While a good chunk of you likely haven’t heard of the series, Dungeon Defenders is one of the best tower defense series out there. Featuring a silly yet powerful cast of heroes, plenty of orc and goblin enemies, alongside a whole host of unique and strategical locations for you to build in, there’s no end to all the content you can enjoy. Since the release of the Dungeon Defenders 1 remaster though (Dungeon Defenders: Awakened), the team at Chromatic Games has remained fairly tight-lipped about their next project, until now. Today, the team is happy to unveil a spin-off game in the series, Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue. Best of all, it’s available now in Early Access on Steam, with console versions to come soon! Check out the trailer below to see what it’s all about.
Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue is mostly the Dungeon Defenders formula you’ve come to know and love. An Eternia Crystal (or crystals) lies in the middle of a map, while you and up to three other friends must construct defense and bring the fight to the invaders to ensure the kingdom lives on. What makes this experience different though is that you aren’t playing a standard tower defense game, but instead the first rogue-lite tower defense game in recent memory. As you defend various locations from invaders, you’ll be able to acquire various upgrades to improve the strength of your character and towers. But be careful, because if you lose, you’re back at square one.
Now as someone who thoroughly enjoys rogue-lite and tower defense games, seeing the two get mashed into one is both a surprising and intriguing idea. It seems like it’d be a difficult one to pull off, but with the Dungeon Defenders name attached under the Going Rogue spin-off title, there’s some faith in it for sure. What are your thoughts though? Have you enjoyed the Dungeon Defenders experiences throughout the years? Let me know!