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Anomaly 2 Coming Soon: Tower Offense on PS4

Paweł Miechowski's Avatar + Posted by Paweł Miechowski on Feb 27, 2014 // Senior Writer, 11 bit studios

Anomaly 2 on PS4

Hey everyone, it’s Pawel Miechowski from 11 bit studios, here. Back in 2012, I had the pleasure of sharing information on Anomaly Warzone Earth. Today, I want to talk about the award-winning sequel to one of the world’s first “tower offense” games – Anomaly 2 – which is coming soon to PS4.

If you’ve played our first installment of the Anomaly series before, you know what’s up. If you’re new, please let me explain what Anomaly is all about, including some of its features. Anomaly Warzone Earth was one of the first tactical, reversed tower defense games in the world, where you didn’t control the towers (aliens), but rather the attackers (human forces) and defended Earth.

In Anomaly 2, the story continues right after the invasion of Earth in 2018. Our planet is controlled by the aliens, and humankind is almost extinct. Those who managed to survive are grouped in convoys. Your convoy is called Yukon.

In AWE’s sequel, you’re again playing as Commander, controlling him on the battlefield and supporting the units in your convoy with four special abilities which you deploy during missions. The very first abillity available to you is Repair, which is basically an area of effect healing. Next we have Decoy — an ability that baits aliens’ towers to attack the decoy and not the troops.

Anomaly 2 on PS4Anomaly 2 on PS4

The third skill in your arsenal is an EMP, which briefly stuns towers which will not activate again if not attacked. Last but not least is AIM, a skill that doubles the damage of your troops; it’s used to destroy high-priority targets.

On top of that, Commander can morph his units. There are five different unit classes (and every class can be upgraded), each having two morphing modes which opens up a lot of tactical opportunities for players. For example, Rocket Hammer, which has the highest damage of all units in the convoy and has a 360 degree view, can be morphed into Sledge Hammer, which has a higher range, but cannot attack units on its sides with only a 30 degree, forward-firing arc.

You may remember the tactical view we created in AWE. It allowed players to set the path for their units. We’ve decided to continue this perspective in Anomaly 2. Players are also able to mix units’ orders on their path to make more strategical decisions and have a better chance at defeating the invaders.

We’ve also added a multiplayer mode where opponents choose sides, either aliens or humans, and square off to see who’s the best on the block. Multiplayer is a mix of regular tower defense play in which one of the players controls towers, upgrades them, and uses their abilities, while the other plays much in the way you do during single-player missions. Multiplayer mode offers a tech-tree to develop unique strategies. And keep in mind that multiplayer mode’s pace is faster than in single-player!

Anomaly 2 on PS4

With all the improvements we’ve made in Anomaly 2, we aim to make it the ultimate tower offense game. Players have access to a prelude and 14 missions, which in total provides several hours of fun. Plus, the visual design is just beautiful; a brilliantly-rendered world and improved graphical engine.

The music has once again been created by Piotr Musial, who made the soundtrack for Anomaly Warzone Earth, too. If you’re a game music fan, we’ve shared all of our OSTs with the public. They can be downloaded here.

We will share more information with you soon. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, if you have any questions, please post them below — I’m here to answer them.

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12 Comments

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+ Gorvi on February 27th, 2014 at 8:22 am said:

Is there a chance we’ll see either Anomaly game on the Vita?


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+ Elvick_ on February 27th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

love tower defense games, so thank you for bringing this to PS4


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+ xAkademiks on February 27th, 2014 at 8:30 am said:

Yeah, I played the first one and it’s actually pretty awesome. Excited for this to be on the PS4, and the vita would be nice!


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+ Mando44646 on February 27th, 2014 at 8:56 am said:

no Vita? I dont play games on my tablet/phone but this would be an instant-buy on Vita.

Thanks for the PS4 support, will buy :)


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+ GeoDarky on February 27th, 2014 at 9:43 am said:

Hell yeah, i enjoyed the first Anomalyi became i addicted to this genre and this news made my day thank you guys ^_^


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+ Macello on February 27th, 2014 at 10:17 am said:

Please bring the iOS only sequels to the Vita! They’d be a perfect fit there.


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+ ECisMe on February 27th, 2014 at 10:45 am said:

I would buy it if there were a PS3 version.


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+ iREVOLTER on February 27th, 2014 at 11:05 am said:

Liked the 1st Anomaly, both on PC and PS3. Great to see Anomaly 2 is coming to consoles, hope for a PSV release in addition to PS4 if no PS3. A cross buy function will be appreciated for a PS4/PSV. Thanks in advance.


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+ tusunami on February 27th, 2014 at 12:35 pm said:

Never did get into playing the 1st game on PS3, but at some point i will try to & see how this gameplay grabs me or not.


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+ Mecha_Sonic_75 on February 27th, 2014 at 1:20 pm said:

The entire Anomaly series would be better off for the Vita, since this kind of genre is more fit to be played “on the go” (and not on Smartphones!).


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+ SpooNManX on February 27th, 2014 at 3:25 pm said:

I enjoyed the first one on the PS3, but I really hope this one is more balanced than the first.
The difficulty, especially towards the end felt impossible, and that was after I put about 30 hours into the game.

Also, this is an iOS port from 2013.. I really hope they don’t charge more than $5 for it.


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+ Paweł Miechowski on February 28th, 2014 at 1:39 am said:

Hey guys!

First of all, thank you for showing nothing but love and support! We all appreciate it a lot.

1. Vita
Unfortunately we have no information at this point whether we will be making any Vita ports or not.

#SpooNManX
This is not an iOS port – this is Steam port with some changes :)


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