PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate on PlayStation Plus’ June Instant Game Collection

PlayStation Plus just got an instant classic added to its Instant Game Collection.  Announced today, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate will launch as part of June’s Instant Game Collection, making it free for PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS4 and Vita.

For those of you who may have missed out on PixelJunk Shooter 1 & 2, Ultimate combines both titles into one with updated graphics and cross-play support for the PS4 and Vita.  This is a twin stick shooter with equal elements of action, exploration, and puzzle solving, and the Ultimate update allows players on both the handheld and console to play against each other in the same game.

In Shooter Ultimate, players interact with environments that run an “advanced fluid dynamics simulation” needed to solve puzzles, overcome enemies, and progress through many unique levels. Learning how to combine water, lava, gas, magnetic oil and even stomach acid with your ships special power-ups is essential to progressing into the unpredictable depths of Apoxus Prime.

Lee Hutchinson, of Double Eleven said, “The PS4 version has undergone a complete visual overhaul, we’ve introduced real-time lighting, normal maps, and really souped up all the visual effects. You can see the difference immediately! The fluid now looks very volumetric and “full-bodied” and we’ve also re-vamped the user interface to match the new look. We were joking that with all the changes and additions, this could have been called PixelJunk Shooter 3! Oh, and at last, due to popular demand, Shooter now has a platinum trophy!”

Next week will be an exciting one for indie titles on the PS4, with both 1001 Spikes and PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate coming out soon.