Go into the App Store and type in “Tower Defense” into the search field. You’ll see two full pages of tower defense titles -- and that’s not even half of the games in the genre. What you won't see is a game specifically called Tower Defense, as it's a Com2us trademark, and their enforcement of that trademark actually caused quite a bit of drama on our forums early last year. So what's the officially trademarked Tower Defense: Lost Earth game all about? Well, it actually sounds like it could be really cool.

The iPhone and iPod touch version of the game will be released on the App Store May 26th for $2.99, also, a universal version will be available for $4.99. Hopefully Com2uS (and other developers) continues this trend, as the lower-priced iPhone-specific version and higher-priced universal version is a great compromise to the double dipping we've seen with "standard" and "HD" releases. In the content department, Tower Defense: Lost Earth will have 9 towers, 10 enemy types, and 40 campaign levels spread across 5 differently themed worlds. DLC is planned as well, both adding additional maps and tower types.

The trailer makes the game look really cool, and we're excited to get our hands on it. Being the officially trademarked Tower Defense game, Com2uS might have set itself up for some potentially unrealistic expectations... but, we'll see how it all shakes out in our review once the game is released.

  • kevlar

    wooopie! another tower defence game. 

  • kevlar

    wooopie! another tower defence game. 

  • Duurtyduurty

     Looks like Field Runners.  Is there anything new and exciting about it?

  • Anonymous

     NOT a fan of the charge-more-for-universal plan... will confuse iPhone/iPod Touch users and subverts the point of universal apps.

  • http://www.smashd.de SmashD

    I absolutely LOVE TD games, but cell-shading look? (at least a fat black border around stuff if isaw that right) Well, we'll see. Happy about another TD though.

  • Anonymous

    There's a noticeable difference between the in-game graphics, and the promo scenery in that trailer...
    Yes; it looks pretty similar to fieldrunners. I think I was more hoping for the halo-esque 3D realism of the trailer.

  • Decoy Octopus

    I was hoping it would be more like Ngomco's Star Defense 

  • http://twitter.com/bivisgames Bivis Games

     Very nice trailer, but I didn't see anything new. Looks like Field Runner with an awesome trailer... But only this,
    Maybe new images or video showing the game itself...

  • http://twitter.com/araczynski andrzej raczynski

    i look forward to the ipad version getting a 0.99 sale so i can buy it and give them a 1 star rating for being as*hats.

  • Boorad

    Tower Defense is much more than Field Runners. This linked review is by someone who played the Beta and does a good job of describing the variety of mechanics. http://videogameholic.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/tower-defense-lost-earth-updated-preview-ios-iphone-ipod-ipad/
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    • Anonymous

      That's me! XD
      Haven't played Field Runners but graphics-wise it's very Com2uS-y, like a sci-fi version of The World of Magic. The artwork in the trailer is shown during the short story sequences. The actual in-game pixel art is actually very nice if you're a fan of it. Presentation is also super sleek, in both the menus and gameplay.

  • http://twitter.com/AhiruDuck Ahiru Nakamura

     I got to beta test this game, and it's AWESOME!!! waiting for its release, gotta grab it once it's out... 

  • http://twitter.com/LittleJob Brandon Godbout

    yes...this game is bad asss and im not even into tower defense games..i am now..