Jetboard Joust, Commodore 64 Sequel 30 Years in the Making, Blasts onto Steam Oct. 23
Jetboard Joust, a joyous fusion of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups and modern roguelikes from publisher Freedom! Games and developer BitBull sets a course for Steam on PC and Mac on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 and Nintendo Switch in 2021.
A follow-up three decades in the making, Jetboard Joust springs into action 31 years following the launch of 1989’s ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC title Skateboard Joust. Soar around circular arenas on a levitating jetboard and defend civilians from alien raiders. Wield an arsenal of heavy weaponry to protect the skies while balancing propulsive bursts to evade enemy fire and maintain altitude across a gauntlet of procedurally-generated levels.
Dogfight with more than 50 varieties of intergalactic invaders, including hulking mutants created from abductees then face off against massive bosses. Once the enemy armadas are defeated, challenging guardians appear as one final obstacle between the hero and a treasure trove of loot, weapons, and currency that will prove invaluable in overcoming the trials ahead.
Master action-packed combat where juggling weapon condition, ammo count, and shields is the key to survival. Harness momentum to transform the jetboard into a devastating projectile. Earn coins from destroying foes and saving citizens to purchase weapon and jetboard upgrades or save up to buy extra lives and return to the fight after falling in battle to keep the run going.
“Jetboard Joust is a fusion of classic and modern design that pays homage to the golden age of games I came up playing and making in the ‘80s,” said James Closs, founder, BitBull Ltd. “It’s been a long time coming but my partners at Freedom! Games and I are thrilled to finally reveal this over-the-top dose of arcade action is rocketing onto Steam on October 23!”
Jetboard Joust launches on Steam for Windows PC and Mac Oct. 23, 2020 for $9.99 USD with English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese language support available at launch. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) localizations are also in the works. A Nintendo Switch version is also currently in development and primed for release in 2021.
To learn more about Jetboard Joust, please visit the Steam Page, check out the development blog, and join the BitBull community on Twitter, Instagram, and Discord.