Dungeon Defenders 2 announced: free-to-play with MOBA mode

A sequel to action-RPG tower defense Dungeon Defenders is on the way, imaginatively titled Dungeon Defenders 2. And, like almost anything with even a whiff of towers nowadays, it's picked up a competitive MOBA mode inspired by the likes of Dota and League of Legends. Announced yesterday by developer Trendy Entertainment, it'll be free-to-play on PC, Mac, browsers, iOS and Android.

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A sequel to action-RPG tower defense Dungeon Defenders is on the way, imaginatively titled Dungeon Defenders 2. And, like almost anything with even a whiff of towers nowadays, it's picked up a competitive MOBA mode inspired by the likes of Dota and League of Legends. Announced yesterday by developer Trendy Entertainment, it'll be free-to-play on PC, Mac, browsers, iOS and Android.

As well as the original's tower defense-y action-RPG-y defend-o-kill fun, the sequel introduces a 5v5 competitive Dote 'em up mode. In fact, it's the main focus right now, currently in closed beta testing. One of the announcement screenshots shows yes, it is essentially the same Dota map layout we've seen in a dozen games, though slightly closer to LoL's take on it.

Its free-to-play model sounds pretty LoL-y, with a rotating pool of free heroes and more to unlock with real money or earned virtual currency. It'll also sell cosmetic items and the like.

Dungeon Defenders 2 will continue the fine feature of cross-platform play.

You can sign up to test the Dota mode if you fancy. Its classic co-op defense mode should enter beta testing in "late 2013 or early 2014." Hit the official site for more.

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    March 19, 2013 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dungeon Defenders 2 announced: free-to-play with MOBA mode.

    A sequel to action-RPG tower defense Dungeon Defenders is on the way, imaginatively titled Dungeon Defenders 2. And, like almost anything with even a whiff of towers nowadays, it's picked up a competitive MOBA mode inspired by the likes of Dota and League of Legends. Announced yesterday by developer Trendy Entertainment, it'll be free-to-play on PC, Mac, browsers, iOS and Android.

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      March 19, 2013 6:20 AM

      ahhhhh you got your mobe-em-up in my tower-defense-em-up!!! gross

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      March 19, 2013 6:44 AM

      Yeah... you guys fucked up. Sorry.

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        March 19, 2013 12:13 PM

        Seriously. When I saw a post about this yesterday at a board I go to and saw "free to play" and possible "24 player overworld" I was already going "wha? Why would they think we would want that stuff" but then when I got to the MOBA part (and that "web" is a platform they are shooting for) I was like "No thanks."

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      March 19, 2013 6:49 AM

      I played a bunch of the first game and yet never really understood it.
      Whats the purpose of a tower defence game if its not balanced to require strategy? You just add more players or be a higher level.

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        March 19, 2013 9:06 AM

        This is why I think Orcs Must Die approached this with greater competency.

        The games are not centered around how strong your player character is. Yes your unlocks do make the maps easier but there is still a strong aspect of player skill and strategy that must be employed even if you've unlocked everything. Enough to keep the game interesting.

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      March 19, 2013 7:28 AM

      Well I'll give it a shot but that might be putting too many genre's in the same pot.

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      March 19, 2013 9:22 AM

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        March 19, 2013 10:03 AM

        I said heeeey yoooooo, this game looks lame-oooooooo

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      March 19, 2013 9:55 AM

      the first one was really good. theyll probably ruin it with free to play.

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