could not have gotten through months of social distancing without Jackbox.”
We ranked each game from the last pack from worst to best, but they all are pretty stellar. We think The Jackbox Party Pack games are honestly one of the best party games you can play; they’re so approachable and can be easy to understand for a non-gaming audience.
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The British “Canadian” Chris Penwell has been a video game journalist since 2013 and now has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from MacEwan University. He loves to play JRPGs and games with a narrative. You can check out his podcasts Active Quest every Tuesday and Go Beyond: A My Hero Academia Podcast on Wednesdays.
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