After teasing gamers with a new “TOBA” genre title, Tencent Games revealed today that it will be publishing Orcs Must Die! Unchained, a game which fuses the elements of tower defense (building traps) and MOBA (playable heroes and minions) into one. Looks like I made the correct guess! The game is still in the Closed Beta phase for both North America and Europe servers.
At the announcement event, developer Robot Entertainment revealed that Orcs Must Die! Online will have some unique features, such as soldiers from the famous Chinese Terracotta Army, traps and maps based on ancient China, and even special playable heroes such as Hua Mulan! The first test phase in China is currently scheduled to begin in January.
“Orcs Must Die! Unchained expands the Orcs Must Die! world with a wicked fun mix of third person tower defense and multiplayer gameplay, and Robot Entertainment is eager to deliver this new experience to even more players around the world,” said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. “China is a massive and growing market, and we are thrilled to partner with the leading publisher in China, Tencent Games, to further extend our global reach.”