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PixelJunk Shooter 2 Hits PSN Today With New Online Battle Mode

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President and Executive Producer, Q-Games Ltd.

PixelJunk Shooter 2: Final screens

So, the wait is over. The sequel to the technically and critically acclaimed PixelJunk Shooter will be with us later today! It continues where the original left off, leaving you trapped in the deep dark bowels of an enormous alien entity. Fight through the backwash and encounter the weird and terrible monsters that are living in the alien’s gut, force your way through putrid stomach acid and strange slippery bubbly stuff, and be totally grossed out by thousands of iddy-biddy insects that come pouring out of strange pulsating larvae when you mix water with it.

PixelJunk Shooter 2: Final screensPixelJunk Shooter 2: Final screens

Yes, this is a game you probably want to avoid playing immediately after eating, and you might feel a little queasy the next time you are staring down Sparrow-on-a-stick (a Kyoto traditional cruisine).

But wait… PixelJunk Shooter 2 isn’t all about dieting and worm control! It has vast new worlds to explore that aren’t part of an organism’s digestive track, and new technologies too, such as the Hungry Suit and the Light Suit and a whole load more. Use the new R3 spin-attack to wipe out chains of enemies at a time and revel in the destructive mayhem you can dish out with the upgraded charged missile! But all this wanton damage is in a good cause as those survivors still need rescuing and only YOU can save them!

PixelJunk Shooter 2: Final screens

On top of all this fun, we have added a completely new online versus mode which I have gone over in a previous post, but let me tell you, it’s just oozing with “addictability”, with twenty unique wonderful weapons to earn and use in the battles I really hope everyone gives it a go. It’s not overly aggressive and is a bit of cute cat-and-mouse fun, so even those PixelJunk fans out there who have never played online before, I urge you to give it a few tries (besides, one of the trophies requires you to go up at least one league in the online mode so that should be a good enough lure).

Anyway, I shouldn’t keep you too long, you’ve got PSN wallets to fill and Shooter 2s to download! See you online! (my ID’s PixelMeister so if you encounter me in your league battling, be kind and let me destroy you!)

P.S. There is something extra special for those of you who collect all the treasures… I shan’t spoil it though, last one there’s a ninny!

Over and out! …now where did I place that damn magma ball blaster…

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daniel3334 said:

March 1st, 8:03 am

looks awesome!! will buy when store updates today!!

JonJonXD said:

March 1st, 8:05 am

Totally buying it Day 1! I loved the first game :D

I also hope it’s $9.99 like the first one D:

Korbei83 said:

March 1st, 8:06 am

I was sold on this in 2009. I’ve just been waiting to give you my money.

Take my money already! Take it!

LionheartAce said:

March 1st, 8:06 am

Dope. Been looking forward to this. This is going to be a sweet store update.

stlthriot said:

March 1st, 8:08 am

Gonna be great! Love the fluid effects! :D
I’m curious on price as well and if there is any discount for PS+ members.

HouseMorton said:

March 1st, 8:08 am

Excited! What’s next?


March 1st, 8:09 am

Buying Today, very Impressed with Your games. Keep em coming like this. I see a Long Career for You Fine Folks at Q-Games and long term success.

In other news….
Socom 4 Beta Info? Hey Q-Games Dev’s, Do you play Socom?

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

March 1st, 8:12 am

If the price is right i just might buyit :p sorry ima be a pops soon cant go spending all my saved diaper doe on ever AWESOME EXCLUSIVE PSN GAME… ya digg :p

v1nc73 said:

March 1st, 8:15 am

playstation we need some other new games for this system mayne…some sweet adventres…u guyz shoul create a pokemon game for ps3….dat would top dah market

KosmoCrisis said:

March 1st, 8:19 am

I loved the first despite how utterly short it was to 100%. Here’s to hoping the sequel will keep me playing for more than a few hours. I wonder if there will be any PS Plus discount.

Charles_Surge said:

March 1st, 8:19 am

Bros gotta say how many USDs.

xaos said:

March 1st, 8:19 am

Thanks for the pointers on the online battle mode last night at the PS blog get together, even if I did wash out of the tournament almost immediately. Really fun set of powerups and weapons; having 100 percented PJS1, looking forward to trying to do the same on this guy, if only my online combat skills improve

jonathan_val said:

March 1st, 8:22 am

Great; I cant wait…
Add online co-op too please…!!!

trapper12 said:

March 1st, 8:22 am

Awesome I can’t wait to buy it! I loved the first PixelJunk Shooter and I can’t wait to play this one will all new features and online play.

Thanks Dylan.

Curtisio said:

March 1st, 8:22 am

This looks and sounds great and very exciting; however, I’ve not played much of anything else but LBP2 since it’s release.

LBP2 has destroyed my gamer soul!

SilverBlade51 said:

March 1st, 8:25 am

Finally! ‘Bout damn time. I’m going to buy it probably this Friday.

Berae said:

March 1st, 8:26 am

Nice! love the serie. So hmmm I guess it’s a bit early to talk about PixelJunk Monsters 2 or Dungeon heh? loll just kidding

SpyDudeFX said:

March 1st, 8:30 am

The game is $9.99, and there’s no demo. Last blog Q-Games indicated they focused on getting the game out and will look at a demo later. What are the Home rewards for the game and can we expect an update to the PJ Space in Home? Soundtrack release? Dynamic theme? Avatars? Thanks.

Moosehole said:

March 1st, 8:31 am

Yes! Been waiting for this one ever since finishing the first. Love everything you guys at Q-Games do!

Zezzler said:

March 1st, 8:39 am

Awesome stuff! I cannot wait to download it! I would really love to see another PixelJunk monsters game though. Although I do really enjoy Shooter, Monsters is just sooo much more awesome imo. Thanks for the update Dylan!

TwinDad said:

March 1st, 8:52 am

Dylan you tell us to fill our wallets, but no mention of how much to add? I know that you typically release for $9.99, but it would have been nice to see the price mentioned.

Still, heading to Best Buy to get a card during lunch.

timmy19888 said:

March 1st, 8:55 am

hated the first. this one doesnt look any better. and im not gonna pay just get trophies. i think im gonna stick with getting spare parts and risk factions today unless something good goes on sale.

Link01 said:

March 1st, 8:57 am

It would be nice to get a price, especially if there’s a plus discount ;D

Butters360 said:

March 1st, 9:00 am

Birthday present to me. Thanks Dylan and Q-Games!

Link01 said:

March 1st, 9:01 am

Oh, and thanks for the new 3D Pixel Junk shooter 2 dynamic theme coming out :D

EJStrat said:

March 1st, 9:09 am

@20 Spare Parts isn’t any good. Annnyway.. Where’s Hard Corps??????

Oh, and PJS2 looks pretty sweet. I want more innovative stuff like Eden tho

Justp94 said:

March 1st, 9:13 am

I will only spend $9.99 on Downloadable PSN games… so this better be $9.99…
If it is $14.99 I’ll pass.

toology01 said:

March 1st, 9:31 am

Awesome i will be buying this today. By the way, whatever happened to Pixeljunk Dungeons? Ever gonna see the light of day?

Lambrick said:

March 1st, 9:35 am

and here i thought i was going to be able to put off buying anything for AT LEAST another month. oh, how i was wrong.

leo8877 said:

March 1st, 9:37 am

Looks great, glad it’s finally here!

MetalGearCrysis said:

March 1st, 9:41 am

Nice to see it’s finally here.

Now for the big question, when will the store update?

TheTwelve said:

March 1st, 9:44 am

PixelJunkshooter 2….on my list for sure.


jorge15931 said:

March 1st, 9:46 am

i’m going to buy it today also :D great game, i got the first one in a PS3 bundle with uncharted 2 and pixel junk shooter and it’s the best mini game I’ve played. But what’s the surprise if we get all the treasures ??

Dragun619 said:

March 1st, 9:54 am

Awesome, enjoyed the first and I’ll probably enjoy the second one. Thanks Q-games for the awesomeness of the PixelJunk series. Any update on PixelJunk Lifelike? Maybe at GDC?

kassatsu said:

March 1st, 9:54 am

Dylan is not lying. Make sure to collect all the gems, the unlock really is something to behold.

Fudwumper said:

March 1st, 10:22 am

Is it true that even if you bought a game as a PS+ member and got a discount, and you end up deciding not to keep the PS+ membership. That you will NOT be able to play that game?? I know I read somewhere that if you get a PS+ FREE game and don’t pay your fee that you can’t play it anymore. Just wondered if it was for anything you purchased (even at discount). If so, I would rather just pay full price for a game, then to be stuck in a membership fee.

Ndavid007 said:

March 1st, 10:31 am

Thank you Sony for bringing this sequel out as soon as possible, first one was amazing, keep up the good work!

BigWoopMagazine said:

March 1st, 10:44 am

@Kassatsu – Indeed it is worth finding all those gems! Hit me up if you still want to duke it out online.

@Q-games – Loving it, can’t wait to see what’s next!

@Fudwumper – If you paid for a game on sale through PS+ it is yours to keep forever. If you got the game for free, it is yours as long as the subscription is active (even if you deactivate, and then reactivate). So basically, if you paid money for it, it’s yours.

Akimitsu782 said:

March 1st, 10:54 am

Amazon has it on their PSN page listed for $9.99 (though it’s not available to download), so that would appear to be the price!

OldKai said:

March 1st, 10:58 am

IGN Review says $9.99, think that’s more then enough confirmation.

reson8er said:

March 1st, 11:35 am

I look forward to playing this, loved the first game.

Fudwumper said:

March 1st, 11:39 am

@ BigWoopMagazine. Thanks for answering my question.

BlackWitchery666 said:

March 1st, 11:40 am

Nice, I’ll download tonight..

theXsilentXchild said:

March 1st, 12:37 pm

Maybe the old one will be onsale

wocyob said:

March 1st, 12:43 pm

i will pick this up… ahh update the store now please :P

JesseHaysFL said:

March 1st, 12:51 pm


jmanxp said:

March 1st, 12:58 pm

sweet i got a psn card just for this, go Qgames

duke301 said:

March 1st, 1:32 pm

I’ll be buying this just as soon as I notice the update. I was lucky to get the first one for $1.95 on eBay, but I have no problems with paying full price here. Can’t Wait!

CRuSHeR2k said:

March 1st, 1:55 pm

Yeah, been waiting for what seems like an eternity for this game.
Hurray up and update the darn store wontcha!!!!!

NorthernLitez said:

March 1st, 2:03 pm

Darn, I hate spending money…but this is worth every penny.

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