We've been waiting nearly three years for a follow-up to Defender Chronicles, the title that popularized the "vertical tower defense" style of gameplay and was one of the most beloved games from a still young iOS App Store back in 2009. Well, the time is finally upon us, as Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia [$1.99] has just gone live in the US App Store.

Defender Chronicles II brings back all the things that made the original game such a hit, and improves upon them at practically every level. We took an in-depth look at the game in our preview from last week, and we'll be bringing you a full review in the very near future. However, if you were a fan of the first game you more than likely will be all over this new release anyway, and as always there are early impressions and discussion of the game rolling into our forums.

  • Noah

    Downloading now!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/rekzkarz#a0df5 REkzkaRZ

      Bought it, downloading now. Orig game was *great*, I firmly believe this will be all that -- and then some.  Can't recommend first game more.  One of the things that made me a believe in iOS gaming (as did Dungeon Raid).  Hoorah!

  • regkilla

    out now lol

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

    Downloading atm. I had a ton of fun with part 1 and part 2 will no doubt be awsome too!

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

    Playing now! Wow the game looks so much better! Can't wait to sink hours into this! Stoked!

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

    good bye diablo 3.. it was fun grinding with you...

  • Roland1580

    It's really nice, but... it looks too oldschool for me today. make me unseen the interface, please

  • RickyBrooke

    Have bought part 1 and 2 to play them both through in order..... Are the graphics better in the 2nd game?

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

      don't recall if the 1st one had retina support... but the graphics are crispy and looks better in my opinion

  • t0xic

    Dammit too addictive. Great one

  • Tower Defender

    Got it :). Tons of fun to be had.

  • DrFu79

    i played it through, with the help of a experience doubler (IAP) about 6 hours in the main campaign (game was released in daytime in germany). But i dont know, i's not the same as three years ago, my attention span for mobile games is ruined. i don't know if i will sink my teeth in again after my first marathon session.
    It's everything i liked about the first game and more, though.