Dungeon Defenders - New Game Of The Day #25
What? New console port of hugely successful iOS/Android game, Dungeon Defenders: First Wave
When? Available Now
Where? Xbox Live/PSN
As gaming history has taught us, running around dingy dungeons hitting goblins in the face with axes or setting them on fire doesn’t get boring. In Dungeon Defenders, the concept is taken a step further by mixing action RPG mechanics with elements of the tower defence genre.
You’ll select one of four characters, magey Apprentice, shooty Huntress, baldy Monk or sword-swingy Squire, and defend each dungeon from hordes of rampaging enemies using a combination of stat-heavy RPG action and strategically-placed traps and turrets. Oh, and did we mention it features loot? Well it does, lots and lots of loot. You’re already sold, aren’t you?
Built around online and local co-op, Dungeon Defenders features a huge array of weapons and armour, loads of special attacks and dozens of defensive abilities. From Dark Elves and Orcs to explosive kobolds and massive bosses, you’ll face a huge variety of enemies in diverse locations over the Campaign, Survival and Challenge modes.
Given the popularity of First Wave, Dungeon Defenders is likely to do well on both consoles, particularly as it will feature cross-format co-op between PSN and Sony’s new handheld wonder-toy, the Vita. It was released on October 19th, but for a sneak peak at what to expect, click on the trailer below.
Developer Legacy: Trendy Entertainment is an American studio located in Gainesville, Florida, owned by Agapitus Lye and Jeremy Stieglitz. Dungeon Defenders is the studio’s first title – and not a bad start at all.
They Say: “Those who fancy themselves fans of tower defense, hack and slash, RPGs, or all of the above, might want to keep an eye out for this one.” Gamesradar.com
We Say: “Any game that lets us break goblin skulls while collecting gold and levelling up is worth a shot. We hate goblins at Made2Game – fact.”
Can’t Wait? Play This: For a similar experience and art style, RPG fans should check out Runic Games’ ace dungeon crawler, Torchlight.
Words by Mick Fraser
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