PixelJunk Raiders Takes the PixelJunk Series to New Heights!

Video Games

The Latest Installment in the PixelJunk Series Lands on Stadia, 
March 1st, 2021!


Kyoto-based video game developer, Q-Games is excited to reveal PixelJunk Raiders, the newest entry into the legendary PixelJunk series. PixelJunk Raiders comes to Stadia on March 1st, 2021! Battle your way through treacherous environments as you save Planet Tantal from the menace of a mysterious solar system-sized Quantum Anomaly harvesting the life energy in this 1970s Pulp Sci-Fi inspired action-adventure rogue-like! PixelJunk Raiders will be available for purchase on the Stadia store ($19.99/€19.99) or free for Stadia Pro subscribers to claim and play instantly.

See PixelJunk Raiders in action within its reveal trailer.

PixelJunk Raiders is a brand new adventure from the creators of the esteemed PixelJunk series, known for classic titles such as PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Shooter, and PixelJunk Eden. Q-Games is excited to partner with Google to bring this exciting new experience to Stadia. PixelJunk Raiders is exclusively developed to take full advantage of Stadia’s revolutionary features such as State Share and device-agnostic streaming capabilities.

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In PixelJunk Raiders, players take on the role of an ambitious young mercenary sent down to the surface of Planet Tantal to rescue the indigenous Tantallian race from a mysterious Anomaly and the invading alien forces emerging from it. The arrival of the Anomaly has interfered with conventional travel, our brave but inexperienced mercenary must make use of the SYRIX 1200 avatar system to rescue the inhabitants and investigate the reasons for the Anomaly’s sudden appearance. With limited aid and armaments, the mercenary must scavenge what weapons and resources they can in order to survive. 

Procedurally generated landscapes filled with unique settlements, towns, underground cantinas, canyons, and monolithic temples mean that each new play session is unique. Explore a new part of Tantal every time you play! 

The SYRIX 1200 comes complete with a Coordinate Entry system. Simple keywords or mnemonics, gained through your adventures can be used in easy-to-remember combinations and allow you and your friends to transmit your Avatars to countless locations on the surface of Tantal.

PixelJunk Raiders Gameplay Features:

  • Breathtaking alien structures reach high into the sky in fantastical architecture and subterranean settlements wind deep into the earth! The world evolves and changes as you play and explore!
  • Unique asynchronous multiplayer gameplay using State Share.
  • A whole host of menacing invaders to battle, keeping players on their toes.
  • Hostile invaders aren’t the only foe on Tantal, brave the harsh environment and the alien wildlife that inhabits it!
  • Hard work pays off, use your rewards to unlock new weapons and skins, discover new gadgets, and fully customize your character! 
  • Upgrade and enhance the SYRIX 1200 avatar system with alien DNA, pushing past legal boundaries with black market mods!
  • Leave your mark on Tantal by sharing game states with State Share including your placed turrets, traps, and gadgets to impact other players’ worlds.
  • Utilize the Coordinate Entry system to jump into hundreds of thousands of unique locations.   
  • Immerse yourself in a richly detailed world inspired by Jean Giraud’s Moebius and 1970s British sci-fi comics.

PixelJunk Raiders Basic Information:
Title:PixelJunk Raiders
Developer:Q-Games
Release Date:March 1st, 2021
Genre:Action, Adventure, Rogue-lite 
Number of Players:1 Player
Platform:Stadia
Age Rating: ESRB Teen. PEGI 12, USK 12.
Price: $19.99/€19.99, Free to claim with Stadia Pro

PixelJunk Raiders is available on March 1, 2021!

About Q-Games:

Q-Games, most known for the successful PixelJunk franchise and multiple Star Fox titles, was founded in 2001 by industry legend Dylan Cuthbert. After working as the lead developer on the original Star Fox as well as other hit games and tech for Sony and Nintendo, Dylan branched out and started Q-Games, an independent video game studio focused on making approachable yet unique games.

Located in the heart of Kyoto, Q-Games is committed to crafting innovative games on all platforms while simultaneously growing the indie games community in Kyoto and abroad. There is an original PixelJunk title on nearly every major platform including notable hits like PixelJunk EdenNomNomGalaxyPixelJunk Monsters, and over 20 additional titles. Q-Games has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry as they continue to impress and innovate.

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