Published on April 2nd, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Kill Orcs at PAX in Orcs Must Die! 2
It is a new year and with that new year comes another time to slay some orcs. Last year’s release of Orcs Must Die! brought nothing more than some fresh gameplay and a bloodbath of heathens. This time around we’ve got a new upgrade system and story.
“In 2011, we implored players to kill the orcs,” said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. “As many as possible. Yet, only 3.4 billion orcs have been slaughtered to date. The only way we will get to a respectable orc death toll is by adding another killing machine and cooperative play. Bring a friend and destroy the orcs!”
Without giving too much away, Orcs Must Die! 2 picks up just days after the end of the first title’s story. The world is safe, yad-yada-yada. It always is a little too quiet isn’t it? Take off to bash some orc skulls with your new found friend, the Sorceress. If you have the original title it will unlock some delicious exclusive content. But you might be thinking, what about console players?
Here are a few features from the upcoming PC exclusive release. Make sure to also check them out at PAX East at booth #1172
“Orcs Must Die! 2 Features:
• 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.”