Orcs Must Die! Unchained prepares for upcoming Open Beta with massive changes

Feb 05, 2016

Robot Entertainment just launched a significant update to ORCS MUST DIE! UNCHAINED that includes a number of new game changes and enhancements.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained goes into Closed Beta on June 27th

Jun 18, 2014

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The Mystical New Shaolin Team is Set to Challenge the Hero Academy!

Oct 22, 2012

Robot Entertainment has announced that a new Shaolin team will be enrolling at the Hero Academy in November. New details offer players a first look at the unique abilities of the combo-focused team. The Shaolin team will be accompanied by the release of new avatars and free Shaolin team-specific challenges.  The Shaolin team also brings with them a free new playing field that will go into automatic rotation for all players. In addition to the deadly new team, a new premium Challenge Collection will be available for 99¢. The Challenge Collection contains 30 challenges that mix and match team units for an exciting twist on Hero Academy’s offline puzzles. The Shaolin team and the new Challenge Collection will be available on Steam and the iOS App Store in November.

The Shaolin Heroic Team Details

From heroic schools in the east comes a balanced team who turns their enemy’s powers against them. The mystical warriors of the Shaolin team have defeated countless enemies in their own land. Now they hope to test their skills at the fabled Hero Academy. The Shaolin’s heroes reduce the strength of their enemies, and can combine their attacks for additional damage.

Team Bonus: Each unique unit that damages an opponent in the same turn deals successively higher damage.

Heroes

  • Monk – A melee brawler whose attack reduce a single enemy’s maximum health by 25%.
  • Windblade – Her attack chains to additional enemies.
  • Poisoner – Her attack weakens the opponent’s Defense and Resist.
  • Taoist – A Healer who can resurrect, clear debuffs from allies, and remove buffs from enemies.
  • Shadow – Turns the tide of battle by reviving KO’d units into specters to fight on his side. 

Spells and Equipment 

  • Dragon – Cast this spell to summon a dragon that breathes fire along a row, dealing damage to three squares directly in front of the target.
  • Combo Potion – A consumable that heals an ally for 1000 health and makes their next attack worth two combo points.
  • Bamboo – Place a destructible bamboo tile that blocks enemy line of sight.

Orcs Must Die! 2: Fire & Water Booster Pack DLC Review

Sep 05, 2012

Fire and Water don’t mix, and each can be deadly all its own. But in Orcs Must Die! 2’s DLC, they are a lethal combination requiring you to think of new ways to put down these new Orc elementals, because after all – they must die.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Review

Sep 05, 2012

The War Mage is back! And this time, the Sorceress and antagonist from the original game has been banished from her throne and must help extinguish the Orcs that threaten to go through the Rift. New traps, new weapons, and new dungeons to defend await you in the bigger and decidedly better game.

Orcs Must Die! 2 introduces Weekly Challenges

Aug 14, 2012

Robot Entertainment has announced a new Weekly Challenge game mode will begin to test War Mages’ abilities later this week! Beginning this Friday and refreshing every Friday following, Orcs Must Die! 2 will issue a brand new challenge to players. Each challenge is playable in single-player or co-op and features a specific level, character, and trap loadout to master, all pre-defined by Robot Entertainment’s design team. Players will be challenged to defend the rifts in new and exciting ways, rethinking all of their tried and true methods of slaying orcs. Every Friday, a new Weekly Challenge will be issued. This Friday, August 17th, select the current challenge from the game mode menu and battle for supremacy on customized single-player and co-op Weekly Challenge leaderboards!

Download Orcs Must Die! 2http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/

Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Features:

  • Co-Op! – Play as the War Mage, the headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more strategic Sorceress who keeps the mob at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • Story-based Campaign – Pick up where the original game left off with a brand new story-based campaign that you can play in Single-Player or Co-Op!
  • Endless Mode – Play alone or join a friend to put your skills to the test against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • Classic Mode – Steam players who own the original Orcs Must Die! will automatically unlock co-op versions of 10 fan-favorite levels from the original game featuring new enemies!
  • Over 20 Deadly Enemies – Face an army of vile new creatures like Earth Elementals, Trolls, and Bile Bats. And they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • More than 50 Traps, Weapons, and Guardians – Choose from an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets.
  • Massive Upgrade System – With more than 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrades to unlock, you can build an arsenal perfectly suited to your slaying style.

Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action-strategy game that challenges players and their friends to team up and defend a world constantly under siege. Orcs Must Die! 2 is available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers this. For more information about Orcs Must Die! 2, please visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

After a short delay, Hero Academy now available on Steam!

Aug 10, 2012

Robot Entertainment has announced that the Steam version of their critically acclaimed mobile strategy game, Hero Academy, is now available on PC! Players who purchase the game on Steam will unlock an exclusive new heroic team featuring the mercenaries from Valve Software’s wildly popular Team Fortress 2. Additionally, each heroic expansion team pack that players purchase in Hero Academy on Steam will unlock a unique cosmetic item in Team Fortress 2.

Download Hero Academy right now on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/209270/ 

Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant? Enter a world of swords and magic, and challenge friends old and new to a contest of tactics and skill. From the human Council to the mysterious Dark Elves, every team needs a fearless captain to lead them to victory. Only those that leverage their team’s strengths and capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses will protect their crystal and win the day. The Academy extends a warm welcome to all – whether they’re already heroes, or simply heroes in training!

Challenge friends on Steam or iOS to asynchronous one-on-one battles via online multiplayer. Play a heated bout in twenty minutes or across a full day, whenever you have a few moments. You can play all of your Hero Academy matches at your desk, on your iPad, or on the go with your iPhone!

Launch Trailer:

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Orcs Must Die! 2 Now Available

Jul 30, 2012

Robot Entertainment today announced that  Orcs Must Die! 2, the sequel to last year’s AIAS Strategy Game of the Year, is now available for download. Orcs Must Die! 2 thrusts players and their friends back into battle against a terrifying mob of orcs and other monsters. With a redesigned spellbook, players will have a broader range of options to build a deadly arsenal of defenses. Investing hard-earned skulls in an enormous new upgrade system will allow players to cater to their favorite methods of burning, grinding, tossing, or dismembering orcs.

Download Orcs Must Die! 2http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/ 

Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Features: 

  • Co-Op! – Play as the War Mage, the headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more strategic Sorceress who keeps the mob at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • Story-based Campaign – Pick up where the original game left off with a brand new story-based campaign that you can play in Single-Player or Co-Op!
  • Endless Mode – Play alone or join a friend to put your skills to the test against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • Classic Mode – Steam players who own the original Orcs Must Die! will automatically unlock co-op versions of 10 fan-favorite levels from the original game featuring new enemies!
  • Over 20 Deadly Enemies – Face an army of vile new creatures like Earth Elementals, Trolls, and Bile Bats. And they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • More than 50 Traps, Weapons, and Guardians – Choose from an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets.
  • Massive Upgrade System – With more than 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrades to unlock, you can build an arsenal perfectly suited to your slaying style.

Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action-strategy game that challenges players and their friends to team up and defend a world constantly under siege. Orcs Must Die! 2 is available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers this. For more information about Orcs Must Die! 2, please visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

Orcs Must Die! 2 Demo and Soundtrack Now Available!

Jul 27, 2012

With just four days until the release of Orcs Must Die! 2, Robot Entertainment today has announced that they’re celebrating the final countdown with demos, deals, and the long-awaited release of the Orcs Must Die! soundtrack! Players looking to be the first to get their hands on Orcs Must Die! 2 can now download the demo and start sleighing their way through two of the game’s early levels in single-player or co-op. Play as either the Sorceress or the War Mage and test-drive a selection of new traps and upgrades. Hone your combat and trap combos this weekend in anticipation of the monstrous assault coming your way when Orcs Must Die! 2 releases on Monday, July 30th, 2012!

Download the Orcs Must Die! 2 Demo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/ 

In addition to the demo, Robot Entertainment has also released the pulse-pounding soundtrack to Orcs Must Die! 2. The soundtrack can be purchased exclusively on Steam for $5.99 and contains over 40 minutes of original music sure to whip players into an orc-killing frenzy.

Finally, Robot Entertainment has permanently lowered the price of the original Orcs Must Die! to $9.99! Downloading the original game will not only give players hours of intense orc-slaying, but will also unlock 10 classic levels in Orcs Must Die! 2. Still not enough? The original game is also on sale for 75% off from now until the morning of July 30th, 2012. There’s never been a better price on the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year!

Pre-order Orcs Must Die! 2http://store.steampowered.com/app/201790/ 

Hero Academy’s PC-Exclusive Team Fortress 2 Heroic Team, Detailed

Jul 18, 2012

Robot Entertainment has released new screenshots and details that offer players a first look at the unique abilities of the upcoming Steam-exclusive Team Fortress 2 heroic team. As with all previous teams, the release of the new Team Fortress 2 team will be accompanied by TF2 avatar packs for your Hero Academy profile and a new playing field inspired by the TF2 capture-the-flag map, “Well.” In addition to the exciting new team, each of the previously released heroic expansion teams that players purchase in the Steam version of the game will unlock a unique cosmetic item in Team Fortress 2 inspired by a member of that team. Hero Academy will be available on Steam on August 8th, 2012, and is currently available on the iOS App Store.

Team Fortress 2  Heroic Team Details

From a distant land and time beyond the Clouds of Vapor, the Team Fortress heroes have taken the Hero Academy field by storm. With a wide variety of heroes and flexible advanced weaponry, they have an answer for any situation and an aggressive playstyle.

Team Bonus: Relentless Action – Stomping enemies grants an action point.

  • Spy – A cloaked unit who cannot be targeted at range. The Spy deals massive damage when attacking an enemy from behind.
  • Scout – A fast-moving recon hero; Players gain an AP when deploying the Scout. The Scout automatically hops backwards when hit by an opponent.
  • Sniper – The Sniper can target enemies anywhere in his row. At the end of your turn, the Sniper crouches. If he remains unscathed until your next turn, the Sniper gains increased power on his next shot.
  • Medic – The Medic heals and revives allies;  He can link to a full-health ally to increase their power.
  • Engineer – A defensive hero with a basic ranged attack. The Engineer can upgrade allies’ weapons.
  • Heavy – The Heavy does AOE attack at range. Every successive attack deals more damage as his minigun spins up.
  • Pyro – He does full damage to two enemies in a row; The Pyro’s attack can hit cloaked Spies.
  • Demoman – The Demoman lobs grenades that do AOE damage. He does bonus damage when attacking crystals.
  • Soldier – The Soldier is a ranged hero. He uses powerful rockets to knock enemy units back.

Classic Mode Detailed for Orcs Must Die! 2

Jul 12, 2012

Robot Entertainment today announced that they will be rewarding owners of the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam with 10 maps from the original game playable in a special co-op Classic Mode in Orcs Must Die! 2. War Mages will head back into their favorite old fortresses, but this time they’ll bring along a friend and a huge new arsenal of traps, spells, weapons, and trinkets. Even the best players will have to rethink their tried and true strategies as they face angry mobs featuring all of the sequel’s new monsters. Players who own the originalOrcs Must Die! on Steam will automatically unlock these 10 exclusive levels for free in Orcs Must Die! 2. Players who haven’t yet downloaded Orcs Must Die! can pick it up for 50% off on Steam for a limited time.

Download the original Orcs Must Die! here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/102600/

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The iOS Hit, Hero Academy is making its way to Steam – with Hats!

Jun 29, 2012

Robot Entertainment has announced that their critically acclaimed mobile strategy game, Hero Academy, is coming to Steam on August 8, 2012. Players who purchase the game on Steam will unlock an exclusive new heroic team featuring the mercenaries from Valve Corporation’s wildly popular Team Fortress 2. Additionally, each heroic expansion team purchased in Hero Academy on Steam will unlock a unique item in Team Fortress 2.

Blending classic tactics gaming with the fast-paced action of modern casual titles, Hero Academy delivers tense one-on-one battles with quick bursts of gameplay. The balance of power can shift in a single turn, and victory requires a carefully crafted strategy. Deploy different character classes, defend your turf with countermeasures, and with the placement of a few special items, you’ll conquer your opponent.

“Working with Valve on this major franchise and bringing their popular characters into our world is groundbreaking in the world of gaming. It marks the first time we’ve seen a major crossover of characters from the PC to mobile devices and from the first-person shooter genre to turned-based strategy,” said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. “It’s a great testament to Valve as a visionary partner and their passion for giving gamers what they want.”

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Orcs Must Die! 2 announced from Robot Entertainment and is playable at PAX East

Apr 02, 2012

Robot Entertainment today announced Orcs Must Die! 2, the sequel to last year’s AIAS Strategy Game of the Year. Orcs Must Die! 2 thrusts players and their friends back into battle against a terrifying mob of orcs and other monsters. With a redesigned spellbook, players will have a broader range of options to build a deadly arsenal of defenses. Investing hard-earned skulls in an enormous new upgrade system will allow players to cater to their favorite methods of burning, grinding, tossing, or dismembering orcs.

“In 2011, we implored players to kill the orcs,” said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. “As many as possible.  Yet, only 3.4 billion orcs have been slaughtered to date.  The only way we will get to a respectable orc death toll is by adding another killing machine and cooperative play.  Bring a friend and destroy the orcs!”

Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.

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Orcs Must Die! 2 Features: 

  • • New Campaign – Orcs Must Die! 2 features a full campaign that you can play in single-player or with a friend in co-op. Choose to play the campaign as the War Mage, a headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more nuanced Sorceress, a new hero who keeps enemies at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • • More Enemies – An army of vile new creatures is set to pour through the rifts, and they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • • More Defenses – Orcs Must Die! 2 has an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets. Use your new spellbook to buy defenses and upgrades the way you choose to, building up your arsenal based on how you play the game.
  • • New Upgrade System – The skull system has been completely redesigned. You will always earn skulls for replaying levels, and the skulls can be spent on multiple persistent upgrades for each of your defenses.

Players wishing to add to the current 3.4 billion dead orc count can download the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam and other PC Platforms. As a special bonus, players who own the original Orcs Must Die! on PC will unlock exclusive content in the sequel. 

Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action-strategy game that challenges players and their friends to team up and defend a world constantly under siege. Orcs Must Die! 2 will be available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers this summer. Players who want to get their hands on a playable version of Orcs Must Die! 2 can visit Robot Entertainment at booth 1172 during Pax East, which runs from April 6th to 8th in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information about Orcs Must Die! 2, please visit http://www.OrcsMustDie.com.

The Tribe and Universal iPad Update Coming Soon for Hero Academy

Mar 28, 2012

Robot Entertainment has announced that a new team and universal iPad update will be available soon for their critically acclaimed asynchronous mobile tactics game, Hero Academy. The Hero Academy app has been optimized for iPad players with higher-resolution graphics and more screen space. With the introduction of the Tribe, this update expands the Hero Academy roster to four unique teams. Powerful and ruthless, the Tribe are aggressive warriors that are always on the attack.

The update will make available several new Tribe avatar packs and a Tribe-inspired playing field. The new field will be free to all players and features a new magical defense premium square as well as barbed crystals that can defend themselves! The update will be available soon via the App Store. Players who want to get their hands on the latest version of Hero Academy on iPad can visit Robot Entertainment at booth 1172 during Pax East, which runs from April 6th to 8th in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Tribe

The harsh wastelands are home to the Tribe, a loose federation of fierce warriors led by powerful chieftans. The Tribe lives for battle; when one member falls, his comrades are enraged.

  • • Warrior – Bred for battle, the ruthless warrior can instantly K.O. any enemy unit at or below 50% health.
  • Axe Thrower – The axe thrower deals 100 extra damage to enemies above 50% health.
  • • Witch – Wielding dark magic, the witch explodes fallen heroes at range to damage nearby enemies.
  • • Shaman – The shaman is a master of the healing arts whose healing spells chain through multiplle allies, even heroes already at full health.
  • • Chieftan – Leading the Tribe into battle is a brutal AOE fighter who can pull surrounding enemies close, or charge out to attack distant enemies.

Hero Academy is a mobile asynchronous multiplayer tactics game from Robot Entertainment. Featuring humorous fantasy visuals, Hero Academy is a mix of classic strategy and fast-paced casual gaming and has something for every player. For more information about Hero Academy, please visit http://www.HeroAcademyApp.com.