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Orcs Must Die! Available to Pre-Purchase on Steam and Bonus Costumes!

Orcs Must Die! launches on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, and our review will be up as soon as the embargo lifts. But Robot Entertainment announced today that their upcoming action-strategy game Orcs Must Die! is now available for pre-purchase on Steam for $14.99 (same price as XBLA version). With the pre-purchase availability comes the release of the Steam demo. The demo allows PC players to battle through the first three fortresses of the game honing their trap-laying and orc-slaying skills before the game is available on October 12th.

“Knight of the Order” Pre-Order Costume

Players who pre-order Orcs Must Die! on Steam will unlock an exclusive code for a “Knight of the Order” downloadable costume for the game’s hero, the War Mage. Once unlocked, players can play through the entire campaign of Orcs Must Die! wearing the custom armor and wielding the mighty Hammer of War in place of the War Mage’s trusty Bladestaff.

Costume KnightOfTheOrder

“Orc Slayer” Community Challenge Costume

Robot Entertainment has also issued a challenge to the PC gaming community – kill 250 million orcs. No problem, you say? Prove it! When the PC community of Orcs Must Die! players has laid to rest a quarter of a billion enemy invaders, a free “Orc Slayer” costume will unlock for the entire PC community. The “Orc Slayer” features a darker, more menacing version of the War Mage’s standard costume, and he carries a deadly, dual-bladed version of the Bladestaff.

Costume OrcSlayer

Orcs Must Die! is an action-strategy game that challenges players to defend fortresses under siege. With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs.

 Orcs Must Die! is rated T by the ESRB, and will be available exclusively as a digital download. For more information about Orcs Must Die!, please visit