PixelJunk Shooter arming Dec. 10

Q Games' environmental puzzler headed to Sony's PSN next week, likely for $10; demo coming postlaunch.

It's been nearly a year and a half since Q Games released PixelJunk Eden, the last all-new installment in its PlayStation 3-exclusive downloadable game franchise. That will soon change, though, as Q Games announced today by way of Sony's PlayStation Blog that its latest effort, PixelJunk Shooter, will be available through the PlayStation Network on December 10.

Operating for some months under the working title PixelJunk 1-4, Q Games unveiled the game's official, fan-selected name during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Slightly belying its name, PixelJunk Shooter is as much a puzzler as it is part of its titular genre.

Water+Lava=Pathway.

The game takes place in a series of underground caverns full of water, magma, and other environmental substances that will serve as both obstacles and tools, thanks to a physics system that specializes in fluid dynamics. Players will pilot a tiny ship through the caverns, creatively using the landscape, water, and magma to help clear safe paths.

Pricing information for PixelJunk Shooter has yet to be announced. However, Q Games president and executive producer Dylan Cuthbert stated that the game will likely be available for $9.99. Cuthbert also said that a demo for the game is in the works, but it won't be available next week.

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18 comments
Raykuza
Raykuza

Finally! I've been waiting for this one. And $10 ain't half bad.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

It looks like it's using the classic Lunar Lander controls? That would suck for me, since I'm not very good at those games. I like the other stuff PixelJunk as done so far though, so maybe I'd chance it anyway.

asm607
asm607

Monsters was an amazing game, I can only assume racers was amazing as well considering how many dozens of hours I spent playing the demo alone, eden was alright, and i'm excited as hell for this one.

king_olly
king_olly

Hi BigBacon87 - Monsters definately came out first. It is probably my favourite PSN game. So much that I have it on PSP too!! I was a bit disappointed with Eden - slightly too weird for me!! This game looks amazing and im glad to hear they have a release date. It reminds me a bit like thrust on the old BBC Micro!! Lets hope it delivers!

CipherZilla
CipherZilla

Haven't yet played any PixelJunk titles, but this one looks interesting, and the concept is intriguing.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Awesome. Christmas comes early

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Definately worth $10. I could've sworn Pixeljunk Monsters came out after Eden am I mistaken?

shystie1
shystie1

looks cool. I might have to get this game. PixelJunk does quality games.

katamari
katamari

I will buy this on release day!!!! Looks awesome and a lot of fun!!!

soupa_mario
soupa_mario

WOW fluid physics. Is it just me or does the ship shooting noise sound a lot like the TMP from Counter Strike?

knicknut17
knicknut17

I will be sure to get this game. Might wait for Sony's annual sale though. I have too many AAA titles to have much time to play this thoroughly. Loved PixelJunk Monsters though, own the Deluxe version on PSP, would love to support the developers with some money.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Finally ive been waiting for a date on this

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

nice good to see a pixel junk games coming out again i cant wait....who else is buying other than me?

fester420
fester420

Well it's about time they gave us a release date. I have been waiting months to play this game, I guess I can wait another 8 days.

DitkaKenobi
DitkaKenobi

That actually looks like it might be a lot of fun.