Back in June 2017 you would have found us spending plenty of time with the free-to-play Dungeon Defenders II. Now though, it’s time to look ahead, with the epic return of Chromatic Games‘ multimillion-selling co-op tower defense action RPG series as Dungeon Defenders: Awakened gets Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC release windows.
Deploying for Nintendo Switch and PC with a Q1 2020 release, followed by Xbox One and PS4 in Q2 2020, Awakened will see us venturing back to the land of Etheria, heading off on a mission to stop the evil Old Ones’ time-traveling plot to undo the heroes’ hard-fought victories in the original Dungeon Defenders. Take up arms once again as a scrappy, young band of warriors, repelling relentless hordes of dark forces from beloved reimagined locations and explosive new battlefields. You’ll also be able to join the fray in action-packed combat and construct devilish defenses, all while hatching strategies to vanquish enemies alone or as a team of up to four heroes in chaotic local or online co-op multiplayer matches!
With four characters initially in place (and more to come after that), Dungeon Defenders: Awakened features a variety of playstyles for dispatching orcs, ogres, dark elves, wyverns, spiders, skeletons, and other vicious foes. You’ll be going toe-to-toe with enemies as the brave, melee-oriented Squire or skirmish at range as the magical Apprentice. Further, expect to be found providing support as the dynamic Monk or spring traps as the agile Huntress while guarding the Eternia Crystals across 15 maps and five game modes, all that hearken back to the series’ roots while building and improving upon them in every way.
Of course though, this is Dungeon Defenders and that means gathering loot, upgrading equipment, acquiring pets, and preparing for the fights to come, including showdowns with massive bosses spanning everything from dragons to goblin mechs. Each battle develops heroes with new gear and customization options, allowing them to form unique arsenals to enjoy across countless hours of fast-paced medieval fantasy action.
Defenders who preorder at the $40 price point will receive a key granting access to an exclusive PC beta, which begins November 22nd, along with digital bonus content, including a strategy guide, artbook, and original soundtrack.
“Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is an exciting new chapter for us and we can’t wait to welcome veterans and newcomers alike back to Etheria,” said Augi Lye, co-founder, Chromatic Games. “The journey begins early next year on Nintendo Switch and Steam and we hope you’ll join us!”
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC will also be found supporting cross-saves and features English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese language options. Is that enough to see you becoming involved? Let us know in the comments.