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PixelPatch: PJ Monsters Updates Incoming

Matt Morton's Avatar + Posted by Matt Morton on Oct 22, 2008 // Producer, Santa Monica Studio

Hi PixelJunkies! I’m Matt Morton, Associate Producer at SCEA Santa Monica Studio and I’ve had the great fortune of working on the PixelJunk series since the very first title, PixelJunk Racers. We’ve been working hard to keep spreading the PixelJunk Love (as Deb Mars calls it) and wanted to give you a heads up on the upcoming patch for PixelJunk Monsters and PixelJunk Monsters: Encore.

The patch will be releasing VERY soon, with Japan getting the first patch release on October 23. If all goes well with final testing, you will see the patch in SCEA and SCEE territories on October 30. If there are any delays to the above mentioned dates, we will be sure to update the blog to let you know about it, so stay tuned!

The Q-Games team has been hard at work on the PixelJunk Monsters patch and has packed a TON of great features into this great game. I’ll give you a quick breakdown of some of the new features you will expect to see:

PixelJunk Monsters Patch
Game Difficulty settings
You can now choose between three different difficulties of gameplay! There is a Casual mode, the Regular/Ranked mode, and Hard-core mode. The great news here is that you can use any combination of difficulties to complete your progress through the islands! Is there one particular map that’s too hard? Try it in Casual mode. If you Rainbow the level, that rainbow counts and will remain on the map no matter what difficulty the other rainbows were achieved at! Only the Regular difficulty will register on the ranking boards, though.

PixelJunk Monsters Patch

Tower Menu selection
You can now set the default menu to appear when selecting a tower! How many times have you sold off a tower and run over to another tower to quickly upgrade it and accidentally sell it by mistake? I know I’ve done that many, many times. Now you can choose which option appears as the default, instead of the last action you selected.

PixelJunk Monsters Patch
Tower Balancing
Those of you who have purchased Encore know about the reduced cost on the Ice Tower, and balanced functionality of the Tesla tower. This patch applies those changes to BOTH islands, not just the Encore island.

Video Recording / YouTube Support
Ever since Q-Games included this feature into PixelJunk Eden, we knew it needed to be in Monsters as well. You will be able to record up to 10 minutes of gameplay and upload it directly to your YouTube account, or send it to your video folder on your PS3’s XMB.

XMB Custom Soundtrack Support
You can now make your own custom soundtrack to listen to as you play PixelJunk Monsters and Encore! I’ve personally been enjoying listening to the PixelJunk Eden soundtrack while I play Monsters, as well as listening to the PixelJunk Monsters soundtrack within Eden! It’s great how well those fantastic soundtracks work in other games.

With these features being added, and several other small bugs being fixed in the game, we think you’ll have a great time playing PixelJunk Monsters and Encore all over again.

I think that’s about it … But it feels like I’m missing something … Hmm … I can’t quite put my finger on what I might be forgetting. Wait a minute … I remember now …

PixelJunk Monsters Patch
TROPHIES
Trophies are now added for both PixelJunk Monsters and Encore. We weren’t able to retroactively apply Trophies to the previously played data, but Q-Games didn’t want to force people to play everything all over again. They came up with a great idea by creating Trophy Challenges. These challenges have specific maps with set rules or objectives that will reward you with Trophies if you complete them properly.

Recently, Jeff Rubenstein got to visit Q-Games in Kyoto (the lucky so-and-so) and shot an interview with Dylan to talk more about the patch for PixelJunk Monsters. Check it out …

//Add Your Own

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151

+ bartx on October 30th, 2008 at 7:08 pm said:

Can I ask when the patch will comes to Hong Kong? Thanks


152

+ Tlubacker on October 30th, 2008 at 8:16 pm said:

All I have to say is where is the damn patch? My wife has been looking forward to this patch for a week Sony. Have you ever heard of the saying “Happy Wife…Happy Life” Well the wife aint to happy with you guys. But again lets not give out dates if they arent going to happen!!!


153

+ Delriach on October 30th, 2008 at 8:30 pm said:

me want PJM update!

*roars*


154

+ draggingalake on October 30th, 2008 at 9:45 pm said:

why is the patch not up?


155

+ Makasu on October 31st, 2008 at 2:15 am said:

Any chance you guys can patch the patch with two players? ;)


156

+ rlpj on October 31st, 2008 at 4:27 am said:

Well, the date has come and gone… Any update on the patch?


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+ drwoogie on October 31st, 2008 at 5:20 am said:

“The patch will be releasing VERY soon, with Japan getting the first patch release on October 23. If all goes well with final testing, you will see the patch in SCEA and SCEE territories on October 30. If there are any delays to the above mentioned dates, we will be sure to update the blog to let you know about it, so stay tuned!”

So this is said and we did not get any notification about the delay as we said we would.

Now i know you all obviously know there is a problem but yet you don’t inform your customers.

This is how you lose a fan base and customers. Someone could at least speak about the issue and post an update that at least you are all aware of the issue and are trying to resolve it. There is a word for this ……hmmmm…..let me see… O! I got it! It’s called customer service.

You said in your post it would be the 30th—Did not happen

You said in your post if their are any delays you would notify fan base— Did not happen.

Please someone shine some light on this for the lowly USA buyers who have seemed fit to be last and forgotten when it comes to this update.


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+ Tlubacker on October 31st, 2008 at 5:32 am said:

At least tell us something cant leave us all hanging. You even said your self that if the date changes you will post to the blog. I have no update and no post to the blog from sony. Come on guys, I know you make tons of money and are probably out partying with the ladies but come on help us little people out.


159

+ drwoogie on October 31st, 2008 at 5:46 am said:

Looks like we are all victims of TRICK OR TREAT with this update being a TRICK instead of a TREAT


160

+ DG on October 31st, 2008 at 9:00 am said:

I understand that you all want this, I do too, but stop acting like it’s the end of the world.


161

+ drwoogie on October 31st, 2008 at 9:19 am said:

End of the world? Umm… noone here is acting like that. Or at least i cant tell. If you don’t mind being lied to then thats on you. I paid them my 40 bucks. I have bought all there games add ons and music packs.

I feel I have the right to call out someone when they don’t deliver on their word. This is a forum and i am using it the way it’s supposed to be used. For comments, opinions etc…

Just like my OPINION about your comment is completely useless.

Most people i know get aggravated or pissed when they are ignored and lied too. Especially when they have given someone their money for a product that does not deliver.

Again if you are fine with that kind of treatment then good for you. But I’m gonna speak my mind and use the comment button for what its ment for.


162

+ DG on October 31st, 2008 at 10:18 am said:

drwoogie – sorry I said anything.


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+ Dobber on October 31st, 2008 at 10:19 am said:

I know it can look bad for us to complain but when I’m told something, I kind of count on it. Like if I said sure I can grab you lunch while I’m out. If I came back without that persons lunch, they would be pissed. Why because they were counting on my to do what I said I would.

Please give us some kind of an update. I love the fact that you are still supporting the game. Please keep it up. I love this game and have been waiting on trophies forever.


164

+ DG on October 31st, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

Accourding to PS3Fanboy.com – The patch is technically live and available for all. The problem is, the only way American users can get the patch right now is to download the game anew. To do that, you’ll want to go to the PlayStation Store and click on the “View Downloads” button. Find and install PixelJunk Monsters — it will already have the patch built in!

I’m downloading it right now so we’ll see if this works.


165

+ DG on October 31st, 2008 at 11:10 am said:

It worked! Give it a try!


166

+ ruffneckc on October 31st, 2008 at 12:04 pm said:

Thanks DG, I’ll try when I get home.


167

+ H3slate on October 31st, 2008 at 3:42 pm said:

The update is up and running!! It will automatically start when you load the game.

Happy trophy hunting!


168

+ looleeka on November 1st, 2008 at 8:27 am said:

I second comment #151. When will the Hong Kong version be updated?


169

+ snskidtv21 on November 1st, 2008 at 5:53 pm said:

THANK YOU for the FREE PATCH with so many features!! x]


170

+ penguinslayer on November 5th, 2008 at 11:47 am said:

Anybody having issues with Controllers randomnly stop working, the game continues to run, and then a minute later the “Please Connect controller to port 1″ message coming up? It’s only happening for me on PJM, and happens whether single player or two player.
Also, the controllers won’t reconnect (they just flash) and the only way to power it down is via the hard switch in the back (the holding down for five seconds tends to flip it out.

Please tell me im not the only one out there with this problem. If it matters im on a 40GB version about a year old now.


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+ bartx on November 12th, 2008 at 6:20 pm said:

seems no one in SCEH looks the blog, sign, I will not buy any game in Hong Kong server anymore.


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