Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tower Defense

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

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Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Orcs Must Die! Unchained open beta gets new map, heroes, tweaks

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Robot Entertainment has updated the open beta for Orcs Must Die! Unchained. The patch affects Survival mode, with minion waves rebalanced to offer a tougher challenge to high-level players as well as making them faster but weaker to attacks. Heroes also now have greater damage bonuses for both melee and magic, and their ranks are being bolstered by a new addition, Bloodspike the Brutal. Lastly, a new battleground similar to levels from the first two Orcs Must Die! has been added, Banquet Hall Survival. Other changes were made to crafting and traps, which have been detailed in a new blog post.

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PC News

CastleStorm to storm the walls of Live Arcade on May 29

Zen Studios has announced that their upcoming physics-based tower-defense title CastleStorm will launch on May 29 on Live Arcade. The Pinball FX2 developer stated that the inspiration behind the design, which also includes offensive ground-based attacks, was their childhood memories of building and destroying Lego castles. To that end, a built-in castle editor will allow players to test their strongholds off and online. In addition to a 12-level, story-drive campaign, the game will also feature online multiplayer and co-op play.

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Xbox 360 News

Zen Studios reveals tower defenser CastleStorm

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The pinball wizards at Zen Studios are setting their sights on the tower defense genre. The studio has announced their plans to release CastleStorm, a 2D physics-based game centered on long-range warfare and resource management. Players will have access to a variety of spells, troops, and missiles, including morning stars, homing eagles, and flying sheep, to fend off invading troops attempting to storm their castle (ha!).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Plants vs. Zombies now available for PS Vita

Plants vs. Zombies (360, Android, DS, Mac, PC, PS3, Vita) PS Vita Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Plants and zombies, forever enemies. The war between flora and the undead continues on the PS Vita with the release of PopCap Games’ Plants vs. Zombies. The new handheld version will support the system’s touchscreen and motion sensors, as well as sport five game modes, 20 minigames, 18 puzzle games, and 10 survival games.

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PlayStation Vita News

Unstoppable Gorg demo available for Mac, Windows PC

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A demo of Futuremark’s B-movie-themed tower defense title Unstoppable Gorg is now available for Windows PC and Mac. The demo includes four levels, cutscenes, challenges, and access to Arcade mode.

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PC News

Trenched to become Iron Brigade, march on Europe

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Double Fine’s mech-centric tower defense title Trenched is being renamed to Iron Brigade for its European release on November 30. Iron Brigade will be sporting all of the content from Trenched as well as a new Survival Mode, with an accompanying leaderboard, and 10 new pieces of loot. Current owners will receive the new goods as a free update.

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Xbox 360 News

Futuremark needs beta testers’ help against the Unstoppable Gorg

Unstoppable Gorg (360, iPad, PC) Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Futuremark needs you. The studio is looking for PC gamers to help them test out their upcoming tower defense-style title, Unstoppable Gorg. Inspired by sci-fi films from the days when men in costumes were super-powered Venusians, players must protect our solar system from the Gorg using a series of satellites. The closed beta is set to begin in a few weeks.

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PC News

Dungeon Defenders 360, PC release date announced

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Dungeon Defenders, Trendy Entertainment’s upcoming download-only hybrid action-RPG tower defense title, is set to launch this fall for the 360, PC, and PS3. D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing have announced that gamers will be able to enjoy some fantastically fantasy four-player co-op action on October 19 when it launches on Live. A release date for the PSN launch should be revealed shortly.

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PC News, Xbox 360 News

Dead Block – map pack DLC launches on Live Arcade

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Candygun Games’ Dead Block, a tower defense-style game set around a zombie apocalypse, has received its first DLC pack on Live Arcade. Now available for 240 MS Points, the pack includes four new levels (Motel, Office Building, Slaughterhouse, and Turkish Bath) that are playable in both single and multiplayer modes. Also included are customized intro cutscenes and updated leaderboards.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News