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MediEvil and Jak & Daxter-Inspired ‘Pumpkin Jack’ Heading to PS5, Free Upgrade for Existing Owners

Developer Nicolas Meyssonnier and publisher Headup Games have announced that their MediEvil and Jak & Daxter-inspired 3D platformer, Pumpkin Jack, will release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X just in time for Halloween. Out on October 27th, the current-gen versions will be free for existing owners.

Pumpkin Jack will take advantage of the new hardware and offer 60 frames-per-second and ray tracing. The Performance Mode targets 4K resolution at 60 fps and the Quality Mode targets up to 4K resolution at 30 fps, with “higher quality effects and shadows” with ray tracing.

Check out a new trailer below.

For those who haven’t played Pumpkin Jack, here’s an official overview:

Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord. Dive into an epic adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!

Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty owl to a snarky crow!

Discover stunning atmospheres in a colorful yet spooky scary Kingdom. Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high-quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style, made with Unreal Engine 4.

Pumpkin Jack‘s last-gen versions received generally positive reviews. Its PS4 version holds a Metacritic score of 76/100.