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Orcs Must Die! DLC “Lost Adventures” coming to XBLA version

Dec 01, 2011

Robot Entertainment has announced the Lost Adventures DLC pack for their critically acclaimed action strategy game Orcs Must Die!™ on Xbox LIVE Arcade. The new pack of fortresses, weapons, traps, and enemies will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points this December.

Return to the dead world beyond the rifts and conquer a new series of five challenging fortresses. In Lost Adventures you’ll travel from the depths of the Pit to the narrow passages high over the Great Gorge. The Lost Adventures are five of the most deadly rift assaults the War Mage has ever faced. In addition to the new fortresses, you can expand your War Mage’s arsenal with two new traps and three new defenses. You’ll be demolishing levels, beating your friends on the leaderboards, and most importantly, killing a bunch of orcs deader than dead.

New Fortresses and Enemies

  • · Five New Fortresses – Repel the orc onslaught in four completely new fortresses plus a reverse version of The Tower where your enemies have the high ground! Each fortress can be played on Apprentice, War Mage, or Nightmare difficulty.
  • · Two New Enemies – Fear the icy breath of the Frost Bat, and beware the draining magical attack of the Cyclops Mage!
  • · New Leaderboards – Challenge your friends for the highest score on leaderboards for each of the five new levels.
  • · New skull rewards – Earn up to fifty additional skulls to further upgrade your arsenal of traps, including the new traps in the Lost Adventures pack.

New Additions to the War Mage’s Toolbox

  • · Mana Well – Place the Mana Well in strategic locations around a fortress for a burst of magical energy at just the right moment.
  • · Vampiric Gauntlets – Armed with these grim gauntlets, you can drain the enemy’s health while restoring yours at the same time. If you have a desperate need to use spells, you can also use the gauntlets to drain your health in exchange for mana.
  • · Alchemist’s Satchel – Toss a series of deadly acid bombs that explode on your command to melt flesh from the bones of multiple groups of orcs at once.
  • · Shock Zapper – Mount the Shock Zapper on the ceiling and zap fliers and ground units equally dead with this oversized pest remover.
  • · Floor Scorcher – By the time they see the fire, it will be too late. Burn entire groups of complacent enemies with this pop-up flaming surprise.

Orcs Must Die! Lost Adventures DLC coming on Tuesday

Nov 06, 2011

Robot Entertainment has announced Lost Adventures, the second DLC pack for their critically acclaimed action strategy game Orcs Must Die! Return to the dead world beyond the rifts and conquer a new series of five challenging fortresses. In Lost Adventures you’ll travel from the depths of the Pit to the narrow passages high over the Great Gorge. The Lost Adventures are five of the most deadly rift assaults the War Mage has ever faced and will be available on Steam for a special introductory price of $2.99 on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011.

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Artifacts of Power DLC (PC) now available for Orcs Must Die!

Oct 26, 2011

Robot Entertainment has announced the release of the “Artifacts of Power” Steam DLC pack for their critically acclaimed action-strategy game Orcs Must Die! For a limited time, you can expand your War Mage’s arsenal with two new weapons and two new traps for 20% off! Download the “Artifacts of Power” DLC Pack here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/102622/

Once downloaded, the Artifacts of Power will appear in your spellbook and can be used on any level in the game. With the “Artifacts of Power” in your spellbook, you’ll be demolishing levels, beating your friends on the leaderboards, and most importantly, killing a bunch of orcs deader than dead.

Vampiric Gauntlets – Armed with these grim gauntlets, you can drain the enemy’s health while healing you at the same time. If you have a desperate need to use spells, you can also use the gauntlets to drain your health in exchange for mana.

Alchemist’s Satchel – Toss a series of deadly acid bombs that explode on your command to melt flesh from the bones of multiple groups of orcs at once.

The Shock Zapper – Mount the Shock Zapper on the ceiling and zap fliers and ground units equally dead with this oversized pest remover.

Floor Scorcher – By the time they see the fire, it will be too late. Burn entire groups of complacent enemies with this pop-up flaming surprise.

New Trap Upgrades – You’ve got two new reasons to go back and earn those 5-skull ratings on War Mage and Nightmare levels. With the Artifacts of Power Pack, you can now spend skulls on new upgrades for Shock Zapper and Floor Scorcher.

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Orcs Must Die! First DLC Pack: Artifacts of Power coming to PC on October 25th

Oct 21, 2011

Robot Entertainment has announced the first of two planned DLC packs for their critically acclaimed action strategy game Orcs Must Die! ™ Expand your War Mage’s arsenal with two new weapons and two new traps. With the Artifacts of Power in your spellbook, you’ll be demolishing levels, beating your friends on the leaderboards, and most importantly, killing a bunch of orcs deader than dead. Only the best tools for the last surviving War Mage! The Artifacts of Power pack will be available on Steam for $2.49 on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011. Once downloaded, the Artifacts of Power will appear in your spellbook and can be used on any level in the game.

Vampiric Gauntlets – Armed with these grim gauntlets, you can drain the enemy’s health while healing you at the same time. If you have a desperate need to use spells, you can also use the gauntlets to drain your health in exchange for mana.

Alchemist’s Satchel – Toss a series of deadly acid bombs that explode on your command to melt flesh from the bones of multiple groups of orcs at once.

The Shock Zapper – Mount the Shock Zapper on the ceiling and zap fliers and ground units equally dead with this oversized pest remover.

Floor Scorcher – By the time they see the fire, it will be too late. Burn entire groups of complacent enemies with this pop-up flaming surprise.

New Trap Upgrades – You’ve got two new reasons to go back and earn those 5-skull ratings on War Mage and Nightmare levels. With the Artifacts of Power pack, you can now spend skulls on new upgrades for Shock Zapper and Floor Scorcher.

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If you need a refresher on what Orcs Must Die! is all about, then you might want to read our review.

Orcs Must Die! Out a Day Early on PC (Steam)

Oct 11, 2011

As you recall, we just reviewed the XBLA version just last week and gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up and high recommendation. Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! is now available for purchase and download on Steam for $14.99. Today’s release is one day earlier than originally scheduled. Players who purchase the game before 8:00am PST on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 will still receive the special pre-purchase “Knight of the Order” costume for the War Mage.

“The pre-launch buzz around Orcs Must Die! has been outstanding,” said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment. “We have an opportunity to release the game a little bit early so we jumped at the chance to let players start massacring orcs a day early.”

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.

 – Play as the War Mage and defend 24 fortresses from an enraged mob of orcs and 11 other villainous monsters.

– Choose from a selection of 6 weapons and magic spells and 17 traps that hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your enemies.

– Upgrade your traps, spells and weapons to cater the game to your personal play style.

– Cleverly combine traps and spells for higher scores on the leaderboards.

– Expertly wield your wits and your weapons through the story-driven campaign and unlock a brutal “Nightmare” campaign.

– Replay fortresses endlessly, combining different defenses and tactics every time!

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 http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

Orcs Must Die! Review

Oct 06, 2011

Orcs Must Die! is not just the title of Robot Entertainment’s latest XBLA game, it’s the War Mage’s way of life.

Orcs Must Die! Available Now for XBLA, Watch Launch Trailer

Oct 05, 2011

Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! is now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 MS Points. Along with the release of the game comes a playable demo that allows players to battle through the first three fortresses of the game. To celebrate today’s release of Orcs Must Die!, Robot Entertainment has unleashed a new trailer featuring orc-slaying mayhem set against a musical backdrop of “Hall of the Mountain King” by Finnish band Apocalyptica.

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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.

 – Play as the War Mage and defend 24 fortresses from an enraged mob of orcs and 11 other villainous monsters.

– Choose from a selection of 6 weapons and magic spells and 17 traps that hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your enemies.

– Upgrade your traps, spells and weapons to cater the game to your personal play style.

– Cleverly combine traps and spells for higher scores on the leaderboards.

– Expertly wield your wits and your weapons through the story-driven campaign and unlock a brutal “Nightmare” campaign.

– Replay fortresses endlessly, combining different defenses and tactics every time!

Look for our review tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

Click here to download the trial.

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 http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

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

Oct 04, 2011

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.

“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.

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 http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

Orcs Must Die! Prequel Comic Now Available to Download (for FREE)

Sep 28, 2011

As we near closer to the release of Orcs Must Die!, we know how the game plays and what it’s about. But we don’t know what happens before the game begins, so  the lore is being built around it. It’s really great so much effort is being put into the back story and building up around the game – it really makes it interesting. I can’t wait to read it.

Robot Entertainment has digitally released Orcs Must Die! Issue #0, the official back story to the upcoming downloadable game Orcs Must Die! The single-issue comic tells the story of a world endangered by savage monsters and of the heroes that rose up to drive them back. The events in Orcs Must Die! Issue #0 lead directly to the opening cinematic of the game, and can be downloaded for free at the official Orcs Must Die! website. As a bonus, the comic features an Orcs-inspired art gallery of original pieces by Robot Entertainment artists and friends of the studio.

Download the comic here: http://www.robotentertainment.com/games/orcsmustdie/comic

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 on October 5th for Xbox LIVE Arcade and October 12th on Steam and other PC platforms.

Orcs Must Die! Developer Diary

Sep 26, 2011

Robot Entertainment has released a new Orcs Must Die! developer diary that offers a comprehensive overview of the game as well as a look inside the development process. The new video features interviews with several of the game’s developers and shows off never-before-seen concept art as well as offering sneak peeks at previously unannounced enemies and upgrades.

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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 on Xbox LIVE Arcade on October 5th, 2011, and on Steam and other PC platforms on October 12th, 2011. For more information about Orcs Must Die!, please visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

Orcs Must Die! release dates announced

Sep 20, 2011

Robot Entertainment announced today the upcoming release dates for Orcs Must Die!™ on Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam (and other PC distribution platforms). Xbox gamers get OMD on October 5, 2011, and the PC (Steam) version of OMD comes out October 12, 2011.

“The slaying hour is nigh upon us,” said Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment.  “We can no longer restrain the enemy at the gate.  We will soon turn the rift defense over to Xbox and PC gamers to beat back the mob and save the Order!”

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.

· Play as the War Mage and defend 24 fortresses from an enraged mob of orcs and 11 other villainous monsters.

· Choose from a selection of 6 weapons and magic spells and 17 traps that hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your enemies.

· Upgrade your traps, spells and weapons to cater the game to your personal play style.

· Cleverly combine traps and spells for higher scores on the leaderboards.

· Expertly wield your wits and your weapons through the story-driven campaign and unlock a brutal “Nightmare” campaign.

· Replay fortresses endlessly, combining different defenses and tactics every time!

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 http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

Explore 30-possible avenues in interactive Orcs Must Die! trailers

Sep 15, 2011

Remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? YouTube introduced a way to link videos together in such a way to make that a digital reality. Now Robot Entertainment’s latest series of videos allows you to play the game in video form.

Robot Entertainment has released a unique interactive gameplay video featuring their upcoming PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade game, Orcs Must Die!™ This demo video is the next best thing to playing the game! The video allows viewers to choose traps between successive waves of enemies with each choice changing the final outcome. The 30 possible avenues for completing the demo highlight the enormous variety of methods to kill orcs and defend your towers.

Wave 1 is here:

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Orcs Must Die will be playable (with bonus) at PAX too!

Aug 15, 2011

Orcs Must Die!™ will be playable on PC and Xbox360 at the Robot Entertainment booth (Booth 940) during the 2011 PAX Prime Convention, which runs from August 26th to 28th in Seattle, Washington. This will be your last chance to get your hands on the game before release, so if you’ve been holding off, now’s the time to give in to your orc bloodlust.

Robot Entertainment will also be bringing plenty of extra surprises with them to the show. By visiting the booth and signing up for the Robot Forums, you can earn a free Steam code for an in-game War Mage costume based on the popular Penny Arcade character, the Cardboard Tube Samurai. If real world costumes are more to your liking, brand new Orcs Must Die! shirts, hats,  and buttons will be available in the booth, along with the classic Orcs Must Die! and Robot Entertainment shirts. Robot Entertainment will also be giving away printed editions of the Orcs Must Die! prequel comic book to the first 200 people to play the game each day of the show.