Jumanji Game Launches on Nintendo Switch Building on Its Recent Hude Success In Mobile Downloads

Mobile game sees 384% increase in downloads after its major update

Fans’ demands are answered as JUMANJI launches on Nintendo Switch 

Play local co-op, private or open online co-op, with cross-platform play – Watch the full trailer 

Marmalade Game Studio has announced that its mobile game JUMANI: The Curse Returns, is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo SwitchTM, making it available to millions more gamers. GamesIndustry.biz data shows Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s best-selling console of all time, with over 103.54 million units sold. This exciting launch is predicted to build on the recent 384% mobile growth.

In March, Marmalade Game Studio released a major update to the mobile version of JUMANJI: The Curse Returns, introducing a new level of card and deck building tactics. This evolution of card gameplay added another dimension to every encounter in the game. Since this landmark update, weekly downloads of the game on iOS and Android have increased by 31% on average, compared to previous weeks. 

Drawing from a selection of ever-changing Attack and Assist cards, players must work together and  strategize to defeat invading jungle wildlife. Every encounter brings with it fast-paced, card-based gameplay, for which quick thinking, deck management and teamwork are key.  What’s more, when players buy the game on Nintendo Switch, they’ll get 2 Maps including Brantford and the Winter Resort.

Michael Willis, Co-CEO of Marmalade Game Studio, said: “Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular game consoles in the world. Making JUMANJI: The Curse Returns available on this platform  means millions more people can now enjoy playing our game in the way they want to.”

“We recently unveiled a major upgrade of the game which we consider our best version yet, as proven to be hugely popular with a massive increase in downloads on mobile. We’re happy to be launching on Nintendo Switch at this time, bringing our latest update to a whole new audience and maintaining our momentum of success.”

JUMANJI: The Curse Returns captures fans’ nostalgia for the 1995 classic film. Players visit iconic locations where they will be rolling the dice, reading riddles and facing dangerous creatures and plants from the mysterious jungle. Playing on their own or within a team, players face multiple threats including giant mosquitos, raging stampedes and monsoons, right through to the hunter, Van Pelt. The gameplay is simple to pick up, fast-paced and comes with tactical and deck building features. This combines to put the team under pressure as they work together to save the town.

All Marmalade Game Studio games support cross-platform multiplayer. This means that those on Nintendo Switch can join their friends on iOS and Android. There are multiple ways to play JUMANJI: The Curse Returns. Play at home with 2 players in Local Co-Op or tackle the jungle in single player mode with AI characters. Bring friends and family together to vanquish Jumanji in online 4-player co-op.

JUMANJI: The Curse Returns is one of Marmalade Game Studio’s collection of highly successful digital board game adaptations, including MONOPOLY, CLUE/CLUEDO, THE GAME OF LIFE, THE GAME OF LIFE 2 and BATTLESHIP.

JUMANJI: The Curse Returns is available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, priced $18.99 / £14.99 / €17.99.

Fans of JUMANI should also watch out for new downloadable content that is coming soon based on the movies ‘JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle’, and ‘JUMANJI: The Next Level.’

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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.

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