In a press release issued today, Robot Entertainment announced their new IP, Orcs Must Die!
. If you're anything like myself, the name Robot Studios doesn't ring many bells. Fortunately, a little digging has been done on all of our behalves. Robot Studios was founded by employees of the former Ensemble Studios, developers of http://www.trueachievements.com/Halo-Wars-xbox-360.htm
The press release describes Orcs Must Die!
with the following:
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.
In the true nature of press-speak, Patrick Hudson, the CEO of Robot Entertainment guides potential gamers with the following:
Don’t negotiate with them. Don’t just maim them. You must kill the orcs. Robot (Entertainment) 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!
While the game isn't set for release until this summer, attendees of the upcoming PAX East event in Boston will get the chance to try out the game at Robot Entertainment's booth (booth 761, if you're interested and planning on attending).
Robot Entertainment also gifted us an announcement trailer. Enjoy!
Orcs Must Die!
will be released as a downloadable title and is set to drop this summer.