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Mar 03, 2022

Defend the Rook, the roguelike tactical tower defense game moves onto Switch on April 14th

From Press Release:

THIONVILLE, France – March 3, 2022 – Defend the Rook, the roguelike tactical tower defense game where heroes must defend their kingdom against enemy invaders from developer One Up Plus Entertainment and publisher Goblinz Publishing, brings the battle to Nintendo Switch on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Heroes can enjoy a 25% discount during pre-orders starting today. Players who already own Legend of Keepers or Banners of Ruin will enjoy a 50% discount.

Embark on a magical journey as a powerful Magister hired by his queen to defend the kingdom against the threat of a demon lord. Armed with legendary heroes and many contraptions, defeat hordes of foes in turn-based battles throughout vast mountains, snow-peaked forests, sand-swept deserts, and every other inch of the realm to ensure the safety of the land and its denizens.

Deploy the Warrior, the Rogue, and the Sorceress to fight against waves of goblins, elves, orcs, and other mythical creatures wanting to destroy the Rook, the kingdom’s life essence, and seize the magical crystals powering the land. Position each hero strategically on the battlefield according to opponents’ attacking positions. Place barricades to delay adversary forces, ice traps to freeze them in place, and damage-inflicting towers to aid in battle and swing the tide to the Magister’s favor.

Choose a combo of in-battle spells including blessings to restore heroes’ health, invigorate to allow a hero to attack twice in the same turn, and a static storm inflicting damage to all rivals at once. Collect gold and experience points from each kill to upgrade heroes’ powers and contraptions, as the beasts get stronger with each passing wave. Unlock a hero enhancement at the end of winning waves, such as the Magister’s Anger to increase their powers for each damage the Rook has suffered or revive a fallen hero with limited health.

As the Magister defeats each formidable boss threatening his home, the mysterious plots behind the kingdom’s invasion start to unravel before his eyes. Does the queen serve the best interests of her people? Or does the Magister need to vanquish a tyrant before she amasses too much power?

“Defend the Rook is a tale of power and intrigue as much as it’s a tactical tower defense game,” said Johann Verbroucht, founder and manager at Goblinz Publishing. “With dozens of unlockable upgrades and spells, and procedurally generated fights ensuring no playthrough is the same, players are kept on the edge of their seats every time.”

Defend the Rook lands on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, April 14, for $17.99 USD / 14.99€. Pre-orders for North America, Europe, and Australia regions start today. The game supports English audio and text, as well as Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian in text only.

To learn more about Defend the Rook, visit the game’s official website, and follow One Up Plus Entertainment and Goblinz Publishing on Twitter.