Defense Grid 2 has been given a release date for Really Quite Soon, and there are some new Gamescom screenshots to celebrate.
23 September is the date to watch out for. Defense Grid 2 is the sequel to the exquisite Defense Grid: The Awakening, one of the better tower defence games ever released. It has you and a slightly nutty AI attempting to fend off an onslaught of aliens bent on stealing your power cores, which – naturally – you do by building towers, carving their route through the landscape.
Defense Grid 2 mixes things up by adding terrain that adjusts throughout the level, giving you more space and longer – or shorter – routes to defend, co-op multiplayer, a level editor, new towers, new… well, lots of new stuff. It looks pretty amazing, and if you fancy pre-ordering (not something we’d normally recommend) you can do so to get immediate access to the beta.
New screens below. Defense Grid 2 is due out on 23 September.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.