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Fieldrunners 2: Acclaimed Tower Defense on PS Vita This Summer

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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 said:

June 4th, 7:04 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:06 am

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

Zionine said:

June 4th, 7:06 am

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. :)

LordEleos said:

June 4th, 7:08 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:13 am

    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!

Elvick_ said:

June 4th, 7:11 am


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 said:

    June 4th, 7:12 am

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

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Alec Shobin said:

June 4th, 7:11 am

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

LordEleos said:

June 4th, 7:13 am

I saw the video it was cool!

vanwinkle said:

June 4th, 7:16 am

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

akisuo said:

June 4th, 7:19 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:24 am

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

gilad_garon said:

June 4th, 7:24 am

Any difference from the Android version?

Vengeance1138 said:

June 4th, 7:24 am


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

WonsAuto said:

June 4th, 7:31 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:38 am

    Since the original Fieldrunners.

Mando44646 said:

June 4th, 7:34 am

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

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    Alec Shobin said:

    June 4th, 7:38 am

    The wait won’t be long at all ;-)

nikrel said:

June 4th, 7:36 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:38 am

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

AwRy108 said:

June 4th, 7:41 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 7:49 am

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

wBENDERw said:

June 4th, 7:43 am


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


great work guys keep them coming!!!


wBENDERw said:

June 4th, 7:45 am

there its on twitter #sony #psvita

woohoo #VITAFTW

DJRWarEagle90 said:

June 4th, 7:52 am

Yes! Had a blast playing this on iPod Touch!

riccablues said:

June 4th, 7:54 am

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

Squiggle55 said:

June 4th, 7:58 am

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

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    Alec Shobin said:

    June 4th, 8:03 am

    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.

avdavidw said:

June 4th, 8:07 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 8:22 am

    It does look glorious on the Vita OLED display :)

J5xavier said:

June 4th, 8:09 am

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

Despair-Amit said:

June 4th, 8:09 am

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

aelurio1980 said:

June 4th, 8:14 am

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

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    Alec Shobin said:

    June 4th, 8:23 am

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

xClayMeow said:

June 4th, 8:18 am

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!

Ryumoau said:

June 4th, 8:26 am

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.

Ryumoau said:

June 4th, 8:29 am

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

RE_Player said:

June 4th, 8:29 am

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.

triedallthem said:

June 4th, 8:32 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 9:11 am

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

skyzap said:

June 4th, 8:39 am

Is field runners 2 coming to PS3 also?

BushLovesOsama said:

June 4th, 8:46 am

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

LayonD_BR said:

June 4th, 9:13 am

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

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    Alec Shobin said:

    June 4th, 9:14 am

    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 said:

June 4th, 9:13 am

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!

lisatsunami said:

June 4th, 9:17 am

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 said:

    June 4th, 9:31 am

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

GeoDarky said:

June 4th, 9:43 am

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.

GGCAN said:

June 4th, 9:51 am

Great !

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

CrusaderForever said:

June 4th, 10:32 am

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!

ItaChu said:

June 4th, 10:36 am

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

boob-monster said:

June 4th, 10:45 am

This is great the vita needs more tower defense games.

HomieHesAKlown said:

June 4th, 10:49 am

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

angibri2000 said:

June 4th, 11:56 am

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.

tusunami said:

June 4th, 12:25 pm

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!!!!!!!

Crazy_Lunatic463 said:

June 4th, 12:28 pm

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

PainOfSarrow said:

June 4th, 1:28 pm

Comee Onnnn, what about ps3 ?

wilfareus said:

June 4th, 2:49 pm

this on that glorious OLED screen? :D

GhostMachine1 said:

June 4th, 3:17 pm

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

EmperorKorea said:

June 4th, 3:25 pm

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

plaztiksyke said:

June 4th, 3:26 pm

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.

maxikd said:

June 4th, 7:28 pm

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

Shadow_Enz said:

June 6th, 5:41 pm

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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