PixelJunk Monsters: Encore

We’re big fans of everything Q-Games do, and we’ve spoken to head Dylan Cuthbert twice – once on Racers and a further interview regarding Monsters. We’ve previously hinted at an expansion pack some time back, but can now reveal that Encore, the official expansion to the wonderful PixelJunk Monsters, is not only real but is coming next week to the PSN Store. The date is currently set for Japan, but we reckon it’ll be a Worldwide release on the 24th.

So, what’s new? Well, it’s all based on a brand new island which will contain 15 new levels. Some of the tweaks to the weaponry towers include moving the Ice Tower to the starter list (along with the arrows, cannons and AA guns) and reducing the price of the Tesla Tower R&D to ten jewels. Abilities (such as running) need to be unlocked again from scratch. There are five new songs and one new unlockable that nobody outside of Q seems to know about yet.

We’ll bring you more on Encore as we get it. In the meantime, check out our review.

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