We just returned from SCEA’s Pre-E3 Judge’s Day, an event that gave us hands-on time with highly anticipated titles like Killzone 2, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet. So why am I writing about PixelJunk Eden first? Probably for the same reason that, at the end of the day, while Killzone 2 demo stations were available with no waiting, the wait to get hands on a DualShock to play more PixelJunk Eden was a good 15 minutes. We’re not trying to downplay Killzone 2, mind you, as it’s a fine game. But Eden? I’m already having withdrawals.
The thing about PixelJunk Eden is that its appealing and addictive qualities might not come across well in screen shots or trailers. Q-Games Dylan Cuthbert showed a trailer for the previous build of Eden at GDC, likening it to “an organic Mario.” It’s accurate, in some sense, as the game is a platformer at heart, but one that oozes style and originality.
Here’s how you play PixelJunk Eden.