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Every since we saw the first screenshot for the upcoming Defender Chronicles iPhone game back in February, we've been anxious to hear more about the it. The game is said to be a fresh take on Tower Defense that's also blended with a role-playing adventure. The game is being developed by Gimka Entertainment, Inc and Menara Games and they have just released to us the first gameplay video... and it looks very promising.

Defender Chronicles is set in a fantasy medieval world. The capital city of men, Londrom has fallen to the Orc Hordes. As a warlord, you must defend the Empire from the invasion of the Orc Hordes and the rising Undead.

Gameplay features include:

  • 6 distinct defenders - warrior, archer, berserker, ranger, halfling, and mage. Each defender has its own unique ability and voice acting.
  • 5 beautifully hand-drawn battlegrounds – with the side-view perspective, you can now zoom in to view the battle close up.
  • 5 game modes – campaign, classic, classic endless, extended, and extended endless.
  • 4 difficulty levels – casual, veteran, master, heroic. Each difficulty level is designed carefully for a specific audience and each can be won with perfect score.
  • Fun storyline – travel the path of a legendary defender as you lead the army through the beautiful land of Athelia and with the company of your trusted advisor.
  • Fight a variety of enemy bosses – from Gnoll Captain, Orc Chieftain, and Queen Goblin to the fearsome Wyrm Rider Duo, Awe Inspiring Giant Golem and Meat Chomping Slimeballs.
  • Four original music soundtracks and a variety of sound effects with 3D positioning – zoom in to hear the battle just like you where there.

The game is expected for release in May and will be priced at $4.99.

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Niasyn

    Beautiful! So there is no information regarding unit upgrades, I take it?

    • Big Albie

      You'll be able upgrade and sell units as seen in the video.

  • http://www.allan-lee.com Niasyn

    Beautiful! So there is no information regarding unit upgrades, I take it?

    • Big Albie

      You'll be able upgrade and sell units as seen in the video.

  • Just-a-dude

    Wow, looks amazing. Looking forward to playing it!

  • Just-a-dude

    Wow, looks amazing. Looking forward to playing it!

  • Jaynen

    Looks cool. The side view is unique but the "spawn dudes as towers" has been done with games such as Ninjatown on DS. The graphics have a high level of polish feel to them which I think will help.

  • Jaynen

    Looks cool. The side view is unique but the "spawn dudes as towers" has been done with games such as Ninjatown on DS. The graphics have a high level of polish feel to them which I think will help.

  • foolishwolf

    jesus h, enough with tower defense games

  • foolishwolf

    jesus h, enough with tower defense games

  • GlassJoe

    This one's piqued my interest. It reminds me of Enfo's TS, a popular WC3 custom map.

  • GlassJoe

    This one's piqued my interest. It reminds me of Enfo's TS, a popular WC3 custom map.

  • Greg

    I hope this puts more twist on the genre, I love Tower D games but I hope they let players get creative. About the best Tower D game for variety of units is still Crystal Defenders by Square, and the only one that really twists the mechanics of the game is GeoDefenders (as some levels unit pricing is adjust, enemies health is variable based on map, waves change up quite a bit, some levels have certain towers available). I downloaded Dungeon Defense but found it rather constrictive as Tower placement is rigidly defined and only three tower types that can be upgraded three times :(

    Most tower D games seem to be like Sentinel, just bland and uninspired.

  • Greg

    I hope this puts more twist on the genre, I love Tower D games but I hope they let players get creative. About the best Tower D game for variety of units is still Crystal Defenders by Square, and the only one that really twists the mechanics of the game is GeoDefenders (as some levels unit pricing is adjust, enemies health is variable based on map, waves change up quite a bit, some levels have certain towers available). I downloaded Dungeon Defense but found it rather constrictive as Tower placement is rigidly defined and only three tower types that can be upgraded three times :(

    Most tower D games seem to be like Sentinel, just bland and uninspired.

  • Just-a-dude

    Agree with your comment about GeoDefnese, but IMHO, Crystal Defenders is way overpriced and overrated. I would take Fieldrunners, Creeps and Sentinel over it any day.

  • Just-a-dude

    Agree with your comment about GeoDefnese, but IMHO, Crystal Defenders is way overpriced and overrated. I would take Fieldrunners, Creeps and Sentinel over it any day.

  • Henrik

    I am still waiting for the next '7 cities', the best one yet!

  • Henrik

    I am still waiting for the next '7 cities', the best one yet!

  • Reaganomics

    I love all tower defense games. From the short fat ugly ones to the tall slender beautiful ones. I even love the average geeky ones.

  • Reaganomics

    I love all tower defense games. From the short fat ugly ones to the tall slender beautiful ones. I even love the average geeky ones.

  • http://trioco.webs.com IBITF

    this is a fantastic one! cant release any information (stupid NDA's) but its worth the price. you wont be disappointed. oh and btw, the interface is awesome
    :)

  • http://trioco.webs.com IBITF

    this is a fantastic one! cant release any information (stupid NDA's) but its worth the price. you wont be disappointed. oh and btw, the interface is awesome
    :)

  • mohawk

    is the release date towards end of may or sometime mid of the month.sorry really excited.anyone got info ??

  • mohawk

    is the release date towards end of may or sometime mid of the month.sorry really excited.anyone got info ??

  • http://www.kotodama.net Zak

    Am I the only one who thinks that the only good TD games are the ones where you can create your own maze (Fieldrunners, etc.)? I find the ones with a set path so boring....

    • IBITF

      yep, yep i think you are
      anyways, like i said, fantastic game
      try 7 cities btw, they have both modes

    • TKO

      Hmmm.. I don't know. I didn't like it when I first saw ones with no maze. I like the strategic element the maze adds. I like concentrating on which intersections deserve to have the biggest baddest guns and all that.

      No maze turns it into a lots-of-guns game ..I like having fewer of them and powering them up more.

  • http://www.kotodama.net Zak

    Am I the only one who thinks that the only good TD games are the ones where you can create your own maze (Fieldrunners, etc.)? I find the ones with a set path so boring....

    • IBITF

      yep, yep i think you are
      anyways, like i said, fantastic game
      try 7 cities btw, they have both modes

    • TKO

      Hmmm.. I don't know. I didn't like it when I first saw ones with no maze. I like the strategic element the maze adds. I like concentrating on which intersections deserve to have the biggest baddest guns and all that.

      No maze turns it into a lots-of-guns game ..I like having fewer of them and powering them up more.

  • http://www.thealienheads.com majormauser

    Enough Tower Defense..... jeezzz

    • TKO

      There's a ton of other games in the store. Go get those. :p

  • http://www.thealienheads.com majormauser

    Enough Tower Defense..... jeezzz

    • TKO

      There's a ton of other games in the store. Go get those. :p

  • Rocketman919

    Site is up now! Go and check it out!

    http://www.defenderchronicles.com/

  • Rocketman919

    Site is up now! Go and check it out!

    http://www.defenderchronicles.com/

  • http://www.7cities.com Knight

    Looks very cool. Certainly an interesting take on TD. Love the Warcraft style, one of my all-time favourite game series.

  • http://www.7cities.com Knight

    Looks very cool. Certainly an interesting take on TD. Love the Warcraft style, one of my all-time favourite game series.

  • VoodooVyper

    I like the idea, it looks like it could be great. But I feel that it's just lacking in content. Only 5 levels and 6 towers. Seems to be a recurring trend for TD games to have the least amount of levels possible, I wish that wasn't the case.
    I like the added depth of the rpg-side to it though.

  • VoodooVyper

    I like the idea, it looks like it could be great. But I feel that it's just lacking in content. Only 5 levels and 6 towers. Seems to be a recurring trend for TD games to have the least amount of levels possible, I wish that wasn't the case.
    I like the added depth of the rpg-side to it though.

  • thebleeptruth

    Oh yeah!!! Finally something different. Not really excited with Star Defense. But this one is definite buy for me!!!

    • thebleeptruth

      My only complaint after watching the video carefully is the poor movements/actions of some of the characters. In fact the hero's attack looks like it comprises of only two frames. And it also looks too childish that he slashes completely vertical. This game could have been amazing had the animation been more detailed, or at least had more actions/frames. Nevertheless this is a breath of fresh air from the available TD's, and I'm most likely buying this.

  • thebleeptruth

    Oh yeah!!! Finally something different. Not really excited with Star Defense. But this one is definite buy for me!!!

    • thebleeptruth

      My only complaint after watching the video carefully is the poor movements/actions of some of the characters. In fact the hero's attack looks like it comprises of only two frames. And it also looks too childish that he slashes completely vertical. This game could have been amazing had the animation been more detailed, or at least had more actions/frames. Nevertheless this is a breath of fresh air from the available TD's, and I'm most likely buying this.

  • wowfan09

    This game isn't as good as WoW

  • wowfan09

    This game isn't as good as WoW

  • Mike

    Now that 4.1.2 is out, the game is better than ever! It has a full nine levels and is extremely balanced. For those of you that think it is too "hard", I suggest looking up a guide, or go on the forums on the website and look at that stuff.

    Overall, great game and I play it nonstop every day, even after having it for six months.

  • Mike

    Now that 4.1.2 is out, the game is better than ever! It has a full nine levels and is extremely balanced. For those of you that think it is too "hard", I suggest looking up a guide, or go on the forums on the website and look at that stuff.

    Overall, great game and I play it nonstop every day, even after having it for six months.

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