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PixelJunk SideScroller Live on PSN, Your Questions Answered

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161w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared an FAQ on PixelJunk SideScroller below, which is now live on PSN today!

To quote: PixelJunk SideScroller is finally out in the world! This retro-styled side-scrolling shooter plays like a love note to the arcade games I grew up with in my youth, and serves as a quasi-epilogue to the PixelJunk Shooter series.

Before you pick it up on the PlayStation Store, get a closer look with this handy new Q&A. Q-Games President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert took to [Register or Login to view links] to answer your most burning questions. Read closely and you might learn a few helpful secrets!

Q: How many levels come with PixelJunk SideScroller?

A: There are 13 levels (called "Sectors") in total. This includes four absolutely amazing boss battles (Note: Expect an "old friend" from the Shooter-verse to make an appearance, but you'll be seeing loads of new faces as well).

One thing that's so great about SideScroller is that it has four difficulty modes, and the experience will change depending on what difficulty mode you select. New enemies crop up in Hard difficulty mode, and expect certain encounters to get a whole lot more harrowing because of them.

Bullets...
 

Video: PixelJunk Sidescroller Coming to PSN on October 25th

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162w ago - Q-Games Ltd President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert has announced today alongside a video that PixelJunk Sidescroller is coming to PSN on October 25th with details below.

To quote: PixelJunk SideScroller is not far from your hands! Yes, it has kind of crept up upon us, but the release date is 1st of November October 25th in North America.

I really can't emphasize enough how really, really good, old-school fun SideScroller has turned out to be. I'm sure some of you have played the "bonus" stage in PixelJunk Shooter 2 called "The Road to Dawn", well that is what gave us the urge to make an entire side scrolling shoot-em-up game!

Back in the day I used to love games such as [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links], and going even further back there were games such as Scramble and Defender that inspired me as a child.

So... we decided to dip our toes in and see what PixelJunk could bring to the side-scroller world.

We used the same engine as for the two Shooter titles, but the game itself is entirely different. To begin with this is a single-stick controlled game rather than the dual-stick control we had in Shooter, which makes it even more addictive and easy...
 

Video: New PixelJunk Sidescroller PSN Trailer and Details Arrive

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170w ago - Q-Games Assistant Producer Ariel Angelotti has shared a new PixelJunk Sidescroller PSN trailer video and details today on the retro PlayStation Network title below.

To quote: I have an important update for you. What's orange, magenta, and glowing all over? Why, it's PixelJunk sidescroller, of course!

We've released a brand-spankin' new trailer for you. We hope it whets your appetite until you can get your PixelJunk-hungry hands on it.

We don't have an official release date for PixelJunk sidescroller yet, but rest assured we're hard at work making it oodles of fun all the while incorporating retro goodness, love, and a little bit of cheese(?) into it.

What treasures does this veritable pantheon of old-school gaming hold? We can't go into the details yet, but expect to get riddled in alien bullets, science fiction in-jokes, and if you're a tried and true PixelJunkie, you may even notice an Easter egg or two we've included just for you!





Need some deep space, missile-flinging fun to tide you over until PixelJunk sidescroller is released? Hop on the PlayStation Network and download the FREE PixelJunk Shooter 2 demo today!
 
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