Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is a wonderful tower protection game, and so it wasn’t stunning that in 2013, a yr after its launch, a sequel was introduced. After which, nothing occurred. I do not know why. 

However now it is again! A decade down the street, developer Stage Up Labs has formally “re-revealed” Defenders Quest 2: Mists of Destroy and mentioned will probably be out later this yr.

Defender’s Quest 2, like the primary game, guarantees to combine tower protection ways with “long-term technique” and RPG-style social gathering and character constructing. This time round, gamers will lead a crew generally known as the Hunters on a mission throughout the Shining Lands in a last-ditch effort to avoid wasting the once-lush oasis from a lethal fuel known as Mirk.

One of many issues I favored most about Defender’s Quest was the writing, courtesy of James Cavin—a bit oddly, it is his solely listed credit score. The underlying story is pretty generic “chosen one” stuff but it surely by no means takes itself significantly, and it is full of foolish dialog like this early-game encounter together with your first NPC:

(Picture credit score: Stage Up Labs)

Defender’s Quest 2 is being written by indie developer and PC Gamer contributor Xalavier Nelson Jr., whose earlier releases embrace Witch Strandings, Area Warlord Organ Buying and selling Simulator, An Airport for Aliens At present Run By Canines, and the upcoming El Paso, Elsewhere. He clearly has a knack for the bizarre, so hopefully will probably be a great match.

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A launch date for Defender’s Quest 2 hasn’t been introduced, but it surely’s set to come back out in 2023 and is accessible for wishlisting now on Steam. And when you’ve by no means tried the unique Defender’s Quest, you’ll be able to see what it is all about without spending a dime due to the demo of the up to date DX Version, which can be accessible on Steam.