A new PS3 racer slipped by under most peoples’ radar at this year’s E3. It’s called PixelJunk Racers and it looks to be rather … unconventional. More puzzler than racer, you control your vehicle from an overhead view and move it between lanes on futuristic super-speedways. As you zip past the (much slower) opposition you set up combos and earn bonus points and speed boosts that you lose should you crash. It’s a bit hard to explain, but the vids below from GameVideos.com should help things make more sense.
Since you don’t really have full control over your machine it’s not really a proper racer per se, but it does look like it could be fun. Fun, that is, assuming you have an HDTV that’s large enough to make out the microscopic vehicles here. We think standard definition gamers need not apply when this one hits the PlayStation Network download store, presumably before the end of the year.