PixelJunk Monsters menacing PSN

Q-Games' downloadable tower-defense RTS invading Sony's PlayStation 3 in January.

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In September, Q-Games released the first installment in its PixelJunk line of downloadable titles to the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network, PixelJunk Racers. In a recent post to Sony's PlayStation Blog, Q-Games president and executive producer Dylan Cuthbert revealed the first details on PixelJunk Monsters, the second downloadable offering from the Kyoto, Japan-based developer and one of the first real-time strategy games to grace the PlayStation 3.

Death and destruction rolled up in a cute little package.

While PixelJunk Monsters will contain many traditional elements of a Western-style classic RTS, Cuthbert noted that the game is being tailored to appeal especially to Eastern audiences. "RTSs are historically controlled by a roving cursor (either a mouse or an analogue controller), and right from the start, I decided to take that away and replace it with a cute character you control," says Cuthbert.

Players will attempt to protect their bases from encroaching enemies by building and upgrading towers across more than 20 different map layouts. Cuthbert also noted that the game will feature "meticulously hand-drawn 2D art instead of 3D-modeled graphics" in an attempt to "re-create the feel of some of those [pre-PlayStation era] classics." Not entirely an ode to the past, the game will also feature online rankings, single and cooperative play, Dual Shock 3 support, and PSP remote play.

While the game has not yet been priced, Cuthbert notes it will retail for approximately the equivalent of "1.5 beers." PixelJunk Monsters is slated to arrive on the PSN in January.

Discussion

36 comments
haesuse
haesuse

considering that the game may look "kiddie", like someone below me said, these guys are putting a lot it in, speically with online features, PSP remote play, DS3 supprt and so on, I personally did not purchase PJR, but my brother did and i enjoyed playing it a little, so there is a much better chance that this tittle might get added to my collection!

M-ManLA
M-ManLA

This caught My attention with remote play and DS3 support.

Franzkill
Franzkill

hatieshorrer don't assume thats just PS fanboys who complain.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Playstation fans always complain the Nintendo games are kiddy games but, comparing this to Super Mario Galaxy. Cartoon games are fun and, thats why Sony is trying to put out games like this and, Little Big Planet and, Microsoft games like Viva Pinata.

kyo_tetsuei
kyo_tetsuei

PSP remote play? Wow, that's pretty crazy. I'm looking forward to seeing this.

zeke2040
zeke2040

i don't know about this, but i just can't wait till home comes out

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

If Pixeljunk Racers was any indication of this game's quality, I'll hold on to my beer, thanks.

jacob-goodlich
jacob-goodlich

psn really is getting some geat ideas, keep it up! i think home is still the most impressive thing though.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

PSN has some great, and original games. Keep it up Sony and work on extending remote play to more games!

lilkao
lilkao

psp remote play?!. is it going to playable in the psp like lair??

Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

Nice a game that was specifically made to be used with remote play now this is gaming. Plus what makes this so cool is that you can turn your PlayStation 3 on / off using your PlayStation Portable. Doing this will differentiate it from XBOX Live before Home is released. They even have mouse support for better controlling that's one thing really good about this console. They give you a choice. i.e. Unreal Tournament 3 (dec. 10, 07)

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

I like the price comparison XD made me chuckle, game seems interesting as well, especially for that price.

V-Nine
V-Nine

Unleash the fanboys! Sic em' sic em'! (come on, I need at least a -10 or way worse lol)

4quarters
4quarters

Congrats to Sony, the PSN is quickly catching up to and passing xbox live! The original games on PSn are much better and affordable- PAIN is awesome as is Everyday Shooter and all under $10.00

Bodboy466
Bodboy466

@princeweasel1 The game will be completely playable through remote play: "We also support PSP remote play and it is probably one of the first games that supports this really well - ie. it is totally playable through your PSP, even at low bandwidths."

squidracerX
squidracerX

as long as its not 2 beers in price! Its a steal!

Loucetios
Loucetios

it looks good, but wheres the news on the PSN update today? there was some neat stuff, im loving the new R&CTOD theme :D

princeweasel1
princeweasel1

Yeah, fntsycloud, I was thinking the same thing. I'm wondering if they mean you can actually PLAY the game remotely, or if you'll only be able to visit things like your stats or character setup as opposed to playing the full game. I'm hoping this one breaksthrough the barrier and becomes a remote-play GAME for both PS3 and the PSP. ROCK ON SONY!! You're on your way to victory with moves like this.

fntsycloud
fntsycloud

Cool, PSP Remote play action - first game with this ability as far as I know. Should be pretty cool.

Ibacai
Ibacai

Pixeljunk Racers is God awful. Hopefully this is better.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Tower Defense was one of the best mods ever in WarCraft 3. If this is as good as that I'll buy it.

chrissp7
chrissp7

lol at the 1.5 beers price. Are there any other games that support remote play?

MasterChief725
MasterChief725

@runstalker if what you say is true, this game will be awesome, I love Star Fox!!

BadSushi
BadSushi

Doesn't look great, but it doesn't look bad either I need to see more.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

lol looks kinda cartoony. i like the stle. the prive sounds really good. that must be like 3 dollars. however dual shock doesn't sound like a feature that should be mentioned.

runstalker
runstalker

These dudes used to work on the Starfox games for Nintendo.

duomtl
duomtl

no it looks really fun acctually, like tower defence in warcraft 3, it's so fun

SENoLimits
SENoLimits

Lol I wonder if there is any blood in it.

mad_tyger
mad_tyger

Interesting, I'll probably buy it for the heck of it, since I've already gotten all the other PSN games.

obliviousturkey
obliviousturkey

i dunno, it looks like fun. i might actually buy it cuz i havent gotten anything off the store since blast factor

umbrae
umbrae

Looks like a game you could only enjoy after 1.5 beers....