"We had strayed from making the kind of game fans wanted and the kind of game we wanted to develop. So, we've nixed the MOBA-style of gameplay and other 'extra' features we were talking about and instead are making the sequel we all want to play," said Philip Asher, marketing director at Trendy. "In late October we're going to kick off our first major community initiative to get fans involved in the development of the game, and start working with them to make the roleplaying and item systems as satisfying as possible."
A soft launch for the game is expected in the spring of 2014 on PC, Mac and Linux. Surprisingly, the game is still expected to be a free-to-play title. Those attending New York Comic Con can play Dungeon Defenders 2 in its new incarnation this weekend.