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Defense Grid 2 PS4 Release Date Confirmed by 505 Games

August 14, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

505 Games and developer Hidden Path Entertainment have announced that Defense Grid 2 will launch on September 23 in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. They didn’t specifically say if Defense Grid 2 was releasing on September 24 in Europe, though it’s probably safe to assume that it is.

The sequel to Defense Grid: The Awakening, Defense Grid 2 is billed as “the next evolution in tower defense, bringing PC and console fans new strategies within dynamic and evolving battlescapes that can be played in single-player or co-op and competitive [multiplayer]. Dynamic, constantly evolving battlescapes ups the challenge, offering DG2 players endless ways to tap into resources and build towers in order to defend against waves of incoming enemies. The controls are intuitive while the gameplay is deep.”

505 Games detailed the story:

In DG2, players must protect human colonies by taking their prowess and skills to other planets where they soon come upon alien invaders on an asteroid outpost. The Asteroid Surface level gives players an opportunity to guard their cores on a pre-set path map, offering a few alien redirection options along with new game lighting, visual effects and a new level of detail that will immerse players in the experience.

After successfully protecting the cores found on the Asteroids, players journey to several planets. Upon arrival on Garesh, the population needs help to keep their cores and society intact. The Derrick facility rises out of the ocean amongst an atoll of islands, giving players an opportunity to significantly redirect the aliens from platform to platform so their arsenal of short and long range towers can repeatedly prevent invaders from reaching the cores. The Derrick facility also demonstrates how levels change dynamically, adding new places to build and new ways for players to adapt their strategy.

Here’s a list of the key features:

  • Individualize The Experience – Upgrades and power ups allow gamers to enhance and customize their strategy as they play in order to react quickly to new challenges.
  • All-New Features – The game features a new engine, maps, campaign, characters, enemies, towers and more.
  • Multiplayer – All-new to the Defense Grid universe, DG2 features two-player co-op and competitive MP modes. Players can work with or against other players to evolve strategies. Co-op mode allows players to work with a friend to build towers and defend power cores. Competitive mode allows players to compete and modify each other’s gameplay experience while interacting.

No price for Defense Grid 2 on PS4 was given, but the Steam version is available at $24.99.