Dungeon Defenders: Awakened Awakes from Early Access

Early Access is over for Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, and the tower defense action/RPG has now officially launched on Steam. The Official Steam Release Trailer shows off some gameplay and this post outlines new content that's part of the release. Here's the announcement:
Return to the realm of Etheria in a new adventure built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4. Experience the next evolution of Dungeon Defenders’ beloved fusion of action and tactics across a full-fledged campaign featuring fantastical new locations and returning fan favorites. Dungeon Defenders: Awakened 1.0 also debuts a range of special gameplay modes, towering bosses to surmount, and mountains of shiny loot to collect and equip for the battles to come.

Choose from one of four playable heroes and embark on an epic quest to save the land from encroaching armies of goblins, orcs, dark elves, demons, and other vile creatures. Prepare to fight during the Build Phase, creating crafty defensive barriers and overwhelming offensive structures to slow and thin the enemy’s ranks. Then leap into fray during the Combat Phase, weaving between foes while unleashing powerful character-specific attacks, abilities, and skills.

Fight to defend Etheria either solo or as a squad of up to four Defenders in online matches. Celebrate victory with hard-earned loot after clearing waves of enemies. Equip new weapons and armor while enlisting the help of pets to gain an edge before testing the team’s might in encounters with imposing bosses, such as the fiery and fearsome Ancient Dragon.

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened launches into version 1.0 with six difficulty modes crafted for Defenders of all experience levels, including Massacre mode, a new challenge with unique enemies to overcome. Experiment with varied game types like Pure Strategy and Mixed modes, each of which has specific rules to remix the core gameplay to test even hardened veterans, and tackle Challenge Maps, which raise the bar while sweetening the pot with greater rewards.

“We’re grateful to our amazing community for their support throughout the Early Access process and are confident Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is a triumphant return that brings back fond memories while ushering the series into a new era, said Augie Lye, CEO, Chromatic Games. “We’ve poured ourselves into this special project and are elated to welcome new Defenders into the fold now that Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is available in full today on Steam.”
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