Dungeon Defenders Gets Tower Defense In Your Diablo

Dungeon Defenders Gets Tower Defense In Your Diablo

A downloadable title from Trendy Entertainment aims to mix the best parts of tower defense with the best parts of Diablo, and includes online co-op.

Trendy Entertainment has officially announced that Dungeon Defenders will be coming to the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PCs across all major digital distribution services in Fall 2010. The game's concept can be boiled down to a simple mix of genres: tower defense plus action-RPG, or what Trendy calls DunDef, and it's powered behind the scenes by Unreal Engine 3.

Just like your standard tower defense game, players will have to defend their castle from invading hordes of monsters of various types. In Dungeon Defenders, however, a class system divides the defenses amongst up to four different players that can play cooperatively both offline and online. For example, the monk class uses auras that can slow enemies or heal allies, while the apprentice places mini-towers that shoot off lightning, magic missiles, and fireballs. The other two classes, squire and huntress, place blockades and traps, respectively.

But players don't sit back on their laurels in Dungeon Defenders and watch the defenses have at their attackers, they get right into the fray just like in an action-RPG, Diablo-style. Each class also has its own unique abilities and attacks with which to beat up foes. Enemies drop weapons and equipment that players wield and wear to become more powerful, while money and experience points can be used to upgrade items, defenses, and skills. Equipment can be shown off in the Adventurer's Tavern, and players are ranked with all sorts of player statistics and achievements. Pets, such as baby dragons, can also be found that tag along and provide bonuses.

There are various modes such as Survival and Campaign (with multiple endings), 15 arenas, and 4 difficulty levels that alter loot drops and experience point gains. Trendy promises DLC expansion packs that will add new classes, loot, levels, and modes. Awesomely, Trendy is also shipping the gameplay code with the PC version of the game so that modders can have a crack at it. I'm not trying to buy any hype or anything, but I think it's kind of hard to say this one doesn't sound like a winner. Steam and GamersGate have the game set for release in November, but Trendy is only saying fall.

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That... looks amazing.

I am curious how well a tower defense style game will work without a mouse... but still...

Sounds really cool, can't wait to play it.

I think this game got its start on the free Unreal Developers Kit, because I used what looks like an earlier version in this video.

Can you say 'clusterfuck'?

Looks awesome. Like Fury looked, but without lags, more clear graphics and Tower Defense.

Oh, and mods? Double awesome. Plus it's online...

I like it, pretty intresting mix of concepts there. Makes me smile

*cough dungeon keeper cough*
Its good to see another Dungeon keeper look-a-like because that game rocked.

It would also be interesting to see how they pull off the third person view thing off.

Oh my god! They are so cute! I like this, I like this allot.

It looks, and sounds, like a pretty solid game. I might have to get some microsoft points and download it.

Murmur95:
*cough dungeon keeper cough*
Its good to see another Dungeon keeper look-a-like because that game rocked.

It would also be interesting to see how they pull off the third person view thing off.

..Are we thinking of the same Dungeon Keeper?

Sounds exactly like monday night combat which is already out for the Xbox and includes multiplayer and tower defense aspects. Only difference might be that it draws more from TF2 than Diablo II.

Wow, looks hectic.

That said, it doesn't look too bad at all. I'll try and keep my eye on this one.

I'm unsure...the concept is great, but I don't think the artistic style supports it too effectively.

looks pretty cool, altho the art style is a bit weird, everything looks chibi

Looks promising.Anyway am I the only one who can't open their site ( http://www.dungeondefenders.com/ ) ? : s

Like any TD, there's so much shit going on that its hard to view at first. Looks fun though.

Great concept with plenty of possibilities. I hope your not required to play co-op though. Half the fun of TD games in my opinion is figuring out how to beat each level. I like the co-op option but still want to be able to play myself.

This does give me an idea for a great pure TD game though. Just have stationary heros instead of towers and allow each hero to be equiped with items, gain levels etc and save from map to map. With random drops like D2 added in and different skill trees etc it could be a serious blast to play that sort of TD game.

I hope it has a non Co-Op mode, I can't play c0-Op only games (left 4 Dead, DotA, ect.).

It looks like the idea was ripped off of someone's WC3 mod and taken a step further. I've played enough TD games on WC3, and enough other mod games to know that you can play a tower defense type game with the camera following behind you at all times. the only difference is changing the camera angles, and the abilities, etc. The concept is nearly the same with a large grab bag of mix-and-match, like when game companies decided to start having 1st person RPGs.... it's like some hippie was sitting around with a thumb up is ass saying "Old-Fashioned Tower Defense games are boring, man. Let's try to mix it up this time around" and his supervisor was thinking "different shit, same smell.... whatever. as long as it doesn't get me fired"

I might get it if the demo proves itself worthwhile, but I'm not holding my breath for a game like this

It looked cooler the longer i watched the video.

Tom Goldman:
Trendy Entertainment has officially announced that Dungeon Defenders will be coming to the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PCs across all major digital distribution services in Fall 2010.

What really caught my eye is that Dungeon Defender will also be available on iPhone and iPad. Is that a first?

Source: http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/04/dungeon-defenders-soon-to-be-released-on-pc-major-consoles-and-ios/

Nightfalke:
That... looks amazing.

I am curious how well a tower defense style game will work without a mouse... but still...

No it doesn't It looks FUCKING EPIC! lol. Had to put the emphasis on it. I want that something fierce lol.

 

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