I was a big fan of the original Dungeon Defenders and while I didn’t find the second game quite as accessible I’m looking forward to Dungeon Defenders Awakens which has been announced and is heading to Xbox One and Series consoles on the 17th March.
Here’s the full press release followed by some awakening screenshots.
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened Marches onto Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One March 17
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 23, 2021 –Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, the epic return of Chromatic Games’ multimillion-selling co-op tower defense action RPG series, deploys for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on March 17, 2021. The Xbox version launches with all of the content on Steam, including the Transmog system for character customization, the challenging Rifted modifier, and a variety of other features and improvements made since the initial PC launch.
Return to Etheria as the forces of darkness converge on exotic new locales and reimagined favorites. Prepare to repel the enemy’s advance by assembling defensive blockades and damage-dealing towers to destroy oncoming waves of trolls, goblins, and many more devious foes. Then dive into the action, storming onto the battlefield as one of five Defenders (with many more on the way), each of whom can utilize an assortment of skills, gear, and powerful special abilities to vanquish their foes in action-packed brawls.
Defend Etheria alone or join forces with up to four players in online co-op. Overcome challenges in the Campaign by clearing levels overrun with hundreds of enemies before preparing to take on epic boss encounters. Reap rewards like new gear, weapons, skill points, pets, and cosmetics to turn each playable Defender into an unstoppable Etherian hero.
Battle-hardened Defenders can test their mettle in alternate game types that remix the core experience with a range of new challenges. Rely solely on building prowess in Pure Strategy Mode or embrace Mix Mode’s unpredictable progression, where no two stages play out the same. Dive into Rifted maps, added with the recent version 1.2 update on Steam and available for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One at launch. Accessible during Campaign and Survival Mode sessions, Rifted maps scale down the number of enemies while introducing ultra-powerful versions of the hordes that reward new weapons, armor, and accessories.
Make a fashion statement while saving Etheria with the new Transmog system. Replace the look of any weapon or hard-earned accessory to create fully customizable Defenders without having to sacrifice stat-boosting equipment bonuses. Go the extra mile to let your personality shine by tweaking item colors of pretty much everything to make unique heroes.
“Dungeon Defenders: Awakened has always been about celebrating the franchise and the players that have supported it since the first game launched ten years ago,” said Augi Lye, CEO, Chromatic Games. “With the launch of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on March 17, we can’t wait for console players to return to Etheria and find more of the Dungeon Defenders magic they’ve grown to love.”
Dungeon Defenders: Awakened launches on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One March 17, 2021, for $29.99. Digital pre-orders will be available via the Microsoft Store starting March 3. The Xbox release contains all of the same content as the Steam version, with an update containing even more quality of life and improvements available shortly after launch. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened will be available later in 2021.
For more information about Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, please visit theofficial website, follow the development team onTwitter andFacebook, and join the Discord community.