May 18

PixelJunk Shooter 2 in Full Production!

Dylan Cuthbert's Avatar Posted by on May 18, 2010 // President and Executive Producer, Q-Games Ltd.

Well, I hope everyone has recovered from the PixelJunk sale bonanza we had last month – as far as I could tell people were buying up PixelJunk titles by the tenfold which is great!

PixelJunk Shooter 2 logo

For those that haven’t already heard, PixelJunk Shooter 2 is in full production, full steam ahead, anchors away and all that… commotion to that order. I can’t say much about it now, but it will have some features that are new to the PixelJunk series in general and will be bigger than the first game! We’re busy implementing all the ideas that were left on the drawing board for the first game to make Shooter 2 as jam-packed full of crazy fun as possible… I’m pretty sure we won’t make a Shooter 3 because everything and the kitchen sink (probably quite literally) is going into Shooter 2. Keep your eyes glued to the Blog (in-between playing PixelJunk games of course) for more info on this in the future!

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And for those who still aren’t sure about the awesomeness PixelJunk Shooter really (no, really!) is, we’re going to release a free demo of one of my favourite levels in the game on May 25th. The level has explosive gas, magma, water, tons of cool enemies, volcanic eruptions and you can wreak all kinds of havoc with the fluid physics. This will push you over the edge to get the game!

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+ c45j on May 18th, 2010 at 12:39 pm said:

awesome! keep up the good work.


+ bravo9zero on May 18th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Pixel junk Eden 2 please!!
Visual masterpiece that game! :D

Pretty please? ;)


+ manobon on May 18th, 2010 at 12:56 pm said:

Another great release (and Really looking forward to X-Scape)! PixelJunk Shooter for PSP please (or, perhaps, another StarFox…?)!


+ Genexi2 on May 18th, 2010 at 1:17 pm said:

Glad to hear it’ll be larger than the first outing.

Shooter is great, but unfortunately for a gamer like I, it was way too short-lived. 100%’d the darn thing in a couple sittings. @.@

Great to know we’ll be hearing more great tunes from the same author also.


+ Liamario on May 18th, 2010 at 2:02 pm said:

This is great news Dylan. Loved the first game, even though (and I’m sure you’ll agree ;-) ) it was a little short. I hope this one takes hours to complete and I can’t wait to see what physics and elemental based puzzles the team have lined up for us.

PJ Monsters 2 please and with online co-op if you don’t mind.

Thanks again and keep up the fantastic work.


+ Pojosamaneo on May 18th, 2010 at 2:06 pm said:

Why can’t you just make DLC packs for the original? Are you fundamentally changing the game?

Regardless, I’ll buy. Absolutely loved the first! I also bought Pixeljunk and Eden in a sale awhile back, so yes, they definitely do work!


+ Sukcubus on May 18th, 2010 at 2:41 pm said:

Ahhhh! I could not be more excited. PJS is one of my favorite games of all time. It’s just pure fun. Both relaxing and potentially frustrating at the same time. I leave the game on sometimes just to listen to the music. So glad HFB will be working with the sequel. I recommend PixelJunk Shooter to everyone. The game is worth every penny at full price. Make sure to grab the demo next week. There’s no excuse not to give it a chance!


+ barnaclejoe on May 18th, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:


I really do hope this game will be enormous! I loved the first Shooter sooooooo much. I played through the game with my dad the first time, and he doesn’t even play games… but he LOVED it. We stayed up till 3AM to beat it! Getting the chance to do that with him again would be awesome!

New ship upgrades, new weapons and enemies and liquids and level styles and trophies and gameplay modes and what not.. could be amazing!!

Day 1 for me… I’ll probably be playing Red Dead Redemption until it comes out. :)


+ starBlinky01 on May 18th, 2010 at 3:48 pm said:

Will it be longer then the first one? That was my only complaint for the first one.

I finished it too quickly


+ sNsKid on May 18th, 2010 at 3:51 pm said:

Yup today is definitely a good day. (y)


+ meccamonty on May 18th, 2010 at 4:39 pm said:

you guys hiring for the summer?


+ emiru69 on May 18th, 2010 at 4:43 pm said:

I got the first one for 5 bucks a few days ago, love this game!


+ leo8877 on May 18th, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

Great news! Shooter has been my favorite PJ series!


+ jakemax on May 18th, 2010 at 5:54 pm said:

I’m happy to hear that there will be a pixel junk shooter 2. Unfortunately I haven’t played the first because there isn’t a demo for it on PSN. Without a demo to try, I can’t rationalize a purchase.


+ Hooligantuan on May 18th, 2010 at 8:11 pm said:

Most exciting news of the day!


+ xScarecrow on May 18th, 2010 at 8:25 pm said:

Do you guys still have that PixelJunk Dungeon title in production?


+ SolduNuts on May 18th, 2010 at 9:03 pm said:

First off thank you Q Games for making such great games for the PSN. I have bought almost everything you guys have released on the network and plan on to continually support your studio, especially Shooter. This game has so much untapped potential, I felt like when I beat Shooter there was so many more things that could have been done with the fluid physics. I personally hope that you do make a third shooter because everything and the kitchen wont be enough for the best game idea in along time. Love the lava and ice levels and also the magnetic liquid, just brilliant.

Thanks again Q Games



+ The_X_Factor_9 on May 18th, 2010 at 9:21 pm said:

I simply loved the art style and music in PixelJunk Shooter. Keep up the great work. Racers was pretty average. Monsters was absolutely brilliant (Have both the PS3 and PSP versions). Eden was good, but not great. Shooter was excellent!

Looking forward to your future releases.


+ Jay159 on May 19th, 2010 at 12:26 am said:

PixelJunk Shooter FTW
cant wait for this one


+ KoL028 on May 19th, 2010 at 6:43 am said:

Awesome. Loved the first one. Are we going to get a new PixelJunk Eden at some point? That game is my favorite. Very challenging and unique.


+ injate on May 19th, 2010 at 9:40 am said:

2nding a map editor & sharing! Hell, I’d pay for the editor as DLC.


+ ZAANOS on May 19th, 2010 at 10:44 am said:

I loved the first one. Guess there won’t be Pixel Junk Shooter Encore. I welcome a full sequel.


+ tiger7758 on May 19th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

Judging by the screens it looks like you are inside of a human or cell. Can’t wait!


+ plaztiksyke on May 19th, 2010 at 11:54 am said:

HFB did such a great job with the Shooter soundtrack, it was just a shame that you could never turn the music up enough to hear it decently! Please, better quality audio assets this time. FLAC would be awesome, but I’d settle for 320kbit/sec HE-AAC.

I’d love to see a 2.5D sequel to Monsters that use the statues from the PixelJunk space in PlayStation Home. 3 player local co-op would be awesome, as well as online co-op with video/voice chat! :)


+ knuddelmaus on May 19th, 2010 at 1:27 pm said:

Will HFB be doing the music again?

I LOVED their work in the first one.


+ tonydamiani on May 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

Was wondering about the Episode 2 three days ago and this now ! wow yay i love pixel junk games :P and specialty Shooter


+ HairyAsHell on May 19th, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

Shooter’s nice but where’s Pixeljunk Monsters 2??? Me and my wife love that game to death!


+ thefiresidecat on May 21st, 2010 at 3:58 am said:

Glad to see more games are being added. We’d still like to see more Eden. Shooter was a great game though just too short. Personally we think the prices are very low for what you get. we’d have paid more for Eden in particular. the amount of time we’ve spent on that game more than justifies price.


+ voidmind on May 21st, 2010 at 4:13 am said:

Finally! I never thought I could have so much fun with little downloadable games but the Pixeljunk series really pushes the envelope and have an addictive gameplay.

But most of all, I love how they have offline/local multiplayer. There are not enough games this generation that allow 2 people to play at the same time on the same screen and to me, the console experience is all about gaming socially.

Thank you Q-Games!


+ musicman1234 on May 25th, 2010 at 8:16 pm said:

Hey Dylan,
Will there be an in game outfit to unlock in PK Shooter 2 for Home users?

Ps..Logo is top notch…
Excellent first outing also Dylan on PJ Shooter 1


+ Cloudey on June 5th, 2010 at 10:25 pm said:

Shooter was pretty average and yet it gets a sequel. I would much rather see Pixel Junker Monsters 2. Is there any plans for pixel junk monsters 2 at all?


+ Cloudey on June 5th, 2010 at 10:29 pm said:

I love how in Pixel Junk monsteres there is alot of multiplayer goodness. With PixelJunk Monsters 2 you guys just need to make sure the coins are shared, so that both players can access them. Also it would be cool if you could play 4 player local and online play. Mabye even implement a tiki club that u can use as a last resort. I dont know how many times 1 monster has scraped through because my stupid towers lock on to the wrong guy. Make the bat take off a little amount and take awhile before you can use it again. If you are going to put this game online please make sure there is voice chat as it is essential. Co-op and vs would be cool. dont know how vs would work but it would be cool.


+ Cloudey on June 5th, 2010 at 10:31 pm said:

O and this is asking to much but a map editor would make the game EPIC. Sharing these with friends online would be the best


+ DarthDanMan on June 7th, 2010 at 10:54 am said:

Will it be remote play? And fully custommisable ships

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