PixelJunk Shooter pulls trigger on PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Q Games' latest joined by Revenge of the Wounded Dragons, Frogger Returns; PSP online library grows by eight.

Q Games has been a mainstay on Sony's PlayStation Network, thanks to its string of PixelJunk-branded bite-size games. This week, the Kyoto, Japan-based developer's fourth original installment in the series, PixelJunk Shooter, can be purchased through the PlayStation Store for $9.99. It's as much a puzzler as it is a shooter, and in the game players pilot a tiny ship through underground caverns, using the landscape, water, and magma to help clear safe paths for stranded explorers.

In PixelJunk Shooter, a wall of water can be considered a good thing.

PixelJunk Shooter will be joined by Wanako Studios' Revenge of the Wounded Dragons this week. Also at the $9.99 price point, the game is a throwback to the classic side-scrolling beat-'em-up genre and sees players assume the role of a kung fu master. The game features 24 different stages as well as a variety of minigame modes and support for local multiplayer.

Konami will also be going the throwback route this week with Frogger Returns. The $4.99 downloadable title updates the 2D top-down classic with an isometric 3D view. As could be expected, Frogger Returns also includes a range of new levels, enemies, and power-ups. Lastly, Bomberman Party Edition has been added as a PSOne Classic, and gamers can pick up the multiplayer-centric demolition-puzzler for $5.99.

PSP gamers have a host of new options this week, as Sony has added eight additional games to the PlayStation Store for the PSP. At the $14.99 price point, gamers can pick up Konami's Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles and Silent Hill: Origins, both of which initially saw release in the US in 2007. Konami also has the Gradius Collection, which was first released in 2006, available for $19.99.

Koei's Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 lands at the $14.99 price point, while Coded Arms, Death Jr., and Death Jr. 2 Root of Evil can be purchased for $9.99 apiece. Lastly, MTO USA has released Kurulin Fusion, a puzzle game that features a musical score from Final Fantasy bard Nobuo Uematsu. It can be purchased for $4.99.

Two new PSP Minis also see release this week. Alawar's time-management strategy game Stand O'Food can be purchased for $4.99, while Left Field Productions' Battle Poker costs $2.99. With the PS3's firmware v3.15 update now available, PSP Minis can now be played on the PS3.

A full list of the week's new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

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jenguando
jenguando

Even though Flower is beautiful i regret not having a demo of it. i now purchase only after trying a demo.All games are not meant for everyone.

fester420
fester420

They say on the playstation.blog they are working on getting a demo out for shooter. On a side note I can see pixeljunk releasing their first series of games on disc in the near future. Can't wait to see what they come up with in series 2.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

@shesty yeah i know each has its advantages and disadvantages i guess. sometimes its impossible to find hard copies of the popular classics so digital downloads really help in that area

shesty
shesty

@mav_destroyer agreed, but why risk the hard copy getting lost in the mail? I think downloading is better. I bought RE5 off of ebay a month ago and it STILL hasn't got here. When you download you know that you're getting the product, plus you get it in minutes.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

as much as i like playing the PSone classics, i dunno, on PSN they feel kinda overpriced i can buy an actual hard copy with shipping included for about the same price

tracerhank
tracerhank

@jenguando I'm kinda surprised to hear that. The previous PixelJunk games all had demos in the Playstation Store. I'll have to verify that. In the meantime, take it easy, yeah? It's only videogames... ^ ^

Raykuza
Raykuza

@KillerWabbit23 Yes, like how Blu-ray games don't show up on my XMB until I start up a digital download game. They need to fix the 3.01 bug already.

fede_pyro
fede_pyro

the psp needs an update to sort the games, demos and updates...i have a mess with the rockband add-ons, litle big planet update and things like that...let me put folders like in the psp, or put default folders "games. demos and system files, or something like that"

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

What is this? PSP minis on PS3? Cool, but isn't there other things Sony could be addressing with this firmware update?

jenguando
jenguando

I am extremely disappointed with PSN screwing gamers over with demos. Why on earth doesnt this game have a demo?XBLA has it for each and every game. Grow up PSN!

JJ_Productions
JJ_Productions

Havent downloaded it yet but plan on doing so. PixelJunk games always have the most unique music

humado
humado

its a cool game very fun!

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Really fun and satisfying game so keep it up PixelJunk.

Genexi2
Genexi2

Sweet game, but unfortunately short. Hopefully they'll be quick on the Encore edition, as it's a bit hard to justify $10 for something you can be done with in a single sitting, including all the trophies.

bottomchrist
bottomchrist

very nice game for the psn. very much addictive.

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

Yeah, why not put them on a blu-ray disc, 'cause their current pricing schedule ain't working for them, obviously. Freaking 'tard.

monson21502
monson21502

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LURCH87
LURCH87

shooter kicks a$$ very addictive

fester420
fester420

I had to force myself to put this game down cause i need sleep. awesome game.

tps_lover
tps_lover

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JK731
JK731

Downloaded not too long ago. Quality game.