News: Orcs shall die all over again on July 30th.
It was a sad time for orcs. There was a time when they were slaughtered in games like Warcraft. They were probably the most persecuted of the virtual peoples. But then, for no seeming reason, they fell to the wayside as games like Call of Duty rose the terrorist and the Russian to prominence. Luckily for the attention hungry orcs, who make their living from celebrity charity endorsements, Robot Entertainment released Orcs Must Die. The balance was restored. Orcs were once again the must bloodied and slaughtered of the fantasy races.
Now, Orcs Must Die 2 is on the way to secure that crown. And we now know when it’s coming: 30th July 2012.
With it comes:
- New Campaign – Orcs Must Die! 2 features a full campaign that you can play in single-player or with a friend in co-op. Choose to play the campaign as the War Mage, a headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more nuanced Sorceress, a new hero who keeps enemies at bay with mind-control and magic.
- More Enemies – An army of vile new creatures is set to pour through the rifts, and they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
- More Defenses – Orcs Must Die! 2 has an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets. Use your new spellbook to buy defenses and upgrades the way you choose to, building up your arsenal based on how you play the game.
- New Upgrade System – The skull system has been completely redesigned. You will always earn skulls for replaying levels, and the skulls can be spent on multiple persistent upgrades for each of your defenses.
So. Good stuff.