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Jack Move Launches Next Month as a ‘Final Fantasy Meets Ghost in the Shell’ JRPG

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Publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer So Romantic have shared a new trailer for cyberpunk JRPG Jack Move, which has a PC release date of September 8, 2022 and a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One release date of September 20, 2022. The game has boldly described itself as bothFinal Fantasy meets Ghost in the Shell” and “Final Fantasy meets Blade Runner,” and we’ll have to wait and see if that isn’t just generic PR speak.

Nevertheless, the long animated sequence in the Jack Move release trailer is undeniably attractive, and the game’s “hi-bit” pixel art aesthetic is extremely impressive during the turn-based battle sequences. The enemies in particular have an awesome range of animation, and that “flood” attack effect at the end is a sight to behold. Meanwhile, the gameplay itself will involve customizing software in a “Cyber Deck” to change between offensive and defensive roles during the heat of battle, introducing some on-the-fly strategy. There is also the usual array of abilities to upgrade as you level up.

Here are some key features to anticipate from Jack Move upon its release date this September:

  • Gorgeous “Hi-Bit” pixel art inspired by retro RPGs and enhanced with modern techniques.
  • Battle your foes in cyberspace. Take them down using a multitude of sweet hacking software.
  • Explore the dangerous world of Monocity One and takedown Monomind, the evil mega-corporation that controls it.
  • Play as Noa Solares, a sassy hacker out to save her father and the world.
  • Fight your way through dungeons filled with all sorts of cyberpunk villany. Street punks, gangsters, corporate militia and horrific cyber-experiments-gone-wrong will all be vying to take you down!

Meanwhile, if you would like some actual Final Fantasy and Blade Runner in your life, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion launches this winter, and Blade Runner has a TV series in the works.

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John Friscia
Former Managing Editor at The Escapist. I have been writing about video games since 2018 and editing writing on IT, project management, and video games for around a decade. I have an English degree, but Google was a more valuable learning resource. I taught English in South Korea for a year in 2018, and it was exponentially more fun than living in Pennsylvania. My major passions in life are SNES, Japanese RPGs, Berserk, and K-pop. I'm currently developing the game Boss Saga with my brother, which is guaranteed to change your life and you should buy it.