|Digital Release:||PlayStation 3
October 25, 2011 (EU, US)
November 02, 2011 (AU)
November 10, 2011 (JP)
December 06, 2011 (KO)
|Delisting (approx):||October 01, 2018|
|Available On:||PlayStation 3 (JP, KO)|
PlayStation Store page (US)
PixelJunk SideScroller was delisted on PlayStation 3 no later than October 1st, 2018 in western territories. Q-Games founder, Dylan Cuthbert, took to Twitter on September 22nd, 2018 to give advanced warning about the game’s upcoming removal and expanded a bit more in a Facebook post:
“Due to a time limited music licensing agreement between Sony America and the licensing agents (that I wasn’t involved in and thought the license was in perpetuity) there is a possibility that you will not be able to purchase PixelJunk SideScroller after this week, yes that’s right, we may have to take it off the store by the end of September.
I think they are still negotiating to extend but I doubt it will happen at this point in its life cycle (music licensing people want money to extend and Sidescroller is past its sell by date – great game of course!).
If you haven’t got it you might want to pick it up for posterity; once it’s gone it will be gone for good.”
As of this writing the demo remains available on the western PlayStation Stores (AU, EU, US) and the full game is still available to buy in Japan and Korea.
About the Game
“The next chapter of the award-winning PixelJunk™ series brings a nostalgic retro vibe with PixelJunk™ SideScroller. Whether solo or local co-op with a friend, dodge flurries of alien bullets as you battle your way through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem. Blast holes in walls or use your ship itself to drill past scorching hot magma. The fluids react in real-time to your actions and to other liquids, creating unique and exciting situations with every play. It will take strategy, planning and addictive replay to succeed!
Be sure to retrofit your ship on the fly by switching between sophisticated weaponry to suit your style and search for hidden Power Ups and upgrades to unleash massive destruction!
Prove your worth and bragging rights with online rankings and YouTube uploading to share your scores and game footage with the world.”