You may recall the Defense Grid 2 Kickstarter being something of a failure before a private investor got involved to ensure the funding was successful. The second installment of Defense Grid does not disappoint, this is a proper sequel that builds on what made the original so great. There’s some new twists to the formula, but in the end this is still tower defense – a damn fine one at that.
Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the hit 2008 tower defense game, today kicked off its Steam pre-order in advance of the game’s September 2014 launch. In addition to receiving ten percent off of the launch price, consumers who pre-purchase Defense Grid 2 now will receive immediate access to the beta (currently only for Windows users). As more people pre-order, additional incentive tiers will be unlocked, including the original Defense Grid digital art book, a free copy of the Containment expansion to Defense Grid: The Awakening*, and much more.
Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the 2008 tower defense critical hit, will be playable on Xbox One for the first time at PAX East in Boston later this month. The game will also be playable for PC players to experience at the show. Representatives from developer Hidden Path Entertainment will be on hand to demo a single-player map from the game at the 505 Games booth (#396), giving attendees a taste of the new standard in tower defense.