Dungeon Defenders 2 Announced: It’s a MOBA
Dungeon Defenders is by all accounts a fairly successful game, and its success has prompted its developer Trendy Entertainment to create a sequel.
Dungeon Defenders 2 was announced today on the studio’s public blog with an invitation to join its closed beta to test out the new competitive mode that’s described as an online battle arena. Unlike the original game, which was strictly a cooperative title with tower defense mechanics, Dungeon Defenders 2 is going to be a “multiplayer online battle arena” or MOBA in the vein of League of Legends and DOTA2.
In their blog post, the studio defended its decision to go with the new mechanics. Trendy Entertainment states that they had tried to implement a competitive mode into the original Dungeon Defenders with little success.
“During the development of Dungeon Defenders we constantly tried different multiplayer modes. Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, you name it. None of them really fit. When planning the sequel, we couldn’t drop the idea that a MOBA in the Dungeon Defenders universe would rock. Maybe it was all the after hour games of League we played in the office. We don’t know. But it fit well into the storyline and achieved a core goal of helping Dungeon Defenders players meet new players, so we went all in.”
The developer says that Dungeon Defenders 2 will be different from any existing MOBA, as they plan to make it more “RPG-esque” with persistent character development and a town square for players to socialize and trade items.
Dungeon Defenders 2 will be free to play.