Q-Games' Casual Connect teaser was indeed related to PixelJunk Monsters as many of you had guessed. For the first time, the fantastic series will be available outside of PlayStation Network.
This free-to-play, browser-based version retains the same PixelJunk Monsters name, and it's clearly familiar aesthetically as well. The expanded world map is new, as is the social integration found there.
In terms of a release date, "later this year" is all we have to go on. I wonder if the existence of this game means we won't get a PixelJunk Monsters 2?