PixelJunk Shooter 2 was formally announced by Q-Games on May 18, 2010. The title will be the first full-fledged sequel to any PixelJunk game. Q-Games’ Dylan Cuthbert said of the title, “it will have some features that are new to the PixelJunk series in general and will be bigger than the first game”.
There are a few additions being added to the experience, including a new competitive online mode with battle arena stages. Very few PixelJunk games offer online play, and very few are ever competitive, so it’ll be interesting to see what new ideas Q-Games has to offer for the genre. The single-player experience is also more competitive this time around, with the addition of an “advanced” Score Attack mode, which records player “ghosts” a la Mario Kart and uploads them to the online leaderboards.