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Jun 17

First Look: PixelJunk Shooter 2

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Sr. Social Media Manager

When it was released last December, PixelJunk Shooter received plaudits for its old school shooting gameplay coupled with modern elemental physics. Also, it’s just plain fun.

As the first PixelJunk game with a story, it’s also the first PixelJunk game with a sequel (as opposed to an “Encore”). Here are producers Deb Mars and Matt Morton with more on what Shooter 2 will bring. HINT: fan-requested feature addressed.

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June 17th, 1:04 pm

For The Lulz

Keywe666 said:

June 17th, 1:06 pm

day one :]

MattyPHATty said:

June 17th, 1:06 pm

Can’t wait! Also, Frank=Lame.


June 17th, 1:08 pm

@MattyPHATty I did it for the lulz dude, for the lulz its the best reason to do things like this

SPOPS said:

June 17th, 1:09 pm

What’s up with Videos on the PS Blog not being able to go to full screen lately? I have tried on a few different computers.

dragonmagician said:

June 17th, 1:09 pm

Needs a release date.

MiiAmigo said:

June 17th, 1:09 pm

I’m sold. I would like to pay for this now and enjoy it later please. Talk about fan service. Thanks!

D_Homes said:

June 17th, 1:11 pm

Loved the first one. Can’t wait for this I’ll get it the first day!

MiiAmigo said:

June 17th, 1:11 pm

When can we expect a dynamic PJShooter theme?

dragonmagician said:

June 17th, 1:11 pm

@SPOPS, I’m having the same problem too, but only in Firefox, works ok in IE.

KazeEternal said:

June 17th, 1:12 pm

Release date?

rickelchilango said:

June 17th, 1:16 pm

@SPOPS works fine with Google Chrome.. ;)

SpyDudeFX said:

June 17th, 1:17 pm

Looks amazing, can’t wait. Just make sure you offer PS Home items again! Wow online? Sounds great!

tigown said:

June 17th, 1:19 pm

*Hint* *Hint* Would be a great game for the new PlayStation Plus feature :P, in fact probably all the PixelJunk games. And the game looks great.

gus_xl said:

June 17th, 1:19 pm

I LOVED Shooter 1. It was just soo short, by the end of it, I felt kind of ripped off. Even for a cheaper game. If they said that this was maybe twice as long, then I might consider it.

WhiteSpy said:

June 17th, 1:22 pm

Thank you for posting videos that are iPad friendly!

jBat17 said:

June 17th, 1:26 pm

hi jeff,


can you please do us, gt fans, a favor: if you see kazunori yamauchi there in e3, ask him whether all cars n gt5 will have cockpit view. man, gtplanet and other blogs are going crazy because everyone believes that the standard cars will not have cockpit view. i know gt5 will be launched in 138 days but i just want to end that debate right now.

oh yeah, i bought PixelJunk Shooter 1 day one. if it’s made by q-games, it’s an automactic buy. same with PJ:S2.

Zezzler said:

June 17th, 1:30 pm

Hrmm… i’ve been thinking and i cannot think of anything that could be added to the pixeljunk series that Everyone has requested. hmm. this is a problem, i gues i will just have to wait for them to announce it.
Thanks Dylan, Q-Games ROCKS!

PS. can we get some PS-Move support :D thanks~

F-minus said:

June 17th, 1:33 pm

The first one was great, little short but if you 100% it than is well worth it!

I CANT WAIT!!! ever since the end of one “to be continued…” ive been excited, looking forward to the day its released!

VixDiesel said:

June 17th, 1:35 pm


Don’t need a price, I’m getting it regardless….but I want it now! :)

mew_frenger said:

June 17th, 1:39 pm


HouseMorton said:

June 17th, 1:39 pm

Anything Pixeljunk is a day one purchase for my household. Shooter was a bit short, but we still enjoyed it immensely. I’ve burned out on it myself, but my four year old still plays it often (PJ does such a great job of keeping the games open to different skill levels).
My only worry is that you’ll don’t something rash like dropping local multiplayer in order to add internet play.
Still waiting for PixelJunk dungeons (1-4?)

ihatereading369 said:

June 17th, 1:40 pm

Game looks amazing and can’t wait to get my hands on it. Any news on a release window?


June 17th, 1:42 pm

I met both Deb Mars and Matt Morton, and they are such nice people!!! I love Sony and Santa Monica Studios!!

BTW game looks great!!

BigBoss712 said:

June 17th, 1:45 pm

Enjoyed the first one so can’t wait.

SPK_Solidus5 said:

June 17th, 1:47 pm


Mosh_Pit said:

June 17th, 1:53 pm

Will PSN Plus will be available for Canada?

Korbei83 said:

June 17th, 1:57 pm

Day 2. I’m a rebel.

emiru69 said:

June 17th, 1:58 pm

NICE!! I love the first one and this time I’m going to purchase this second one the first day! Good luck!

robertmc8 said:

June 17th, 2:33 pm

I still need to finish the first one I’m still stuck on Ice world :( lol

KinjiroSSD said:

June 17th, 2:50 pm

I recently got Shooter and been loving it. Keep up the great work.

Kchow23 said:

June 17th, 3:00 pm

won the first one on a contest at the Q games forum and I am certainly looking forward to this one… awesome game!

Nepraos said:

June 17th, 3:02 pm

Can’t wait to play this one. I loved the first one, especially the lava. It kinda reminds me of the orange whip fountain drinks that I used to get from the bowling alley. I think that’s what they call it. Every time I play Shooter, I crave that stuff. That’s not the (only) reason why I like the game though, lol.

PrizeFighterX6 said:

June 17th, 3:12 pm

I loved PixelJunk Shooter. It is one of my favorate psn titles. I can’t wait for this one! Consider it purchased! ……..Any chance of us getting a PixelJunk Shooter on the psp?

MatheAdi said:

June 17th, 3:36 pm

I am so excited, but I paid $15 for the first one with only 3 levels… if I am going to pay another $15, there better be more than 3 levels! It was a great game, but the lack of replayability just makes me regret buying it. Online better be awesome!

Kinetic808 said:

June 17th, 3:54 pm

PJS1 was a perfect little game!
Can’t wait for this one!

TallCrowe said:

June 17th, 4:08 pm

My froth has reached a foam stage.

whitwhit said:

June 17th, 4:48 pm

i have the first game and i love it i will be buying the second one .

NorthernLitez said:

June 17th, 5:06 pm

What a great game! It will be in my download queue on day one (or before if there is a beta).

plaztiksyke said:

June 17th, 5:35 pm

I hope this one is a bit longer; it took my husband and I 6 months to play through each Eden and Monsters to get all the trophies (including their respective Encore DLC). Shooter took us only 2 weeks, and was kind of a let down from that perspective.

Another thing I hope they improve is the music. We really like what we could hear of the music, but it was so quiet even when configured for maximum volume. Audio quality has always been an issue in PixelJunk releases, so maybe they’ll finally take advantage of the PS3’s audio capabilities with this release.

Berae said:

June 17th, 5:55 pm

loved all pixel junk games, so i’m getting this one too for sure

explosive78 said:

June 17th, 7:54 pm

Day 1. I LOVED the first. When is this coming out?

trustkill said:

June 18th, 12:09 am

sweet! i own em all, minus racers… this looks guud.

ZAANOS said:

June 18th, 12:08 pm

I loved the first Shooter! Your games are always instant classics!

PSWii2008 said:

June 19th, 7:28 pm

Looks really good! I want to know more about the online features, but I’m sure Dylan will give more details at some point!

barnaclejoe said:

June 20th, 11:56 am


Shooter was my favorite pixeljunk game.. and one of my favorite games PERIOD.

That Shooter 2 is already on the horizon just makes me so thrilled!

I hope it will be significantly longer than the first one.. and have more things to do. It sounds like that will be the case, and I couldn’t be more excited about that.

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