Ign.com has confirmed that “Dungeon Defenders 2” is in the works. This news came on March 18, 2013, and contains the first known details about the game.
“Dungeon Defenders 2” is the sequel to the highly successful “Dungeon Defenders.” The original game received very high reviews and sold several million copies across the many platforms it released on. The game was probably most well received on the PC, as that version received a significant amount of downloadable content and updates that greatly increased the amount of content that players could choose from. This new game plans to expand on the concepts of the original, not only by expanding the core gameplay (the tower defense mode) but also by adding a new game type, which comes in the form of a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (or MOBA). Any gamers that are familiar with and enjoy games like “League of Legends,” “DOTA 2,” “Heroes of Newerth,” or “Smite” will greatly welcome this new game mode.
The original “Dungeon Defenders,” for those who have never played it, is a tower defense style game. Unlike most tower defenses, however, this game takes place in full 3D arenas, where players must control their character as they place towers in the area. The player is also able to attack with the characters themselves, and some characters can potentially be more effective at defeating enemies than the towers. The game also featured a 4 player co-op mode, though players could only play with other players who were on the same platform (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, or Android). There was also a competitive mode, but, as the writer of the Ign.com article mentioned, it was largely forgettable. “Dungeon Defenders” also featured robust RPG elements. Players could level up their characters and acquire new pieces of gear that would increase their stats. The system was well designed and, as the characters leveled up, it actually felt like the stat increases made a difference.
To learn more about “Dungeon Defenders 2,” visit the official site, which also launched on March 18, 2013. There is also a link on the website where players may register for the closed beta of “Dungeon Defenders 2.”