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PixelJunk SideScroller announced for PS3

The latest in Q-Games' much-loved PixelJunk series has been revealed as SideScroller, a retro-styled side-scrolling shooter featuring the simulated fluids of PixelJunk Shooter.

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Much-loved indie developer Q-Games has announced its next game in the delightful PixelJunk series at E3, a side-scrolling shooter. The aptly-named PixelJunk SideScroller is headed to PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network this year.

Based upon a bonus level from PixelJunk Shooter 2, SideScroller features the simulated fluids and gasses from Q-Games' last release. Water, magma, metal and other liquids will be on hand to destroy your foes--or you, if you're not careful.

"Dodge flurries of alien bullets and strategically upgrade weapons as you battle your way through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem," the announcement says. To show off your shooting prowess, there'll be online leaderboards and the ability to upload gameplay footage to Youtube.

There's no word on when PixelJunk SideScroller will hit the PlayStation Network beyond "2011." Its price wasn't confirmed, but past PixelJunk games have cost $9.99.

From The Chatty

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    June 7, 2011 3:41 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, PixelJunk SideScroller announced for PS3.

    The latest in Q-Games' much-loved PixelJunk series has been revealed as SideScroller, a retro-styled side-scrolling shooter featuring the simulated fluids of PixelJunk Shooter.

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      June 7, 2011 3:50 AM

      I'd like to attend a product branding meeting at PixelJunk one day. "We're done!"

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      June 7, 2011 4:38 AM

      The bad guys look the same as shooter, even. Is it more like an expansion pack? I'm not complaining though, I'm sure I'll buy it.

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        June 7, 2011 5:56 AM

        Yeah it looks very much like shooter, but I bet the gameplay is focused in a slightly different direction. The graphics look nice and retro though, I like it. They have me sold on it, even though I still need to play Shooter 2.

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          June 7, 2011 5:58 AM

          Oh and by different gameplay, I mean it's clearly a sidescroller (hence the name) where the camera keeps scrolling while you play, traditional shump style.

      • Zek
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        June 7, 2011 6:05 AM

        Shooter 2 shared enemies too, doesn't make it an expansion. It'll just be another game with the same theme.

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      June 7, 2011 6:11 AM

      Pixeljunk shooter never really got hard enough for me.

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        June 7, 2011 6:17 AM

        the sequel gets pretty difficult. Far more than the original.

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      June 7, 2011 6:46 AM

      They need to hurry up and give me Pixeljunk Monsters 2

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      June 7, 2011 7:19 AM

      Just getting a ps3, I haven't played any the pixeljunk games. Which one is the best.

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      June 7, 2011 8:22 AM

      wait, how is this a sidescroller in the traditional sense? Isn't this just another shooter?