PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate Blasts Off on PS4 and Vita this Summer

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Well, this is a bit odd. Yesterday, Double Eleven send over a press email under embargo until March 6th, but then today took to the PlayStation blog to announce the embargoed news. So, the lid is off and the secret is out: PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this summer!

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is an upgraded compilation of the first two PixelJunk Shooter twin-stick liquid physics puzzle shooters. More than that, it takes the content of the two games and seamlessly combines them into a single, flowing campaign. New features introduced in the sequel will even be available in the original game’s chapters for a unified experience.

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Double Eleven is also working on a bunch of other enhancements, including completely overhauled visuals (real-time lighting, new special effects, higher resolution particle effects, tweaked color palette, etc) running at 60 frames-per-second, a new ship remodeled in 3D, a more intuitive and informative minimalist HUD, a re-balanced scoring system, and cross-play and cross-save between platforms.

The PS4 and Vita desperately need more completely new, original titles, but clearly PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is not just some last-gen port slapped together with a fresh coat of paint. Having two of the best digital download games from the PS3 new and improved for PS4 and Vita could never be a bad thing.

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate Coming to PS4, PS Vita This Summer [PlayStation.Blog]

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