Last year, a clever little tower defense game was made available for PC and Xbox Live gamers called Orcs Must Die. Though the title received quite a few great reviews, it didn’t see quite as many purchases as you may have thought it would earn.
Robot Entertainment knows they have a great series, and announced earlier this morning that Orcs Must Die 2 will be coming to PC and Steam. Unfortunately for players on the Xbox 360, the size of the community wasn’t enough to justify bringing the game back to Xbox Live. Gamers going to PAX East this weekend will be happy to know they’ll be able to play the game at Robot Entertainment’s booth.
Below, we’ve included a few of the features in the game as well as a surprise that Robot Entertainment will include for previous players.
- New Campaign – Orcs Must Die! 2 features a full campaign that you can play in single-player or with a friend in co-op. Choose to play the campaign as the War Mage, a headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more nuanced Sorceress, a new hero who keeps enemies at bay with mind-control and magic.
- More Enemies – An army of vile new creatures is set to pour through the rifts, and they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
- More Defenses – Orcs Must Die! 2 has an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets. Use your new spellbook to buy defenses and upgrades the way you choose to, building up your arsenal based on how you play the game.
- New Upgrade System – The skull system has been completely redesigned. You will always earn skulls for replaying levels, and the skulls can be spent on multiple persistent upgrades for each of your defenses.
“Players wishing to add to the current 3.4 billion dead orc count can download the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam and other PC Platforms. As a special bonus, players who own the original Orcs Must Die! on PC will unlock exclusive content in the sequel.”
What do you think about the upcoming sequel Orcs Must Die 2? Are you fine with it being released on just the PC, or would you have liked to have seen it release on the Xbox 360 as well? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Orcs Must Die 2 in our forums.