PlayStation Network game PixelJunk SideScroller launches on 26th October in Europe, Q-Games has announced.

"I really can't emphasise enough how really, really good old school fun SideScroller has turned out to be," president and executive producer Dylan Cuthbert wrote on the EU PlayStation Blog.

PixelJunk SideScroller is a single-stick controller game based on the Road to Dawn bonus stage in PixelJunk Shooter 2. As a result, you can only face to the right as you control your craft.

SideScroller is supposed to be the game the pilot of PixelJunk Shooter is playing on his old computer console in his ship on the way home to Earth after the ending of Shooter 2. It has a retro look with a curved CRT screen and monochrome feel.

"Some people reckon PixelJunk games are a little tough, and well.. yes, they are a little because I think games should be a challenge," Cuthbert continued.

"However, what we've done this time is scattered loads of checkpoints so even if you do die you'll restart really close, and we also give you the option to downgrade your difficulty setting if you get a Game Over too. We've created four difficulty levels so everyone is catered for (I hope!)."

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