Keep an eye on Cliff Bleszinski’s twitter account tomorrow, as he posted a mysterious “Thursday is going to be Jazzy. Might even be rabbity…” announcement on it today.

Update: So, what happened was that Epic released an update for their engine to make it compatible with iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, and they used a Jazz Jackrabbit demo to show it off! Check out some screenshots over at Joystiq.

It’s hard to say much about the demo based on just screenshots, but it looks like Epic at least got the colourful look right. The company has a history of turning tech demos into full-blown releases, so who knows…

Edit: Video! here

Extra edit: Quoth Mark Rein, big boss of Epic Games (emphasis ours):

Just to be certain: this is not intended to be the start of a new Jazz Jackrabbit game from Epic. Shane wanted to make a tutorial to showing how you could use Unreal Kismet to whip up a quick little game prototype for iOS. He and Cliff thought it would be funny to use Jazz as the character for it. He did a great job on it and it turned out to be a fantastic tutorial on how to use Unreal Kismet, the powerful visual scripting tool in Unreal Engine 3.

News Never Stops: Quoth ClifferyB:

Think of this as a way of testing the waters for interest. You never know. I’m open to finding a right partner who could potentially bring Jazz back. I’ve been talking to some industry friends who are poking around.

- Stijn


SPAZ18 on 16 Dec 2010 at 11:10

Jazz Jackrabbit on 360? Maybe Xbox Live Arcade?

[GpW]Urbs on 16 Dec 2010 at 13:14

plz no!!!
Just make it for pc!!!

Slaz on 16 Dec 2010 at 16:52

Wow, I hope they finally got Chair Entertainment to port Jazz to XBLive Arcade!

A new Jazz3 for PC is also more than welcome, of course. But I’m happy enough if Epic at least honours their legacy some more, just like Id Software and 3DRealms do.

SPAZ18 on 16 Dec 2010 at 18:07

That’s it? UDK for the iPhone/iPad/Touch?!
Yeah, thanks a lot. [/sarcasm]

At least they still care about Jazz though. :)

TreyLina on 16 Dec 2010 at 19:56

Hahaha blood in a Jazz Jackrabbit game! And is it just me or does Jazz look kind of chibi in this?

Toni_ on 16 Dec 2010 at 20:24

Ehh, it’d better if enemies were turtles instead of snakes, as in the other Jazz Jackrabbit games.

Stijn on 16 Dec 2010 at 20:47


Toni_ on 16 Dec 2010 at 23:05


Slaz on 16 Dec 2010 at 23:09

Video looks decent. Jazz is like some chibi character which isn’t all too bad imo. Who knows what a possible full version will bring? Also nice to see Jazz Jackrabbit in the copyright notice at the end of the video, too. I mean, Showing a copyright means that they care about Jazz money-wise. ;)

skeven on 17 Dec 2010 at 00:57

Well, they have textures and the like already made, they’re probably already working on something Jazz related.

jimjazz65 on 17 Dec 2010 at 03:51

This looks so awsome i’m so getting this. Jazz is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zoro on 17 Dec 2010 at 08:44

If they’ll make full Jazz Jackrabbit 3 (or 4, i don’t know) and release it with FM(fan map) editor it will be so fantastic! :)

FawFul on 17 Dec 2010 at 09:10

It’s good that they finally bring something back to life (which should have happened a lot earlier). but I expected this would be the wrong thing though. let’s hope for more marketing.

M y l e s on 17 Dec 2010 at 09:21

Jazz Jackrabbit for XBL, please!

SPAZ18 on 17 Dec 2010 at 10:13

We wait so long for another Jazz Jackrabbit and it’s on the darn iPhone. sigh

Micky on 17 Dec 2010 at 12:09

Jazz Jackrabbit for PC please !

Toni_ on 17 Dec 2010 at 14:42

Is it possible to bring people here with that game?

drmooCSW on 17 Dec 2010 at 15:24

Yeah, flood their list server with ads for

Zoro on 18 Dec 2010 at 04:49

JJ for PC…Yay, with FM editor… Let’s vote guys!

Jazz J. on 24 Dec 2010 at 19:11

Some movement at last, let’s hope Mark Rein actually have plans about Jazz Jackrabbit revival. For now we have JJ3 demo to play when Epic is not looking…

FreeFull on 3 Jan 2011 at 22:53

Cliff, I hope you’ll be successful bringing Jazz back!

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