The Tower Defense genre has demonstrated a clear evolution just on the Xbox 360 alone. We started with http://www.trueachievements.com/CRYSTAL-DEFENDERS-xbox-....htm
. brought us co-op game play while Toy Soldiers
gave us the ability to take direct control of units and towers. http://www.trueachievements.com/Plants-vs-Zombies-xbox-....htm
showed us that not all Tower Defense titles were about erecting mazes. http://www.trueachievements.com/Dungeon-Defenders-xbox-....htm
gave us Tower Defense from a third-person perspective as we had to have a powerful avatar work in concert with traps.
Each title has pushed the genre, but none take the bold leap forward like Anomaly: Warzone Earth
. This Tower Defense title is a Tower Offense
in which you control the minions moving forwards through a battlezone filled with AI controlled towers hellbent on stopping you from reaching your destination. Designed by 11-bit Studios, Anomaly: Warzone Earth
has already successfully debuted with PC, Mac and iOS versions. The upcoming XBLA version will include six "Tactical Trials" that are essentially a puzzle-mode.
Here is a gameplay trailer for the PC/Mac version of Anomaly: Warzone Earth
. Nice, shiny new HD graphics of the XBLA version will be provided within the next few weeks by 11-bit Studios. For now, this at least provides a taste of how the gameplay works.
Warzone: Anomaly Earth
is due for release on the XBLA this Spring.