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Dungeon Defenders: Coming to PSN with Move & 3D Support

Jeremy Stieglitz's Avatar + Posted by Jeremy Stieglitz on Aug 25, 2010 // Founder of Trendy Entertainment

“Welcome brave heroes to the dungeons of Etheria!”

Or so says the “Spirit of Champions”, your tour guide in Dungeon Defenders, the new swords-and-sorcery action game coming to PSN this winter! Let me introduce you to the basics of what DunDef (as we affectionately call it) is all about. Inspired by the cooperative antics of Castle Crashers, along with the careful interplay of strategy and tactics in Defense of the Ancients, DunDef is a definitive genre hybrid: cooperative tower defense and online role-playing action bonanza!

Whether you’re playing locally (in one-to-four player split-screen) or online (which also supports split-screen), DunDef puts you in control of one of four unique Hero classes, tasked with defending your ‘Eternia Crystals’ against increasing waves of ‘toon-fantasy baddies.’ To achieve this you’ll upgrade your Hero’s statistics, develop unique new abilities, and collect & upgrade an arsenal of weapons & equipment, and even raise your own pets.

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At any point you choose to, you can decimate the tide of creatures spewing forth from the ‘Creep Spawners” when building your defenses across the map. Unlike most tower defense games, however, you won’t just sit back and watch your defenses annihilate your foes. In DunDef, you jump directly into the action, and hack up tons of enemies with your beefed-up hero alongside your allies. Among the variety of enemy types (with their various attacks & behaviors), are huge mini and full on boss monsters arriving to support their cannon-fodder minions.

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There’s lots more we’d love to tell you about, including the intricacies of each Hero class, the powerful upgrading system & the Mana Bank, and the various game modes including a campaign, survival and challenge missions. All in good time… for now, we should also mention that the game fully supports Sony’s awesome 3D TV (stereoscopic) technology, and the PlayStation Move for an immersive experience!

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Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to check out the “Features” section at dungeondefenders.com to learn more, along with more preview coverage soon. We hope to see you all online in the realm of Etheria this winter on PSN.

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+ Onvertic on August 25th, 2010 at 8:04 am said:

Looks awesome.


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+ JaguarCRO on August 25th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

Looks very interesting and I love to see downloadable games supporting Move and 3D!


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+ PublicSudoku on August 25th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

I’m in love. Day one, etc.!


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+ MarinoBrea on August 25th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

Stieglitz? mmmm, are you one of the inglorious basterds?


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

    That guy was my grandfather


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+ UNCyrus on August 25th, 2010 at 8:07 am said:

Reading this has me very intrigued. Looking forward to more info on this. Good work, guys.


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+ QuothTheRavings on August 25th, 2010 at 8:08 am said:

So.. Fat Princess meets WoW?


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+ MaikelSteneker on August 25th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

Looks interesting! Will there be a demo? I’d like to test the Move controls first.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 9:49 am said:

    Definitely will be a demo on PSN a couple weeks prior to the full release!


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on August 25th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

i preorder my MOVE last weekend…
i’m eager to own this game.
but can i ask you something
when will you release Castle Crashers for PSN
i dont really want th ge, but people here on the blog REALLY WANT THAT GAME every week they ask for it.
can you please release that game. cuz now since everyones want that game
i want it to! ^^


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+ gillettjoe on August 25th, 2010 at 8:11 am said:

3D support is a great money maker. I have a 3D TV but because of the (so far) limited support for 3D games I feel obligated to buy them ALL.

Would have bought this anyway though, might have to pre-order a move now. Oh well.


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+ jkash4 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:12 am said:

Yea, looks like a combination of Fat Princess, World of Warcraft, and wizard 101


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+ Zezzler on August 25th, 2010 at 8:12 am said:

Wow, looks like it could be tons of fun with a couple buddies! looks really interesting, hope you guys show more on the blog, and maybe even a demo too!

BTW, glad to see that PSN titles are including 3D and Move support.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 9:51 am said:

    Yah, there will be updates coming out at regular intervals over the coming weeks detailing more info on how the Move works in DunDef, and going into more detail about the RPG & Tower Defense mechanics, the characters, abilities, etc.

    The 3D functionality, of course, is pretty self-explanatory… and awesome to behold :)


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+ JumpMan33 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:14 am said:

This is an interesting take on tower defense genre. Online co-op sounds like it will be a lot of fun.


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+ odd69 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:15 am said:

Im buying this nuff said


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+ MaestroX on August 25th, 2010 at 8:16 am said:

Looks really good… Not a huge tower defense fan, though. But online coop rpg sold me.


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+ DR_BLIZZL3 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:16 am said:

Fat Princess rated T haha


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+ ForgiveMyAim on August 25th, 2010 at 8:17 am said:

Inspired by DotA!!!! SWEET PLZ TELL ME NO MONTHLY FEE


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+ Akimitsu782 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

@8 They already said that it’ll be released next Tuesday, on the 31st.

Also, this game looks like a lot of fun. I like the fact that there will be Move support, as well as 3D support. I also love that there is local and online multiplayer.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 9:56 am said:

    Cool, one unique aspect of how the multiplayer works is that you can drop-in/drop-out additional split-screen players into online (or local) gameplay dynamically at any time, simply by pressing “START” on additional controller, and then selecting or creating a hero. You can also use heroes saved on different PSN profiles among splitscreen players, so for example your little brother doesn’t have to mess up your carefully-leveled heroes/items :)


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+ SarshelYam on August 25th, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

WOW! Looks incredibly deep and polished.

Now I don’t mean to pull from an obvious segue into a future blog post, but the Move support tickles me and there’s absolutely no mention of HOW it will support it. Jeremy, if you have a moment and can answer this, I’d be most appreciative.

Regards and thanks for the post!


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 9:59 am said:

    We’ll hopefully get more chance to go into detail regarding the Move (maybe a live demo) in subsequent updates, but basically the mouse acts like a aiming cursor, allowing to to aim anywhere in 3D space. With just the gamepad, your hero uses some intelligent autoaiming, but with the Move you get to pinpoint your attacks exactly (with the option for some autoaiming still so that it’s not too challenging). It also helps for the placement of Towers, so that you can quickly move and rotate them in 3D space. Finally, it makes all the UI’s “cursor-driven”, so that you can interact with them a bit more naturally.

    It’s been a lot of fun working with the Move, and is the Trendy team’s preferred method of playing the game… on a 3D TV too :)


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+ Sindred on August 25th, 2010 at 8:20 am said:

WOW!! Just what the gaming Doctor ordered!


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+ Airwalkinman17 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:20 am said:

Holy crud that looks pretty amazing!
Got my eyes on this one now. Can’t wait to see more.


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+ ForgiveMyAim on August 25th, 2010 at 8:23 am said:

Can the PS3 players play with PC players like other upcoming morpg
Even if it can’t still day one for me


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

    We’ve been thinking about this too. It’s do-able, we have it prototyped at the studio — but probably not in the initial release since it would need more testing (don’t want to delay the game for that :)


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+ Mosh_Pit on August 25th, 2010 at 8:27 am said:

I like how the music makes this trailer so huge lol.


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+ DAVEHUDSON on August 25th, 2010 at 8:28 am said:

that game does look mint the online fun looks cool ad ur not going to have any one havein ago at you if you die etc etc like you do on wow going to have to get this


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+ SpiritThief on August 25th, 2010 at 8:34 am said:

As long as I don’t have to use or have a move for any reason expect to have it I’ll get it.

3D gives me headaches:(

Looks good tho. So what about replay value. I see level 21. Is there a cap? Will the game have a NG+ kinda mode similar to other crawlers that just increase levels and what not?


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:09 am said:

    The Move isn’t required, DunDef is fully playable with gamepad. There is a level cap of 60, to prevent the game from getting tooo crazy until we generate more content for yet higher-level heroes to face. Indeed there is an INSANE mode unlocked after you complete one of the normal difficulty modes, which switches up the enemies and drops much rarer loot. There are also a set of Challenge missions which alter the game rules and provide different objectives, very difficulty oriented towards the highest-level heroes. Tasty rewards tend to be the result of completing these Challenges (the best familiars, etc)…


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+ Shinmigami on August 25th, 2010 at 8:34 am said:

Yes, it looks like a must buy to me. And with all these 3d games for ps3 coming out it looks like a 3d tv might be a must buy for me next year.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:10 am said:

    You won’t be sorry… 3D + games = win :)


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+ Korbei83 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:36 am said:

I like it. I’m getting it.


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+ joseph2411 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:38 am said:

This game is awesome and the rpg/tower defense hybrid is a great idea. I want it day one!


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+ RavageHeitaro on August 25th, 2010 at 8:39 am said:

Coooooool! Tower defense inspired by dota gameplay and Fat Princess visuals with Move support….this is a day one for sure :)


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+ gillettjoe on August 25th, 2010 at 8:46 am said:

They’re Xbox360 screenshots. Controveeeeeersial.


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+ MarinoBrea on August 25th, 2010 at 8:58 am said:

@29 gilletjoe

Xbox 360 screenshots indeed, although in this case instead of “controversial” I’d say “detrimental” lol. I doubt the 360 version is 3D ;)


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+ toology01 on August 25th, 2010 at 8:59 am said:

Wow this game came out of nowhere for me. I want I want. I need I need. Hope the move support works well with this game as that is my next purchase.


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+ solo013 on August 25th, 2010 at 9:03 am said:

Oh yeah! That’s the best looking PSN game I’ve seen. I still need to go pre-order my move stuff and eyepet too. lol


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+ TheForbiddenOne on August 25th, 2010 at 9:05 am said:

This looks amazing! Came out of nowhere too.


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+ rospondek on August 25th, 2010 at 9:11 am said:

If anyone wants a demo it is already released on PC. udk.com/showcase-dungeon-defense.html
Try it.


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+ JvDirty on August 25th, 2010 at 9:15 am said:

I def need a demo first, i’ve been burned off of trailers before haha


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:14 am said:

    Yup, demo will be coming to PSN before the full game release. It’ll be an awesome fully-featured demo too :)


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+ NoobianGod on August 25th, 2010 at 9:15 am said:

Wow! It is about time to see a non subscription RPG online for the PS3 that looks like a lot of fun and not some newer metrosexual game.

Kodos to you fellows! I can’t wait to see what this is priced at because I would love to get into it with some of my friends.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:14 am said:

    It’s gonna be… significantly less than you would think :D


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+ jakerooskii on August 25th, 2010 at 9:18 am said:

@34 that’s an extremely old demo


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+ rospondek on August 25th, 2010 at 9:27 am said:

Yest it is but the gameplay will be the same. Just to see what you can expect ;)


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+ Heisem on August 25th, 2010 at 9:31 am said:

looks interesting


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+ dragonmagician on August 25th, 2010 at 9:33 am said:

OMG, so many RPG PSN games coming…Castle Crashers, Deathspank2, Costume Quest, and now this.


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+ BlooodyCow on August 25th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

Demo? Will the be a demo?


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+ loadstone007 on August 25th, 2010 at 9:42 am said:

Looks really good, and I really love the split-screen support! However, why is the camera so zoomed in? It looks too crowded this way. Hopefully it can be modified.


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

    Yup, camera zoom levels are fully customizable, and save to your profile. You can play from a behind-the-character 3rd person view like in much of the trailer footage, or from a zoomed-out RTS style view, or various settings in between. We realized not everyone would like the same value, and also different zooms are often useful in various circumstances.


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+ dinene1 on August 25th, 2010 at 9:47 am said:

is the move a whole new system or is it just a special controller u can use on the ps3?


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:20 am said:

    Move is a combination of the (already-released) PlayStation Eye and an (upcoming) Move Controller, which enable the PlayStation to fully interpret the Move as an object/pointer in space, both for in-game controls (full 3D position and accelerations) and augmented reality (overlays onto the camera footage), among other things. It’s pretty crazy, check out Sony’s demos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9ybHddDMgM


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+ Rayziel on August 25th, 2010 at 9:51 am said:

Online,move support and 3D?

Count me in;)


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

    See you online this winter then! Look out for a purple-yellow Squire named “Drayowin” ;)


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+ Korghano on August 25th, 2010 at 10:04 am said:

This looks like a heck of a lot of fun, and Move support?! Count me in, I just pre-ordered 2 Moves, a NavCon and Sports Champions last week. Looking forward to hearing more.


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+ joejohnPSN on August 25th, 2010 at 10:04 am said:

“Create and customize an AARRRMMORY of weapens!” lol. Can’t wait for this game.


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+ Hellman on August 25th, 2010 at 10:14 am said:

Smart idea to incorporate PS Move, because for that reason alone I will buy this game good job guys!


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+ Revolutionary on August 25th, 2010 at 10:15 am said:

I was skeptical prior to watching the video, because of the game’s art style (very WoW/Torchlight/etc.)… but the video impressed me. DoTA-like gameplay on the PS3? Count me in!


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+ dinene1 on August 25th, 2010 at 10:16 am said:

so is a a subscrtiption fee game or wat?


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    + Jeremy Stieglitz on August 25th, 2010 at 10:21 am said:

    There are some online persistence aspects, but no subscription fee :)


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+ jonathan_val on August 25th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

Co-op for 4 players offline and online…!!!
Day 1 for me :)


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