Introducing the Monk character class

How can you play a tower defense game without any physical blockades or traps? Check out the new trailer for Trendy Entertainment’s upcomingDungeon Defenders, which shows off how the Monk character class uses auras and buffs form a true defense!

Dungeon Defenders is equal parts tower defense and action-RPG. You’ll create a hero from one of four classes and develop your skills, pets, towers and abilities to fight off evil. You’ll also be able to share your wares, pets and skill with four-player local and online co-op.

Dungeon Defenders will launch on Oct. 19 for PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade, with a version for PlayStation Network to follow.

Tower defense meets action-RPG in watercolor

Dungeon Defenders is a hybrid of tower defence and action RPG, putting players in the role of one of four distinctive hero classes tasked with fending off hordes of invading beasties by strategically placing a variety of defenses and traps throughout their castle. Preorders are available now through GamersGate and Impulse.

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Here’s the official list of game features:

Tower-Defense Meets Action-RPG
Choose your class, customize your character and equipment, strategically assemble your defenses, and participate directly in action-packed battle to preserve your castle against the invading horde.

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Seamless online and Local Multiplayer
Team-up with 3 friends to defend cooperatively, with character classes that support each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Dynamically combine local (splitscreen) and online players, and leave/join any time, so that the game’s always full.

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Distinct Character-Classes
Each character class has a unique balance and set of weapons, towers, and special abilities, for a different style of gameplay.

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Loot & Level-Up
Grab the mounds of money and items that your defeated foes drop, trade them or store them for later use in your Item Box. Getting Kills and Completing Waves earns you experience points, which can be used to upgrade your character, your skills, your equipment, and your Towers on a per-statistic basis – do you want to enhance Hit Points, Attack Rate, Damage, etc? The choices are yours to make. Store your massive overflow of money in the “Mana Bank”, and then spend it to improve your equipment or trade with other players. Proudly show off your best equipment in your own “Adventurer’s Tavern”, without fear of item theft.

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Relentless hordes of enemies and Massive Bosses
Over 100 simultaneous enemies will attempt to tear through your defenses, and at key points gigantic Boss Monsters will appear to rain down havoc upon everyone. Only by employing the most effective defensive strategies, teamwork, and strong characters will you defeat such devilish foes. Many Enemy Types, run the gamut from big dumb Orcs swinging huge axes, to sly lithe Dark Elves striking from the shadows with bow & arrow, to crazy goblins armed with explosive packs. Unique boss monsters provide set-piece battles, among them a gargantuan Ancient Dragon and a cantankerous Goblin Mech.

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Variety of levels and game modes
Each level has a different visual setting, layout, enemy types, traps, and distinct scripted surprises. Four difficulty settings from novice to master, which also adjust the rate of experience and loot earned. Storybook-style cinematics tell the tale throughout the Campaign Mode, and endings vary depending on which characters were used. Survival Mode pits increasing waves of enemies against the players until they fall, with the goal being to defend long enough to achieve the highest leaderboard score. Challenge Mode allows players to play any level with uniquely altered rule sets and goals.

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A Mountain of Stats
Every shot you take, every kill you make, each defense you build, and every other action & event within gameplay is logged and recorded for posterity. Pore over the voluminous charts and graphs at the end of each session to analyze your team’s performance, quickly review your best statistics for each level, and compare your data online with other players to see who is the greatest hero of all. Furthermore, your Achievements are visible for all to see within your very own Adventurer’s Tavern, and the highest scores for each of your heroes are ranked on the worldwide leaderboards.

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A Helpful Friend…
Discover cute “familiars,” pets which tag along during your adventure, and provide distinct status and gameplay effects. These too can be levelled-up and customized, and even traded with other players… if you have the heart to part with your dear little friend.

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Stylin’
Expressive water-colored cartoon visual style, and self-aware humor that playfully tweaks classic fantasy archetypes.

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Downloadable Content
The developer, Trendy Entertainment, will be releasing additional character classes, equipment, levels, and game modes as downloadable content. Take your DLC with you into any online game.

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Dungeon Defenders will launch on Nov. 1 for PC, the PlayStation 3’s PlayStation Network, and the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade. Players who preorder the game from GamersGate will get an exclusive DLC familiar, the baby green dragon Argo.

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Argo starts out as just a tiny creature, but he packs a wallop in the form of stinging vampiric poison projectiles, which sap enemy hit points while adding a small amount to your own. He also boosts a variety of your Hero statistics, so level him up and he’ll not only grow in size and strength, but in benefit to your own character as well. An essential companion for any serious defender of dungeons. After the DLC is downloaded, you’ll find him in your in-game Item Box.

If you preorder the game from Impulse you’ll get Archimedes, a hatchling who periodically heals you while scratching at nearby enemies and boosts various Hero stats.