The sequel to the Orc dismembering, slaughtering and ass-kicking game from last year has just been announced and it will be playable at PAX East this year. Orcs Must Die! 2 promises some exciting new features, including new enemies, a new upgrade system and a bigger variety of weapons and defences.
The story of Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game. The rifts have been closed and the magical order destroyed. You take control of a War Mage joined by your Sorceress companion to take on a completely new mob full of Orcs.
A completely new Campaign is waiting for you, or you and a friend in the coop mode. You can choose to play as the War Mage or Sorceress and work to take down the Orcs with mind control and a boat load of magic. Here’s what else you can expect in the game:
- 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 favourite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
- More Defenses – Orcs Must Die! 2 has an enormous armoury of new and classic defences, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets. Use your new spellbook to buy defences 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 defences.
Orcs Must Die! 2 will be available exclusively as a digital download on PC this summer and if you are going to PAX East this year, pay a visit to booth 1172 to get some hands on time with the game. Check out the announcement trailer for the game below.