Paradox Interactive and Most Wanted Entertainment have announced Defenders of Ardania, a next generation tower defense game being released for PC, iPad, XBLA, and PSN. Most of the time “next generation” is a buzz word that gets thrown out there all too often; this time however, it might hold some weight.
Defenders of Ardania will take the tower defense genre and mix it with RTS elements, giving the player the ability to take on the role of the attacking force. Here are some more details from the press release:
Defenders of Ardanias innovative new game concepts include light RTS elements, taking the popular genre to the next level. Players must oversee unit production and upgrades while assembling the most effective army from one of three playable races, each with unique locations, towers, and units. However, without magic, a fantasy game is little more than a toothless lion (or dragon, rather), so a wide range of spells will be available for players to decimate their enemies and protect their forces.
Although Defenders of Ardania includes a single-player portion, the focus of the game is undoubtedly multiplayer, where two to four players can take each other on or compete against AI opponents via Internet, LAN, or PSN. The multiplayer component offers three different game modes where players can assume either the defensive or offensive sides –or both!
An intriguing new take on the massively popular tower defense genre: players lead both offensive and defensive operations
Ardania: the world of Majesty with three playable races and their unique environments
Defense: 24 different upgradeable towers to erect against the invading enemy
Attack: 24 varied units with diverse attributes to assemble into an offensive force
Strong multiplayer component with a variety of game modes for up to four players
Interactive environment that affects gameplay
A wide range of offensive and defensive spells
Defenders of Ardania will be available in Q2, 2011.
Paradox has also released an announcement video, developer interview, and a truck load of screenshots. You will find all of them below. Enjoy!
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