PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap Coming to PSN this Spring + PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe on UMD

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Well…what a great GDC we had. We spent most of our time in Sony’s Blogger’s Lounge previewing PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap for the various press people who came around to visit. And I’m here to make it official and let everyone know that we will be releasing PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap on the PlayStation Network this Spring.

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap screenshot 1

So, to recap for those who haven’t seen the various blogged reports on it, PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap is a bit of a fan service really – we went back to the original Racers and added Trophies, but we didn’t want to just stop there (just adding the bare minimum isn’t really what we do). So we added a whole new feature – ghost attack. What this does is record how you played whenever you register a new score on the high score tables, so anyone else in the world (including your friends of course) can play against you, trying to best your score.

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap screenshot 2

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On top of that we made the single-player tournament a little easier to complete, so you can open up the ghost attack and various party modes even more quickly (and of course gain those Trophies more easily too!).

Just to go on the record – this game *isn’t* really a racing game. It’s as much a racing game as, say, Rally-X was back in the day, really. It is a slot-car based arcade game with lots of fun, wacky modes and ideas in it, and as a result is excellent fun if you get a few people round. And if you can’t get a few people around, the ghost mode opens up a ton of competition with your friends on the ‘net.

Now that I’ve covered off on 2nd Lap, I’m also here to deliver more news to the PixelJunk fans out there. This Spring, we will also be making PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe available on UMD! So, for those of you who prefer to have a hard copy of one of your favorite games … you are in luck. The UMD version of PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe will be available at participating retail outlets beginning April 27 for $19.99.

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe UMD box

For more information on the PixelJunk franchise, please check out our blog posts here and here. Continue to check back in with us for more information on 2nd Lap and everything PixelJunk here on the PS Blog!

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  • @49

    I think pixeljunk (1-4) is the title we now know as pixeljunk shooter. I think they’ve said they’re working on a new title (1-5?), but I don’t know if that will be pixeljunk dungeons though.

  • I am still a fan of all the PJ games, even though Monsters is just brutal.

    We’ll see how this 2nd lap turns out!

  • When are the Pixel junk racer trophies coming. The same time as second lap?

    I fricking loved this game and this is just the incentive i need to hammer it again

  • Dylan,
    You are my personal hero. My wife would NEVER play games with me before PJM. Now, we can spend quality time together, saving virtual babies while neglecting our real ones! (Just kidding; the kids get involved with pointing out strategic locations for towers. If we rainbow, they can eat.) I hope Monsters 2 allows for more onscreen players, so the kids can be directly involved with their mealtimes. Every day I check the internet for news of a Deluxe PSN release. Please make an announcement soon! (Seriously, the kids are hungry.)
    I also enjoy playing Eden and Shooter with the boys. Literally, Q-games own the most hours of game-time in our house, by about twenty times the half-life of Half-Life.
    I suppose I might have to give in and try Racers now, too. You haven’t disappointed yet.
    Thank you, sincerely. Best games ever made.

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