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Dungeon Defenders: Awakened

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Trendy Entertainment
Release Date: March 17, 2021

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'Dungeon Defenders: Awakened' (ALL) Comes To Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S Next Month - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2021 @ 11:37 a.m. PST

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is a complete re-imagining of the 2011 indie title that combined third-person combat, action-RPG mechanics and tower defense strategy.

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened was made from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4. A fusion of familiar and all-new elements, the franchise’s third entry contains an original story, updated visuals, revised mechanics, additional locations, and fresh loot. Version 1.0 includes a massive assortment of new content, such as the Ancient Dragon and Goblin Mech bosses, Mixed and Pure Strategy modes, Massacre Difficulty, new pets, and more challenge maps.

Return to Etheria and take up arms as one of four heroes fighting to defend the land from the forces of darkness. Get crafty during the Build Phase to assemble fortifications that will slow enemy advances as well as offensive structures to bombard their ranks. Then join the fray and cut them down during the Combat Phase with class-specific skills and abilities.

Swap heroes between waves to try out new tactics while enjoying the campaign on your own or fighting together as a team of up to four players in online matches. Whether in co-op or solo, heroes will reap the spoils of their victories, collecting powerful new weapons, armor, pets, and more after every battle. But be prepared: showdowns with imposing bosses, such as the terrifying Demon Lord, will test the skills of even the most hardened of veterans.

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened v1.0 features six difficulty settings, ranging from Easy to Massacre, an imposing new difficulty with unique foes to overcome. Choose from a horde of varied game types, including Pure Strategy Mode, where the squad must rely solely on siege tactics to stem the tide of invaders. Teams should also ready themselves for the unexpected in Mixed Mode, a chaotic variation that revamps the experience with randomized enemy spawns transforming familiar battlegrounds into turbulent struggles to survive.

Become Etheria’s undisputed champion by conquering the varied and dynamic objectives of Challenge Maps designed to encourage mastery. These maps scale in difficulty, providing the opportunity for new Defenders to get their bearings in easier difficulties, before charging headfirst into the hardest version where greater rewards await!

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened deploys for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on March 17, 2021 for $29.99.

The Xbox version launches with all of the content on PC (Steam), including the Transmog system for character customization, the challenging Rifted modifier, and a variety of other features and improvements made since the initial PC launch. An update with even more quality of life and improvements will be available shortly after launch.

“Dungeon Defenders: Awakened has always been about celebrating the franchise and the players that have supported it since the first game launched ten years ago,” said Augi Lye, CEO, Chromatic Games. “With the launch of Dungeon Defenders: Awakened on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on March 17, we can’t wait for console players to return to Etheria and find more of the Dungeon Defenders magic they’ve grown to love.”

Digital pre-orders will be available via the Microsoft Store starting March 3.

Key Features:

  • UNREAL ENGINE 4:   WE CURRENT GEN NOW, DEFENDERS! This opens up the possibility for unparalleled visuals, cross-platform support and faster development! 
  • NINTENDO SWITCH:  Not only released on PC, but also Nintendo!  Joy-Cons! Motion controls! Portability! Huzzah!
  • NEW STORY:  Travel back in time as our young Apprentice, Squire, Huntress and Monk thwart the Old Ones’ latest scheme! 
  • NEW BOSSES:  Sharpen your blades and magi-fy your staves, you’re going to need it!
  • IMPROVED ATTACKS:  Slashing, slamming and shooting animations that pack a punch!
  • BUTTERY SMOOTH MOVEMENT:  Slide and glide with great finesse as you defeat the hordes you doth protest! WE RHYME GEN NOW!
  • BEAUTIFUL USER INTERFACES:  Be in awe of ALL the menus!
  • VISUAL FIDELITY++:  Think Dungeon Defenders II, but on steroids.
  • STAT IMPROVEMENTS:  Understand how gear affects your gameplay with greater clarity!
  • VASTLY BETTER INVENTORY:  Organization never looked so good!
  • GAMEPAD ACTUALLY BEING GREAT: A more responsive and modernized control scheme that also takes full advantage of the Nintendo Switch.
  • ACCESS INVENTORY ANYWHERE:  The power of the Forge is in your pocket!
  • TACTICAL MAP OVERHAUL:  Get all the information you need to be a legendary tactician!
  • TWITCH INTEGRATION:  With a seamless chat overlay and the ability to vote on game-changing mutators, Twitch viewers will influence the fate of streamers and potentially spawn their doom. 
  • BETTER CHAT FUNCTIONALITY:   Communicate strategies on slaying the armies that await!
  • TONS OF QUALITY OF LIFE:  Mini-map improvements, mana acquisition, lane wisps, multi-hero experience — there’s so much quality of life it’ll affect you IRL!

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened supports cross-saves and features English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese language options.

Currently available for PC, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on March 17, 2021 for $29.99, followed by Nintendo Switch and PS4 versions later in 2021.

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