Cyberpunk JRPG Jack Move is ready to hijack in September

Written by Marcello TBL

Jack Move

Developed by indie So Romantic and published by Hypetrain Digital, Jack Move is a turn-based cyberpunk JRPG. In the shoes of hacker Noa, players must investigate the disappearance of her father by exploring the wonderful pixelated world and fighting in innovative turn-based battles.

Jack Move will arrive on PC through Steam and Humble on September 8th, followed by PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 20th. Check out my gameplay to learn more.

Jack Move Scene

Developer So Romantic and publisher Hypetrain Digital invite players to teleport to a gritty cyberpunk world in Jack Move, a JRPG launching on PC September 8th, followed by PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 20th. Final Fantasy meets Ghost in the Shell as players take on cybernetic battles and uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of a father. 

Presented in gorgeous hi-bit pixel art, take on the role of Noa Solares, a vigilante hacker who’s thrust into a quest to rescue her estranged father from the evil mega-corporation Monomind (it’s always the evil corporations, isn’t it?). Explore the many distinct areas of Monocity One that pay homage to sci-fi worlds like Ghost in the Shell and Blade Runner, from dingy alleyways to marketplaces where enemies lurk around every corner. Noa won’t be alone though, as her best friend Ryder and her uncle Guin Blakely, an ex-corporate spy, will help her on her way. 

Help Noa take down enemies in tactical turn-based battles using killer hacking software. Players can customize the software in their trusty Cyber Deck to switch roles mid-battle, balancing offense, defense, and more. Choosing which software to use is vital to combat and key to defeating the many enemy types. From street punks and gangsters, to mysterious secret agents and corporate overlords, each enemy has their own set of abilities in combat that can impact each encounter. 

Upgrade abilities over time by leveling up with experience points earned in battles and through exploring Monocity One. Boost individual stats, give Noa extra abilities, and increase the amount of software that can be equipped at a time. Enhancing Noa with new and upgraded abilities is vital to overcoming each obstacle thrown at her and becoming the ultimate hacker. 

Jack Move glitches onto PC on September 8th, as well as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on September 20th. It will be included in Hypetrain’s Steam publisher sale on September 8th. Fellow hackers can also purchase the game in a bundle with action RPG CrossCode. To stay updated on Jack Move, follow So Romantic and Hypetrain Digital on Twitter.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.