An explosion of Dungeon Defenders information
Trendy Entertainment recently released info that their publisher Reverb Publishing has submitted Dungeon Defenders for Microsoft certification. Well now we know it has been approved as it has an official page on Xbox.com. That means it should be a short time before we see it available on XBLA. You can download the new trailer why you’re there as well.
Check out all the info and a bunch of screenshots after the jump.
The story is very dark meets cute in a fun filled kinda way. Basically once upon a time there were lots of warriors who were once fighting in evil known as ‘Old Ones’. After many battles, the ‘Old Ones’ were defeated and locked away for in good in Eternia Crystals. The legions leave the kids in charge of chores one day and well, kids will be kids, they accidentally let the the ‘Old Ones’ out. It is now your job to pick one of the four classes: Apprentice, Huntress,Monk, Squire, and re-catch this once dormant evil and restore all to right again.
Tower-Defense Meets Action-RPG: Choose your class, customize your your character & equipment, strategically assemble your defenses, and participate directly in action-packed battle to preserve your castle against the invading horde! Seamless online and Local Multiplayer:
Team-up with 3 friends to defend cooperatively, with character classes that support each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Dynamically combine local (splitscreen) and online players, and leave/join any time, so that the game’s always full.
Each character class has a unique balance and set of weapons, towers, and special abilities, for a different style of gameplay.
Loot & Level-Up: Grab the mounds of money and items that your defeated foes drop, trade them or store them for later use in your Item Box! Getting Kills and Completing Waves earns you experience points, which can be used to upgrade your character, your skills, your equipment, and your Towers on a per-statistic basis – do you want to enhance Hit Points, Attack Rate, Damage, etc? The choices are yours to make. Store your massive overflow of money in the “Mana Bank”, and then spend it to improve your equipment or trade with other players. Proudly show off your best equipment in your own “Adventurer’s Tavern”, without fear of item theft! Relentless hordes of enemies and Massive Bosses
Over 100 simultaneous enemies will attempt to tear through your defenses, and at key points gigantic Boss Monsters will appear to rain down havoc upon everyone. Only by employing the most effective defensive strategies, teamwork, and strong characters will you defeat such devilish foes! Many Enemy Types, run the gamut from big dumb Orcs swinging huge axes, to sly lithe Dark Elves striking from the shadows with bow & arrow, to crazy Kobolds armed with explosive packs. Unique boss monsters provide set-piece battles, among them a gargantuan Ancient Dragon and a cantankerous Goblin Mech.
Variety of levels and game modes:
Each level has a different visual setting, layout, enemy types, traps, and distinct scripted surprises. Four difficulty settings from novice to master, which also adjust the rate of experience and loot earned. Storybook-style cinematics tell the tale throughout the Campaign Mode, and endings vary depending on which characters were used. Survival Mode pits increasing waves of enemies against the players until they fall, with the goal being to defend long enough to achieve the highest leaderboard score. Challenge Mode allows players to play any level with uniquely altered rule sets and goals!
A Mountain of Stats: Every shot you take, every kill you make, each defense you build, and every other action & event within gameplay is logged and recorded for posterity. Pore over the voluminous charts and graphs at the end of each session to analyze your team’s performance, quickly review your best statistics for each level, and compare your data online with other players to see who is the greatest hero of all. Furthermore, your Achievements are visible for all to see within your very own Adventurer’s Tavern, and the highest scores for each of your heroes are ranked on the worldwide leaderboards! A Helpful Friend…: Discover cute “familiars”, pets which tag along during your adventure, and provide distinct status and gameplay effects. These too can be levelled-up and customized, and even traded with other players… if you have the heart to part with your dear little friend! Stylin’: Expressive water-colored cartoon visual style, and humor that playfully tweaks classic fantasy archetypes. Downloadable Content: Additional character classes, equipment, levels, and game modes are on the way. Take your DLC with you into any online game!
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