South Korean publisher NEOWIZ has opened up pre-registration for the global version of the company’s multiplayer vertical platformer Jump Arena.
Like other vertical platformers, the game involves players trying to move up through a whole bunch of platforms as quickly as possible. That means using skills, avoiding traps, and trying to land on as many power up blocks along the way as possible.
Jump Arena’s twist on the genre is that it plays out in head to head multiplayer matches where two players try to race to get as high in the tower as possible within the time limit. That creates a dynamic of skill based risk taking versus taking a safer approach that will be impacted by a player’s standing and the amount of time left on the clock. Players trying to catch up might make riskier moves while those ahead might decide to play it safe.
Beyond its multiplayer matches, Jump Arena also lets players upgrade their characters and equip new gear that helps them jump a bit further or make certain skills more effective. This also allows players who spend money on the game to gain an advantage over users who do not.
Jump Arena is a multiplayer version of Neowiz’s Jump Game – Finger Jump. Arena originally launched in May of this year and is currently available in South Korea and the Philippines. Since launch, the game has been downloaded more than 10,000 times on Google Play and has an average review score of 4.4 stars.
This is the second NEOWIZ title with open pre-registration. The other is Brown Dust, a strategy RPG that will soon see the launch of its Asian server after only being exclusive to Japan. There is no news regarding a global version Brown Dust, though the upcoming Asian version will have English support.
Jump Arena will be free to play and contain in app purchases. Here’s a trailer with a look at the game:
Interested? Check out the upcoming arcade game on Google Play.