SCEA Pre-E3 Judge’s Day: PixelJunk Eden Mesmerizes

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Watching this new PixelJunk Eden trailer all by itself, I honestly have no idea what’s going on, but in some strange way it’s completely mesmerizing to behold. To me it looks like microscopic organisms jumping and flinging around some psychedelic underwater garden, which I discovered after reading the fact sheet isn’t too far off what the game actually is. Watch with me now.

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PixelJunk™ Eden Fact Sheet

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA)
Developer: Q-Games Ltd.
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) via PLAYSTATION®Network
Genre: Organic Platformer
Release: Summer 2008
Rating: TBD

OVERVIEW
Welcome to the garden of PixelJunk™ Eden, a refreshingly different platform game wrapped in a vibrant world exclusively on PS3. In PixelJunk Eden, the latest downloadable entry to the PixelJunk™ series from developer Q-Games, living and luminous plant-life grows in real-time to form a lively stage. In this constantly evolving environment, players control a small creature called a “Grimp” (from “grip” and “jump”) to explore a dynamic setting alive with color and sound. By smashing into enemies, the player releases batches of pollen that can help the lush alien plants change and grow. As they develop, players can leap, swing and soar between them to get further through the undergrowth and gather all the bundles of energy and light from the level before the time available runs out.

PixelJunk™ Eden is the third game in Q-Games’ PixelJunk series, which blends simple, addictive gameplay with crisp and attractive graphics designed for optimal viewing in full 1080p High Definition (HD)*.

KEY FEATURES
Distinctive Visuals and Music – Features 10 unique stages with stylishly designed graphics and original music from award-winning Japanese artist Baiyon.
Dynamic Animations and Effects – Organic growth animations for each plant, plus environmental and particle effects bring the setting to life and keep it constantly evolving.
Rumble Support – Feel the thrilling effects of clinging, attacking and falling from plants.
Trophy and Online Support – Players can compete for trophies and track single player and co-op high scores on the online leaderboards.
Remote Play – Supports Remote Play for PSP® system.

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