581396_largerOn August 1, the iPhone and iPad versions of Kingdom Rush: Frontiers [$1.99 / $3.99 (HD)] will receive a huge update that adds a new land, new enemies, new heroes, and what looks like a wicked crazy boss fight against a map-consuming Kraken.

The upcoming update's titled "Rising Tides," and as you're probably assuming, its set in a coastal and watery world. Iron Hide Studios released the following teaser, showing off the update's various finned enemies and the two new heroes. The former of which is a big turtle with a laser cannon. Can't go wrong with that.

We're guessing this will be an on-the-house kind of thing and not cost users any dough, but those details haven't been released quite yet. We'll keep checking. In the meantime, check out that trailer. We're stoked for this one!

  • speedyph

    Hopefully they will lower the cost of the heros dragon cost more than the app lol

  • jamessh1

    Looks awesome. Had plenty of fun with the free heroes.
    Could care less about IAP ones!

  • DAN13LG

    This. Looks. AWESOME!

  • Taclys

    I hope they add a least 1 more free hero, and then 1 paid hero.

  • Jake7905

    This is definitely the best TD franchise around, and this sequel did not disappoint. Charging more for a 'hero' then the cost of the game is completely illogical, and completely greedy. But a free update that adds new levels would make the hero costs much less insulting, and I might even buy one to thank the developers.

    • Flare_TM

      "and this sequel did not disappoint" hmm I dunno, true its more of the same good game but it didn't really innovate much. I had a lot more fun with Fieldrunners 2

      • Jake7905

        I guess it comes down to taste, I love TD games but was pretty bored by Fieldrunners 2. Kingdom Rush Frontiers is the superior game in my opinion.

  • John

    I can't imagine what would make you think this developer would release any content as a free upgrade. Their non-universal "overcharge for everything" IAP model suggests strongly this is one of the more greedy developers out there.

    • Jake7905

      Why would any additional levels be a free download? Simple, because the original Kingdom Rush added new levels free of charge. So it's likely the sequel will follow the same pattern. It's the 'hero' costs that are the rip-off.

    • andrew9oh7

      I don't think you know what greedy is.....might wanna go check out cash of clans for that.

  • jdmvette

    I too would like to see a dramatic change in the cost model for the heroes.

    I would be much more willing to pay 0.99 for each hero and buy them all vs the current costs and buy none.

    I am sure the developer would also make quite a bit more than they are making now by going for the lower price "quantity sale" than the current high price "quality sale".

    • andrew9oh7

      This.totally agree,I'd buy all the heroes then