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Fieldrunners 2: Acclaimed Tower Defense on PS Vita This Summer

Alec Shobin's Avatar + Posted by Alec Shobin on Jun 04, 2013 // Marketing & Strategy, Subatomic Studios

Fieldrunners 2 on PS Vita

Fieldrunners 2

Are you ready to defend the world? Fieldrunners 2, the “king of tower defense,” storms onto PS Vita this summer.

Everyone at Subatomic Studios is thrilled about launching Fieldrunners 2 on PS Vita! When we brought the original Fieldrunners to PSP back in 2009, we were completely overwhelmed by how much enthusiasm and support you all showed for our game. You folks are awesome, Sony rocks, and that’s why we’re bringing the biggest tower defense game ever to PS Vita this summer.

In Fieldrunners 2, our aim was to make everything bigger and better, while still respecting our fans as tower defense connoisseurs. We started by building a new game engine, which allows each and every enemy to carve their own unique path through the battlefield. Drop a tower in front of them? Their relentless waves wrap right around it. Use bridges and tunnels to create a killer choke point? Enemies get caught up in a huge traffic jam.

Fieldrunners 2 on PS Vita

Fieldrunners 2

How will you ever defend yourself against these legions of baddies? With over 25 devious new towers, those fieldrunners don’t stand a chance! Since our last encounter in 2009, the mad scientists at SubaLabs have been building the most cutting edge weaponry imaginable. You’ve still got the trusty Gatling Tower, but mix in a tower that throws bee hives at enemies and you’re ready to party! We’ve got towers that launch infectious syringes, guns that turn enemies into cows, flame throwing Jack O’Lanterns and more. On top of that, SubaLabs has also developed special, precision based attacks. Experience the magic of Christmas as Old Saint Nick lobs explosive presents from his sleigh with the devastating Santa Strike! With serious tactics and kooky weaponry, you are bound to have a blast with Fieldrunners 2.

Fieldrunners 2 for PS Vita is now in the final stages of development. Packing a new engine, crazy weapons and all new precision attacks, tower defense fans will be in for a real treat! We’ll be back soon to give you more info about all the cool features we’ve added, as well as a launch date. Get ready to… DEFEND THE WORLD!

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+ Vengeance1138 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:04 am said:

Most impressive! Insta-buy!

Really nice to see the large influx of games coming to Vita! Keep up the good work!


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

    Glad to hear that you’re as excited as we are about Fieldrunners 2 coming to PS Vita!


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+ Zionine on June 4th, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

Hmm.. I enjoyed this game on my iPhone.. but didn’t really finish it due to some lag and just boredom.. definitely would rather play this on my Vita.. especially with some trophy support to help with replayability. :)


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+ LordEleos on June 4th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

i have always wanted to try field runners but seemed to never have the money this time i think i will cant wait to play!


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:13 am said:

    The fieldrunners will welcome you with open arms. But it’s a trap! They’re the invaders so you don’t want to fall for their ruse. Don’t fall for their ruse!


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+ Elvick_ on June 4th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

YES.

PS Vita is in desperate need of more tower defense games, it’s almost sad.

Thank you~ Buying for sure.


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:12 am said:

    Awesome, our thoughts exactly! Time to get more hardcore tower defense games on Vita!


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+ Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

Do you like Vine videos? Check out this stop motion Vine vid I made yesterday to promote our upcoming launch: https://vine.co/v/b3rLtPJXQO9


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+ LordEleos on June 4th, 2013 at 7:13 am said:

I saw the video it was cool!


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+ vanwinkle on June 4th, 2013 at 7:16 am said:

Woah. Seriously guys, thanks for supporting the Vita and I can’t wait to pick this up.


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+ akisuo on June 4th, 2013 at 7:19 am said:

Sweet. I totally enjoyed this game on my iPhone and it is a instant buy for me for my Vita. Will there be any trophies?


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:24 am said:

    There will indeed by trophies! Glad you’re eager to get your hands on our game :)


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+ gilad_garon on June 4th, 2013 at 7:24 am said:

Any difference from the Android version?


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+ Vengeance1138 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:24 am said:

@8

Considering Trophies are mandatory for PS3 and Vita, i’d say there will be some…. ya


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+ WonsAuto on June 4th, 2013 at 7:31 am said:

When you say “25 new towers,” is that 25 more than the original Fieldrunners, or 25 more than the original mobile release of FR2?


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

    Since the original Fieldrunners.


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+ Mando44646 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:34 am said:

I’ll insta-buy it. Hope we dont have to wait too long…


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

    The wait won’t be long at all ;-)


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+ nikrel on June 4th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

I can’t wait!

My wife & I would have competitions on who could get the highest score, this is will be a blast.

Release purchase!

Thank you for bringing this to the vita.


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

    Excellent! You two are in for a real treat :)


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+ AwRy108 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:41 am said:

Is the version of the game going to completely unbalanced unless you dive into loads of microtransactions? The iOS version of this game is ruined by this concept, so I hope you’re being smarter about the Vita port.


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 7:49 am said:

    We don’t have plans for microtransactions in Fieldrunners 2 for PS Vita, so it should be right up your alley!


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+ wBENDERw on June 4th, 2013 at 7:43 am said:

BOOM PURCHASED NOW MAN!!!

doh i had my vita out at work ready guess i got to wait

lol

great work guys keep them coming!!!

warren


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+ wBENDERw on June 4th, 2013 at 7:45 am said:

there its on twitter #sony #psvita

woohoo #VITAFTW


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+ DJRWarEagle90 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:52 am said:

Yes! Had a blast playing this on iPod Touch!


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+ riccablues on June 4th, 2013 at 7:54 am said:

Deve ser bom, tem que ter em português!!!


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+ Squiggle55 on June 4th, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

This is a great surprise. Loved Fieldrunners and love the Vita. Thanks!


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 8:03 am said:

    Awesome! The PS Mini version of the original Fieldrunners garnered lots of fans, so we’re pleased to be bringing the sequel to this awesome community.


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+ avdavidw on June 4th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

Anyone that hasn’t played Fieldrunners 2 yet needs to pick this up. The original was great, but Fieldrunners 2 goes way above and beyond. Plus I bet it looks stunning on the pretty Vita OLED display.


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 8:22 am said:

    It does look glorious on the Vita OLED display :)


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+ J5xavier on June 4th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

i had this game on iphone and i have it on android guess what?? i still going to buy it for my vita~
dear sony you should bring some more smartphone games in to vita


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+ Despair-Amit on June 4th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

wow, this is a good surprise, gonna spend a lot of time on this one.


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+ aelurio1980 on June 4th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

OMG, I love tower defense. Thank you for bringing this great game to the vita.


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

    Hooray for TD on Vita. The console is PERFECT for it :)


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+ xClayMeow on June 4th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

High-quality TD game on my Vita? Hell yeah! Even better that it’ll be micro-transaction free!

Hope the price is reasonable. PS+ week one discount would be nice!


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+ Ryumoau on June 4th, 2013 at 8:26 am said:

looks interesting. Haven’t played many tower defence games outside of dungeon defenders. I’ll give his a shot as long as its priced right.


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+ Ryumoau on June 4th, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

@24 i also second a ps plus discount on it. :)


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+ RE_Player on June 4th, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

Always wanted to get into Fieldrunners and now that it is coming to Vita, my preferred platform at the moment, I will :D Thanks. Insta-buy from me as well.


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+ triedallthem on June 4th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

one thing i like so much about the first one though, is that it was also playable on PS3 and Vita, because it was a mini.
Any way this will at least work on PS3 as well? Maybe with cross-buy?


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 9:11 am said:

    I don’t believe we have plans for cross-buy or PS3 compatibility, but anything could happen!


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+ skyzap on June 4th, 2013 at 8:39 am said:

Is field runners 2 coming to PS3 also?


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+ BushLovesOsama on June 4th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

So is this just a vita exclusive? If so, you can count me in as a buyer. The vita needs more exclusives!


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+ LayonD_BR on June 4th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

That’s what I am talking about!!! How much it will cost?!


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

    We’re still trying to determine the cost. We’ll have more info about this after E3. Glad to hear you’re so excited!


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+ Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

I am a little surprised that no one commented on our sweet animated GIFs :P They’re so hypnotic I could watch them for hours!


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+ lisatsunami on June 4th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Yay, more Vita games, thanks!

And yes, Alec, that little embedded animated gif is an innovative touch to the blog. Especially helpful for those of us too lazy to click on videos, ;-)


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    + Alec Shobin on June 4th, 2013 at 9:31 am said:

    That’s what I’m talking about! Thanks for stepping up to the challenge :)


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+ GeoDarky on June 4th, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

This is awesome i can’t thank you enough but i’ll let my wallet speak ;)
also i hope we will see more games from Subatomic Studios i like your works.


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+ GGCAN on June 4th, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

Great !

Loved the first one and still play every once in a while.


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+ CrusaderForever on June 4th, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

TOWER DEFENSE ON VITA!! Thank you, this is as much a D1P as there could be for me. The graphics look amazing. Thank you for bringing Fieldrunners 2 to the Vita!


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+ ItaChu on June 4th, 2013 at 10:36 am said:

i hope its free for ps plus for a week …. that would be nice


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+ boob-monster on June 4th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

This is great the vita needs more tower defense games.


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+ HomieHesAKlown on June 4th, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

They should have did this a long time ago, already own and have beaten on the Itouch.


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+ angibri2000 on June 4th, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

Nice! Def buy for me….me and my son were all over the original FR. Question…are you guys allowing different control schemes? Meaning….touch/joysticks and maybe even back touchpad? Hope you guys give us that option.


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+ tusunami on June 4th, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

The news just keeps getting better for the PS Vita, can’t wait for E3 to see what more news is for the PS Vita!!!!!!!


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+ Crazy_Lunatic463 on June 4th, 2013 at 12:28 pm said:

Already bought this game on my phone but I am willing to buy it again for my vita :)


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+ PainOfSarrow on June 4th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

Comee Onnnn, what about ps3 ?


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+ wilfareus on June 4th, 2013 at 2:49 pm said:

this on that glorious OLED screen? :D
YESH


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+ GhostMachine1 on June 4th, 2013 at 3:17 pm said:

I’ve never heard of this game but it looks fun enough. :)


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+ EmperorKorea on June 4th, 2013 at 3:25 pm said:

i hope it’s priced accordingly. don’t want to pay a $15 for a 99 cents game.


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+ plaztiksyke on June 4th, 2013 at 3:26 pm said:

Really liked Fieldrunner on PS minis, but my main complaint was the sound quality — It sounded like 22khz MP3 or something. Will the Vita version use full bitrate AAC or WAV?

Are the graphics assets and render native Vita resolution? Any use of rear touch or Near/GPS?

As for Tower Defense titles on Vita, don’t forget that PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe and even Fieldrunner mini runs great on the Vita. The online multiplayer in PJM Deluxe even works on the Vita, which blew me away! Of course, there are minis like Vector TD (and Pac Man CE) that *still* won’t transfer to the Vita. Sony *really* needs to fix this so we can play content that we already own.


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+ maxikd on June 4th, 2013 at 7:28 pm said:

wow. I can’t wait! Fieldrunners is awesome! :D


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+ Shadow_Enz on June 6th, 2013 at 5:41 pm said:

I threw my money at my Vita but it just fell to the floor! Fix that! I threw somewhere between $2 and $7 ;) depending on my Playstation Plus membership *cough*

With Fieldrunners HD on Android for $2.99, please consider price options accordingly.


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