Orcs Must Die! 2 announced by Robot Entertainment
Posted: 02.04.2012 16:09 by Comments: 14
Last year, new studio Robot Entertainment, formed from the ashes of Age of Empires developer Ensemble Studios, released their first effort, the third person shooter-tower defense game Orcs Must Die!, which took great glee in decimating orcs and other monsters with elaborate, deadly traps. The developer has announced the sequel, which will add co-op.

According to CEO Patrick Hudson, the orc killing in the first game was good, but not enough. β€œIn 2011, we implored players to kill the orcs. As many as possible. Yet, only 3.4 billion orcs have been slaughtered to date," he stated, "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!”

The game takes place a few days after the original ended, and even though the rifts were closed, the magical Order was dead and a new horde of orcs have descended upon him. This time, however, he has a dubious ally, the Sorceress who was responsible for the destruction of the Order.

While the War Mage remains a headstrong brawler who can wade into the fray swinging a sword, the Sorceress' skills are more of a crowd control type who can use mind control and magic to keep attackers away from her.

Orcs Must Die! 2 will feature a whole new campaign which can be played in single player, or co-op. The game will also add new enemy types, more traps and defenses, and a completely revamped skull upgrade system.

Gamers who want to get their hands on the game early can check it out at Robot Entertainment's boot at PAX East this week in Boston, MA. The game is due to be released this Summer exclusively for PC. The original Orcs Must Die! was released on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam.

As a special bonus, players who own the original Orcs Must Die! on PC will unlock exclusive content in the sequel.

Related games: Orcs Must Die! 2 (PC)
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By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Apr 02, 2012
Now this I am excited for! :D
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2012
Really? I mean it's a good diversion, but "exited" isn't the word I'd use.
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2012
that is because that word doesn't exist , you might mean Excited :D:D
Just messing with you but I agree with Longsword. ... this seems Amazing
By Caedes (SI Veteran Newbie) on Apr 02, 2012
The first one was fun. Based on the trailer the sequal will be very much the same. A good thing!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Apr 02, 2012
Damn you BoneArc....DAMN YOU
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2012
Finally a co-op version.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 03, 2012


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Apr 03, 2012
The first was and still is a rather simple yet attractive way to dilly-dally away a spare hour or less, but nothing more. Adding Co-op - well good if you're into the console-based "lets play together, my Padawan" but I'll give it a miss. Never really bothered going past the first few levels in the first, TBH.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2012
Great, I haven't played this yet, but I saw my brother playing, and it looks great. Luckily I have the Steam version, so I should attend to this before number two comes out.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2012
This on the console or with a buddy over steam would be great fun!
First Orcs must die was fun, but it the kind of nailing bloody orcs to the walls kinda fun you want to share with someone ;)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2012
Exactly, these type of games are simply destined for co-op.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2012
@FoolWolf: PC exclusive for now.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 05, 2012
OK, exclusive for PC right now - now that is something you don't hear everyday :)
By Longsword (SI Core Member) on Apr 06, 2012
Lol, Orcs Must Die just clicked for me. I've spent a quite a few hours just playing through it again and again. It's great gameplay and the humor throughout warranted a few laughs.