Trudging through the forums of TrendyEnt's Dungeon Defenders, an upcoming game on PC that recently caught my eye, has upturned some pretty juicy developments. Apparently, Dungeon Defenders' release in November and a console version on the way hasn't prevented the busy developers at TrendyEnt from finding the time to post their work on an iOS port of the game, too. And it's looking mighty fine, even at this early stage.

The Dungeon Defenders website describes the game as a hybrid between a Tower Defense game and a Co-op Action RPG, where 4 players take on the role of heroes tasked with defending the onslaught of enemy creep waves by building defenses and directly attacking the horde themselves. There seem to be rich underlying RPG concepts driving Dungeon Defenders, as heroes collect loot, level up, lay traps and even get their own familiars along the way.

It seems as though Dungeon Defenders' iOS release may not be too far away, either. A video released by the developers on YouTube (below) shows Dungeon Defenders already being played co-operatively on 4 different iOS devices. On initial observation, it looks to have many of the features of the PC version, with the touch interface effortlessly replacing the standard point-and-click and the bright, colorful, cartoon-like graphics remarkably in-tact in its translation to the handheld device.

The PC release is described as having an extensive campaign, lots of planned DLC, detailed stat tracking and the ability to seamlessly mix both online and local participants, all features we'd love to see carried over to the iOS port too. Little information is actually known on the project so far, beyond what has been released in alpha demonstrations. We have contacted the developers to see what else we can get from them, and will keep you up to date on any further developments.

Here's their non-iOS trailer:

  • Adams Immersive

    Looks great! I feel a void in the area of “high-end” TD. Yes, there are some (and even the “simple” TDs can still be widely varied and fun) but this sounds like a more complex, in-depth experience, which only a few TDs have offered.

    • MMO-Fan

      It`s like World of Warcraft (WoW)

    • MrJo

      I asked the developers on their website's forum and got a super-quick reply (they're really helpful). Here's my post and Jeremy's reply:

      Me: I did some digging and found a post about a mid-December release date for Android. Will iOS share a similar date, or is Android's date later because of a lack of current, playable hardware? Will the game run on iPhone 3GS/iPod Touch 3G? Sorry if these are repeat questions.

      Thanks! Game looks awesome.

      Jeremy: iOS at about the same date as Android -- and yes it runs on both the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G too.

  • GodSon

    Looks like a winner to me. ;)

  • http://www.levelcapstudios.com Level Cap Studios

    Really cool looking game. Great video too, showing the iPad playing with the iPhones. The game looks very polished.

  • Celestial Deity

    Wasn't this one of the massive MMORPGs in For The Win?

  • Tcrowns

    Great news, it's using Unreal 3 UDK, it would be really nice if Epic would release UDK for the Mac so you could actually build an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad game using a Mac instead of a PC.

  • Anonymous

    Mac version? I'd rather have that than iOS...

    • aznguyen316

      I agree. I believe this is going to be sold on Steam (there's a store page for it) and if anything, if it's developed on iOS there would hopes to be a Mac version for it via Steamplay - so steam version can play on both WIndows and mac. We can hope.. but being on iOS gives me further hope that it probably will be on Mac if not on release day then down the road.

  • Hitch

    Give us a "virtual" analog stick and swipe to look controls and it'll be a win. Looked very... Difficult with the weird player and movement controls.
    Just my opinion however.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Looks like great fun! Co-op ftw! (Why does it bother me so much that the front player doesn't use his pointer finger? lol )

  • http://twitter.com/_yerro Chris Lee

    Can't really tell what's going on in the video, but the screenshot looks great!

  • Diemer

    does that narrator dude have lady-ish fingernails?

  • teh_er1k

    hey! this is the Torchlight Engine isn't it?!

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    The game looks really amazing and fun! I hope my mom would buy me an iPad so I can experience playing it on a touch screen technology. :)

  • XxFACTORWU$%*xX

    Hello will it some out for Xbox360 and will it have a 2 Player game split screen online game i hope it will

    • Cvdsfsgfdgdfgf

      it has 4 player split

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