PixelJunk Monsters is getting a sequel this May, and it's beautiful

UPDATE: And now a gorgeous trailer to enjoy.

Update, 26/3/18: If last week's announcement screens weren't enough to convince you of PixelJunk Monsters 2's sheer gorgeousness, then you'd do well to feast your eyes on its debut trailer below. It looks splendid.

Original story, 23/3/18: Q-Games has announced that a sequel to its beloved tower defence classic PixelJunk Monsters will arrive on PC, PS4, and Switch on May 25th, over a decade after the original's release.

The first PixelJunk Monsters launched in 2007, and the PixelJunk series has gone from strength to strength since then, tackling all sorts of genres in games like PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk SideScroller. Q-Games even made a music visualiser with the recent PixelJunk 4am.

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Based on the announcement trailer though, PixelJunk Monsters 2 is an even bigger evolution for the series, particularly in terms of presentation. PixelJunk Monsters 2 is absolutely gorgeous, sporting a wonderfully vibrant, pseudo-handcrafted look.

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If you're interested in raw numbers, Kotaku reports that the game will run at 60 frames per second on PS4 (and presumably PC), and 30 frames per second on Switch, in both docked and handheld mode. It also features two-player local co-op, and a 4-player online-only mode.

More details will apparently be revealed during publisher Spike Chunsoft's livestream which starts at midnight tonight, March 23rd, in the UK.

PixelJunk Monsters 2 will cost $14.99 USD when it comes to PS4, Switch, and PC on May 25th.

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