Dungeon Defenders Fuses Action-RPG and Tower Defense this Fall

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Two of the hottest genres in gaming — action-RPG and tower defense — shack up together in Dungeon Defenders, a new digital download title developed by Floridian independent studio Trendy Entertainment. It will be released this fall on PSN, XBLA and PC via leading digital distribution platforms Steam, Direct2Drive, Impulse and GamersGate.

Powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3, Dungeon Defenders brings the compulsive looting and leveling of action-RPGs together with the territorial combat of the tower defense genre and presents itself with a “lovingly-rendered watercolor art style,” altogether forming a gaming hybrid of epic proportions. The game will offer four-player online and offline multiplayer and, appropriately enough, four different character classes to pick from, with you and your team engaged in heated battles for survival against waves of attacking critters across 15 dungeon maps.

“We’ve worked with the Trendy team members on numerous games in the past and couldn’t be happier about launching the publishing side of our business with such a strong partner,” said Doug Kennedy, general manager of Reverb Communications.

“Dungeon Defenders turns the tower defense genre on its head and adds a degree of depth seldom seen in a digital title,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, development director of Trendy Entertainment. “There is meaty character leveling and customization, awesome loot drops and plenty of team-oriented defensive strategy to manage, but then you have this action-packed wave-based standoff that gets continually more intense. It’s as deep as it is instantly fun.”

Sure sounds like a boatload of fun. But how does it look? Let’s go to the video tape and screenshots!

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