April 5, 2012, 12:33

Orcs Must Die! Sequel Announced

By David Howard, Editor-in-Chief and Founder

There are many, many games that are landing themselves of my “I must get around to playing this game” pile – one that grows more and more with each passing week. One of those games is the critically acclaimed Orcs Must Die! and given the news that a sequel is in the works I best get a move on.

That’s right, Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! 2 is on its way. A co-op based sequel will thrust players and their friends back into battle against a terrifying mob of orcs and other monsters. There’ll be a redesigned spellbook, a broader range of options to build a deadly arsenal of defences, an enormous new upgrade system and more.

“In 2011, we implored players to kill the orcs,” said Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson. “As many as possible. Yet, only 3.4 billion orcs have been slaughtered to date. The only way we will get to a respectable orc death toll is by adding another killing machine and cooperative play. Bring a friend and destroy the orcs!”

“Orcs Must Die! 2 begins days after the ending of the original game,” read the press release. “With the rifts closed and the magical Order dead, the War Mage finds himself suddenly thrust into a new battle against the mindless orc mob. He has a powerful, if questionable, new companion in the Sorceress, an ex-War Mage responsible for the destruction of the Order.”

The game is set for a release this summer on PC.