PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe Coming to PlayStation This Year – PlayStation.Blog
PixelJunk is back on PlayStation! My name is Dylan Cuthbert and I’m the founder of indie studio Q-Games and I’m excited to announce that our crazy party game PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe is coming to PlayStation. The game will release later this year on both PS5 and PS4, and we can’t wait to share what we’re working on.
The PixelJunk series of games recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. We’re excited to return to the spiritual home of PixelJunk on PlayStation with a brand new entry in the series. We’ve got our first trailer to share along with a deep dive into what you can expect when we launch, so let’s get on with it.
Slam dunk trash
PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe combines the nostalgia of traditional arcade brawlers with the multiplayer frenzy of classic co-op games for a true hybrid. It’s a beat ’em up, but also a clean ’em up, with a focus on cleaning up the streets of Junktown. Both literally, stacking garbage, and figuratively, destroying waves of enemy robots. Garbage means money on these streets, and your reward increases with the number of items (and enemies destroyed) you throw into the back of your garbage truck.
We decided to create a fun gameplay that is easy to learn and play, but hard to master. It takes some serious skill to defeat the most dangerous scavenger bots in PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe. You can play with our AI robot assistant, SCRAP, or share the fun with up to four players locally or online with cross-platform play.
As you progress, you’ll brawl with giant enemies, pile trash sky high, and chat with friends along the way. From co-op missions to head-to-head challenges, mini-games to boss fights, no trip to Junktown is like another. Plus, there are tons of weapons to choose from, plenty of assemblers to hire, and over 100 unique truck parts to unlock.
Clean up the streets of Junktown
Q-Games has been based in Kyoto for over 22 years, so it’s been great to take inspiration from our favorite places and traditions and see them reflected in the cyberpunk streets of the game. There are over 25 levels to explore in 5 crowded areas of Junktown, each inspired by the eclectic sights and sounds of Japan.
The fourth area of the world map is Kawai Kyoto and we really went to the city to pay homage to some of our cherished local places and traditions from around the region. From the bamboo forests of Arashiyama to the scavenger robots inspired by the traditional Japanese Awa dance, the design of the world means a lot to us and we hope you enjoy exploring it as much as we enjoyed bringing it to life.
On behalf of everyone at Q-Games, we look forward to welcoming you to Junktown to help clean up the streets when PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe comes to PlayStation later this year.