anomalydefenderslogo11-bit Studios made their mark on the App Store back in 2011 with Anomaly Warzone Earth, a gorgeous strategy game that took the tired tower defense genre and spun it on its ear by putting you in the shoes of the creeps rather than the one controlling the towers. Thus, the tower offense genre was born. They kept the tower offense train rolling the following year with Anomaly Korea, which felt mostly like an expansion of the original game, followed by Anomaly 2 last October, which was a full-blown sequel.

Now 11-bit has announced the latest game in the series, Anomaly Defenders, and this time around they're flipping the script back to a traditional tower defense game. The humans have fought back against the alien invasions on Earth, sending them scrambling back to their home planet. Not satisfied, the humans go after the aliens to their home planet, and in Anomaly Defenders you'll be playing as those aliens as you defend against the attack of the humans.

Whether it's tower offense, tower defense, or even some other genre of gaming, I'm confident that 11-bit Studios will make it a great experience. I actually love the premise of Anomaly Defenders, how you're now playing as the alien race and must defend your home planet. It's such an awesome twist on the series. No firm release date has been announced for Anomaly Defenders, but it's "coming soon" so we'll give you the heads up when more information is revealed.

[Pocket Gamer]

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  • BarneyStinson

    Yep, looks like classic tower defence game but visually stunning.

  • Jared Nelson

    Hmm, according to 11-bit's twitter, this isn't just another tower defense game. It's a groundbreaking new game genre called "reversed tower offense" 😛

    • bigjack66

      I thought the original was reversed tower defence, that was the point. Still this looks awesome. A2 was amazing and this looks good too.

      • Jared Nelson

        You missed the joke 🙂 "Reverse tower offense" is just a long winded way of saying "tower defense"

  • Michael Kimble

    I'm hoping that the next logical extension of the game is to have one player play TD and the other the Attackers in a Head to Head wireless battle. Doing that over an Airplay connected ATV with iPad/iphones as controllers/battle maps would be great.

    • Himmat Singh

      I think that's what the multiplayer component of Anomaly 2 was all about...

  • uFinKnow

    Instabuy! Can't wait. I need to find a release date.

  • ImJPaul

    Finally, all of us Tower Defense junkies have a game that brings enough original to the mix to justify buying!!! Woo!

  • JCho133

    This... Is.... AWESOME!

  • Aventador

    Anomaly 2 had tower defense in multiplayer, you could play as machines and upgrade towers.
    So will this be just fleshed out multiplayer option from anomaly 2 ?

  • DeLtAg1An9O

    And where does THIS WAR OF MINE go?

  • apolloa

    Wow! This was unexpected! My favorite is Anomaly Korea. But they are all great games. This will be very interesting to play. Kinda given up on Sentinel 4, but looking forward also to Defense Zone 3.

  • DemoEvolved

    I love 11bit, but I really expected something more innovative than this

    They need some new mechanic that subverts the genre