The cult hit PixelJunk Monsters from Q-Games has developed a large following for its fun take on the tower defense genre. After over a decade, the studio has finally announced a sequel to the beloved title in PixelJunk Monsters 2.
Rather than delivering an update to the original, PixelJunk Monsters 2 brings the series to 3D for new experiences. You can control Tikiman from an isometric perspective, or drop the camera down to behind him for a more action-oriented view. Unlike most tower defense games, you control your defenses through a character rather than a cursor. Your direct control of Tikiman allows you to assist your towers in defeating the enemies using environmental attacks and head-stomps.
Most stages consist of 10 waves, and the mission is to defend stop the enemies before they devour the chibies at the end of the road. Based on how many chibies you save, you earn points, which can be used for progression. At the end of each mission, a boss character emerges to present an additional challenge. PixelJunk Monsters 2 currently features fifteen stages spread across five worlds, with each one featuring three difficulty settings. In addition, each mission can be tackled solo, with two players on the same system, or with up to four players online.
You can see the reveal trailer below.
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The game is currently set to hit PS4, Switch, and PC on May 25 with a price tag of $14.99.