Orcs Must Die! Unchained announced as free-to-play PC title

Believe it or not, orcs still aren't dead. That means Orcs Must Die! Robot Entertainment and Gameforge are teaming up on a new team-based free-to-play entry into the series called Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

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You'd think that after two games, Orcs Must Die developer Robot Entertainment would have finally gotten rid of all of its orcs. Shockingly, there are even more orcs out there and... you guessed it... they must now die! Robot Entertainment (in conjunction with publisher Gameforge) has unveiled the third game in their tower defense series, a free-to-play PC title called Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

Like its predecessors, OMD Unchained sees players defending castle strongholds with goofy, over-the-top medieval traps. The difference this time around is that now teams of players will join forces (either solo with bots or with online players) for 5v5 team competition to see who can hold off the monstrous opposition better. On top of that, players can now also summon their own armies of minions to help hold off the orc menace.

OMD Unchained is early in development, but if you're absolutely itching to play the alpha right now, you can purchase the top-of-the-line Founder's Pack for $149.99, which will include immediate access, five heroes, $200 in Gold, five exclusive skins, an extra alpha code, three extra beta codes, five copies of the original OMD and OMD2, and developer forum access. There are also two lower tiers of Founder's Packs, which may suit your budget slightly better.

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    April 10, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Orcs Must Die! Unchained announced as free-to-play PC title.

    Believe it or not, orcs still aren't dead. That means Orcs Must Die! Robot Entertainment and Gameforge are teaming up on a new team-based free-to-play entry into the series called Orcs Must Die! Unchained.

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      April 10, 2014 3:01 PM

      Loved 1 and 2, but the f2p thing might put me off.....

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        April 10, 2014 3:41 PM

        I actually don't mind the free-to-play aspect, just because it might only be used to sell extra hero slots or cosmetic costumes that I'll never buy.

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          April 10, 2014 4:23 PM

          I'm worried about the bots xD.

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          April 10, 2014 4:57 PM

          The thing that worries me most about this is the fact that it seemingly is only a competitive multiplayer with no story rather than a solo/co-op game with a story.

          I am reserving judgement until I actually play it and/or find out more. But as of right now I think I rather would have a proper Orc Must Die 3 than this. F2P or not.

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        April 10, 2014 6:54 PM

        I'm bummed out that virtually every time we hear about an upcoming game that is F2P, we have this conversation. To be clear, it's not that you brought it up, it's the fact that every time a game comes up and we learn that it's F2P, we have no details about how they will implement F2P so we're left wondering where on the Dota2<->CandyCrush scale the new game will land. F2P is such a wildcard that it automatically tempers any good or interesting news and it's sad.

        I liked both OMD games so I'll hope for the best, I guess.

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      April 10, 2014 3:10 PM

      OMD! 1 & 2 were fantastic games. Loved the coop too and now with online 5v5 battles I'm sold.

      Bring it!