PixelJunk Monsters in Jan

Q-Games spills details.

Q-Games has said PixelJunk Monsters will be out worldwide on the PlayStation Network in January.

Developer boss Dylan Cuthbert spilled the news all over the US PlayStation blog, before revealing his target audience was the Japanese. The cheek!

This is because traditional real-time strategy is unappealing over in those reaches of the world, apparently, so he has come up with a new style and twist to revitalise it.

Rather than control a cursor to order things around, you are a cute little "defender-of-the-forests" monster who collects money and builds towers. You can only make these near trees, though, making map layout a decisive factor over the 20 or so scenarios stuffed in.

More strategy is piled on top of this when you kill monsters and collect their gems, as they can upgrade your towers to offer better bits and pieces. Or you can do a rain dance-like manoeuvre in front of them and improve them that way - the longer you wiggle the better it gets.

Sounds interesting, and it can all be played on your own, cooperatively or against your friends, with leaderboards there to add a necessary splash of competitiveness.

Plus it's all wrapped up in a hand-drawn 2D art style nodding back to the olden days, but with some flashy futuristic graphical flourishes to avoid it looking rubbish.

Pop over to our PixelJunk Monsters gallery for a look at how it is shaping up.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (7)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer  |  Clert

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

Related

Everything in tonight's PlayStation State of Play

Star Ocean! Death's Door! And even more Bugsnax.

PlayStation State of Play October 2021 live report

Star Ocean! Little Devil Inside! Other stuff! Everything as it happened.

Digital Foundry | Intel's radical 12th-gen processors: price, performance and release date

With eight performance cores, eight efficient cores and 24 threads on the flagship Core i9 12900K.

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (7)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store