Wow, I've commented before on how remarkable it is that Foursaken Media is able to crank out new titles at such an incredible rate, but seriously, this is madness. They've just released Monster Adventures [$0.99] last week, and already they have announced two more new games in the pipeline. First is a spinoff title of their super popular block-building tower defense game Block Fortress [$1.99 / Free]. Called Block Fortress WAR, it's described as "an intuitive blend of MOBA, RTS, and block building gameplay." In the game you'll choose from 4 unique races, and then choose one of a handful of specific heroes from that race. You'll then create and customize an army using whichever race you've chosen.

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Gameplay consists of an all-out war as your army pours out of your own base and battles the enemy while you directly control your own chosen specific hero MOBA style. As you move across the battlefield with your army, you'll be able to gather resources and build defenses and turrets to protect them, eventually gaining control of the entire map and ultimately destroying your opponent's base. As with most of Foursaken's games there will be a single player campaign as well as online PvP. The screens above show off two of the different races in Block Fortress WAR, and the developers will be offering up more information and answering questions in our forums. We'll be following this one closely for more details and a release window.

The other game Foursaken has cooking and was just announced this afternoon is Bug Heroes 2. The original Bug Heroes [$4.99 / Free] was what put Foursaken on my radar way back in January of 2011. It expertly blended many different genres–the action of a dual-stick shooter, the character progressions of an RPG, and the strategy elements of a tower defense game–seamlessly into one cohesive experience. We loved it in our review, but it continued getting better and better through updates, including a huge version 2.0 update that hit several months after release. If that wasn't enough, there was even a story-driven spinoff called Bug Heroes Quest [$0.99] that offered more action and less of the planning and strategy of the normal title. Well, Bug Heroes garnered a very dedicated fan base, many of which have been clamoring for a proper sequel for years. That time has finally come with the official announcement of Bug Heroes 2.

o0vaLike Block Fortress WAR, there's really no solid look at Bug Heroes 2 just yet as things are still in the early stages. We do get that snazzy teaser image to the right, and what's the deal with that silhouette character hmmmmm? Intriguing. As for the game itself, naturally it will follow pretty closely to the original formula of building defenses to protect your stash of goodies and roaming around the battlefield fending off waves of enemies. You'll be able to control multiple characters on the fly again, though this time it'll be handled a bit differently. You'll choose two characters to take into battle and can switch between them at will, but the twist is that your non-controlled character will remain on the battlefield after you switch and will be AI-controlled. You can give your AI character simple order too like "follow" or "hold your ground."

In an even bigger twist you can forgo taking two characters with you at all and instead just take a single Legendary character into battle. The Legendary characters are much larger and more powerful, but you lose the ability to switch between two different characters, so using them will come with its own set of strategies. Finally, Bug Heroes 2 will contain single player, co-op and competitive PvP modes. There's even more little tidbits of info to be found in our forums, where people are already buzzing about the game.

I really can't comprehend how the four developers that make up Foursaken Media can manage to put out so many quality titles at such a fast pace, but I'm certainly not complaining. As a big fan of both Block Fortress and Bug Heroes, I'm super excited to see that sequels to both are in the works. Be sure to check out the threads in the forums for more and we'll keep you abreast of any new information for both titles as it becomes available.

  • brydude111

    Foursaken is amazing

  • dariusjr98

    Put both on watch list before I was even done with the first letter of the article.

  • dariusjr98

    I hope they also make N.Y.Zombies 3 in the near future.

  • Bool Zero

    My only concern is that with so many titles releasing in such quick succession that they may run the risk of being unable to keep up with updating and fixing them. While fun, Monster Adventures is not without its share of issues and then to have not one but two new games in the fray announced and in the wings... Well let's just hope they can maintain their level of polish and integrity they have come to be known for!

    Otherwise, this is cool news, both added to watchlist!

    • Foursaken Media

      I can understand the concern... but rest assured we will always spend the time to update and make sure our existing games are as "flawless" as we can make them, first and foremost (Monster Adventures already has an update waiting to be reviewed by Apple which should fix most - if not all - major issues that we know about; of course we'll continue to release updates in the future as well).

      Remember, Heroes and Castles and Block Fortress were released almost within a month of each other and they both have gotten a ton of updates throughout the year. That being said, we consider all of our games to be feature complete on release, even moreso as our engine grows and we launch games with things like co-op and PvP (which used to come later as updates) - so I can't promise that every game will have the content updates that H&C for example had.

      In the end, I know it may seem like it to some people, but we are not rushing out these titles at all. This is just our regular workflow and these games are coming out at a natural speed. We have a unique workflow, our own custom engine that we've been working on for years, and an incredibly versatile team that allows us to do this. Not only that, but we just love to make games... this is our passion and we "work" overtime every week just because this is what we love to do 🙂

      • dariusjr98

        You four are so awesome, I'm looking to be a video games designer when I'm out of school, and I hope I'm even half as good as y'all are. Y'all are one of my inspirations, please keep up the good work.

  • one.sixty.four

    Block fortress war sounds awesome. I've never played bug heroes, though.

  • Jake7905

    I see a Bug Heroes for 5 bucks, and a Bug Heroes for free, anyone know the difference? The free one seems like a full game.

    • Jake7905

      Or, is the free version playable without the IAP?

      • DannyTheElite

        IAP adds more characters

    • dariusjr98

      The five bucks, or Deluxe version is the same as the normal version, except the Deluxe version has all the IAP from the normal version unlocked. The Deluxe version is actually cheaper than buying all the IAP in the normal version, so I definitely recommend and encourage you to get the Deluxe version.

      • xStatiCa

        I love it when developers do that. I always prefer the full version purchase because I have all the content saved in iTunes and backed up. WIth IAP you are dependent on the developers to keep their IAP servers online even when the game is deemed extinct and no longer viable.

  • MasterEx

    The paid version includes all dlc packs and characters already unlocked

    • Jake7905

      Cool, thanks for the reply.

  • Xissoric

    This is awesome news

  • monoclespectacle

    Fours4ken MOBA-mash up en route!

    Awwwwwwwwwwww yeah!

  • ste86uk

    Block fortress war sounds great as for bug heroes I'll definitely give it a go.

    I do own the original bug heroes since it was released back before I knew who forsaken media were but I never really played it I think I'm going to have to try.

  • Peter

    THEY'RE ON FIRE! So many releases... 8D

  • BrushMyNoseOff

    Really great news! At this rate, I'm hoping to hear about the H&C sequel in about a month!

  • wovenskin

    Block Fortress is probably my favorite game so far on ipad. Can not wait for WAR!

  • Ramaz1234

    Very cool, I loved Block Fortress, Bug heroes was fun but didn't really get into it (downloading again right now) and Monster Adventures is amazing!! So point is i am super excited for this!!

  • Eidaven

    Awesome! These guys are one of the reasoned I love being an iOS gamer.

  • maraboubou

    I love you so much foursaken

  • xStatiCa

    I was hoping the block fortress war would have been an overlooking rts without controlling a character.

  • M4nam31s

    So, no more updates for Block Fortress?

  • WeMeet

    U guys have created the best games
    Premium games, Unique games, full of depth, and reasonable Iap purchases
    And honestly I would shell out a lot more money for ur games
    I love how ur games are not all but graphics but more about gameplay I'm not trying to say that the graphics sk in fact I prefer these graphics over modern combat 4 or nova 3 although both look pretty good on my ipad 4th gen