The original Defender Chronicles [$1.99] launched in the summer of 2009 and offered a unique take on tower defense with its vertically designed levels and inclusion of RPG elements. We thought it was great in our review and we even picked it as a top strategy game of 2009. Since that time Defender Chronicles developer Gimka has been hard at work on a sequel, and at long last the game is nearly upon us.

Gimka has recently posted some information about Defender Chronicles 2 in our forums, and based on some comments there from beta testers the sequel is even better than the original. It’s set to include 4 new heroes, 32 new abilities, 4 factions and 57 different units. There will also be a whole slew of new items and equipment to play around with, and the maps in Defender Chronicles 2 will be bigger and longer than in the previous game. Finally, it will be a Universal app with Retina Display support.

Click through the following screens provided by Gimka that introduce some of the characters in the game.

Unfortunately, one thing we don’t know about Defender Chronicles 2 just yet is a specific release date, but we’ve been assured that it’s coming relatively soon. Next week some additional information as well as a new trailer will be released, and we’ll be looking to get our hands on the game early to check it out. Keep your eyes peeled for more on Defender Chronicles 2 in the very near future.

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

    CAN'T WAIT!!! DC is one of my favorites TD ever... hope it'll feature game center achievements!!

    • Matt Paula

      It will :D

  • malohkan

    Defender Chronicles was one of my absolute favorites of all games on my iPhone.  I'll be nabbing this one asap.

  • http://twitter.com/SquishedMitten Tyler Piderit

    I am excited for this one. I really feel like I should play the first one, but not sure how it works on the 4S. The reviews seem to say it crashes a lot.

    • Matt Paula

      All of the crashing on the first one has been fixed ;).

  • http://twitter.com/BeRad_Ent Be-Rad

    This article made my day, thanks Jared

  • Adams Immersive

    I’d forgotten my obsession with DC! A dangerous force in my life, for sure...

  • drkhrse

    yeah, this is not good for my productivity. i lost many hours to the first game.

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

      try hundreds.. i think i spent more time on DC than on Skyrim...

      • drkhrse

        I was trying not to embarrass myself with the number of hours I spent leveling in that game.

  • dmarcoot

    One of best games on iPhone. I can't wait.

  • http://twitter.com/chaosz911 René de Groot

    Defender Chronicles was one of my first and most played games on the iPhone. A sequel would rock :)

  • Plast2

    I should probably correct the post above. What we have is 2 NEW heroes,
    and the two OLD heroes we know from DC1 (Melwen and the General), So 4
    heroes total in DC2. - Well... to begin with ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579415564 Christopher Humphries

    Amazing! I loved the first game. I am looking forward to this very much! If it is a universal app, that would rock.

    • Plast2

      It is :)