Epic Games reveals details of J.J. Abrams' mobile game Spyjinx, launches beta

Beta launched on iOS in Malaysia

Date Type Companies involved Size
April 3rd, 2020 partnership Bad Robot Games
Epic Games
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Epic Games reveals details of J.J. Abrams' mobile game Spyjinx, launches beta

Epic Games has unveiled details of its collaboration with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Games on its upcoming mobile game Spyjinx.

Described as having action-strategy gameplay as well as RPG character development, Spyjinx is a head-to-head multiplayer set in a world of espionage. Heists and gadgets will also play a major part.

The venture was originally scheduled to launch in 2016 but went dark before being revealed as a spin-off in partnership with Chinese giant Tencent (who own a stake in Epic), and the subsequent launch of the Bad Robot's games division.

"Compete head-to-head"

"Welcome to the Jinx League, where only the greatest Masterminds compete head-to-head to prove their worth," reads the blog post.

"Do you have what it takes to move up in the League... or will your story end in the belly of a shark?"

Spyjinx has launched a closed beta test on iOS in Malaysia and is expected to arrive in Australia "soon".

No official release date has been given at the time of writing.

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