Robot Entertainment have announced that their action-tower defense game Orcs Must Die! Unchained will launch on PlayStation 4 on July 18.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained released earlier this year on PC. It’s the third title in the Orcs Must Die series. The original debuted in 2011, featuring third-person action, tower-defense survival gameplay, and a cartoony art style. The 2012 sequel added two-player co-op  and both games were well-received.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained tweaked the formula and became a free-to-play game, adding three player co-op and competitive modes. Survival mode is the familiar tower-defense gameplay where up to three players place traps and fight off waves of invading monsters. Sabotage is the new competitive mode where two teams of three indirectly compete by defending their own maps. New items and abilities can disrupt the other team’s efforts.

An Endless mode challenges you to survive as many waves as possible, while Weekly Challenges offer new scenarios to conquer.

Unchained went through a lengthy development cycle in which an entire 5v5 MOBA-like gameplay mode called Siege was created and beta tested. It was an odd direction for the series to go in and not very well-received by fans. To Robot Entertainment’s credit, they completely dropped Siege mode in favor of focusing on the classic PvE content during last year’s beta.

PlayStation Plus members can grab a special loot bundle that includes in-game currency, skins, and more. It’s valued at $20 but free for PS Plus members until August 17.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained releases on July 18.


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