The Jackbox Party Pack 1 and 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch, according to a Facebook announcement. The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is already available for Switch via the Nintendo game store.
There is currently no release date announced, but interested players can sign up for updates through Jackbox Games’ email list.
The first two packs include games like You Don't Know Jack 2015, Drawful, Quiplash, and Fibbage, and are currently available for other systems for $24.99.
The Jackbox series encompasses three games with unique collections of minigames, most of which involve submitting answers or drawings and having other players vote on their favorites, while others include trivia, analyzing statistics, or bidding on absurd artwork. These games can be played locally or remotely using cell phones or other internet-connected devices. Only one copy of the game is required, even when playing remotely.
Unlike many party games, the Jackbox series allows players to join one another’s games remotely using a code, making it a popular game for streamers. Some games can be played with up to 100 audience members who can participate by submitting answers or voting on the answers submitted by others, depending on which game is being played.
Because Nintendo Switch doesn’t yet have game streaming apps like Twitch or YouTube available, streamers who want to broadcast Jackbox on the Switch will need a capture card and PC or Macintosh computer to do so.
Jackbox Games recently announced The Jackbox Party Pack 4 will be released this fall, which will include the return of Fibbage and a new game, Survive the Internet, as well as three as-yet unannounced new minigames. The fourth game in the series is listed as available for “all major digital platforms,” which, given the new ports of the previous three games, will likely include the Switch marketplace.