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Dungeon Defenders for Mac has been slightly delayed, arriving the same date as the second Eternia Shards expansion next week, on March 15. Dungeon Defenders was also showcased at a GDC 2012 press briefing by Epic Games for Unreal Engine 3 in Flash over browsers. Epic VP and co-founder Mark Rein made a statement -- and then immediately retracted -- that DD would be free-to-play at launch.

"We definitely know we want to use that technology for a next product, but it's too early to say what that next product will be," Marketing Director Philip Asher of Dungeon Defenders developer Trendy Entertainment told us. "For all intents and purposes, it's just the mobile version in Flash."

Asher told us the demo was a port of the iOS version, Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave, with some graphical improvements, insisting that it was just a tech demo the team got together in four weeks.

"It could be a new game, it could be the PC version [of Dungeon Defenders] adapted to Flash," Asher elaborated. "The whole idea of that technology which really excites us is that it's a whole new way to play Unreal games. ... It'd be a little larger initial download, but it'll stream the rest of the game as you play."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.