, the studio behind the upcoming Age of Empires Online
, has announced that it's bringing Orcs Must Die!
to "personal computers and consoles this summer." The game is billed as "a white-knuckle blend of action and strategy" and tasks players with defending their fortress from an Orc onslaught.
In addition to fighting the Orcs personally, players can also set traps throughout the fortress to crush, impale, immolate or otherwise kill the invading horde. Orcs Must Die!
is planned as a download-only title for PC and consoles, making PSN and XBLA likely candidates for console distribution. Check out the first screens in the gallery below and find the debut trailer after the break.
ROBOT ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS ORCS MUST DIE!™ First original game from the independent studio behind Age of Empires™ and Halo Wars™ announced PLANO, Texas – February 24, 2011 – Robot Entertainment unveiled their latest creation today, the fantasy action-strategy game Orcs Must Die!™A white-knuckle blend of action and strategy, Orcs Must Die! challenges players to defend fortresses under siege. With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs. "Don't negotiate with them. Don't just maim them. You must kill the orcs," insisted Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment. "Robot exists to make great games that our fans love. Orcs Must Die! is our first original title, and we're counting on players to do what must be done: drive the orcs into oblivion!" Orcs Must Die! will be available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers and consoles this summer. Players who want to get their hands on a playable version of Orcs Must Die! can visit Robot Entertainment at booth 761 during Pax East, which runs from March 11th to 13th in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information can be found by visiting the game's official website at www.OrcsMustDie.com. About Robot Entertainment Founded in 2009, Robot Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Plano, Texas. Formed by veterans of Ensemble Studios, the creators of Halo Wars and the Age of Empires franchise, which has sold more than 20 million games, the studio is focused on creating original games that are unbearably fun. Robot can be found on the web at www.robotentertainment.com, www.facebook.com/RobotEntertainment and www.twitter.com/RobotEnt. ###