Moments ago it was announced that Orcs Must Die 2 will be coming July 30th, 2012 via the Orcs Must Die Twitter. Have you not played Orcs Must Die yet? You’re missing out! Want a little caught up on what the franchise is about? Of course you do! Orcs Must Die is a game which puts players and friends into battle against the titular orcs and more. What’s the goal of the game? Kill as many orcs as you can without your main base being destroyed. As you progress, the game will get harder; you’ll need to upgrade the things you build and the way you fight.
Features of the game include:
- 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.
I’ve enjoyed playing the console version of the first Orcs Must Die, and am disappointed that Orcs Must Die 2 is still slated as a PC exclusive, though I understand the reasoning behind it. You can read the full details of the announcement here.