2008 Nintendo DS Game Lock's Quest Announced for Consoles

By Kelly Packard,
Re-releasing a charming Nintendo DS tower defense title from 2008 called Lock's Quest... why not? Players of the original may be surprised to hear it will be coming to current-gen consoles almost 10 years later. The original publisher was THQ. Now, the recently-combined THQ Nordic will be taking on a remaster of the game that will be out in April.

The current-gen version will feature completely revamped UI and controls, remastered music, and a new progression system. The pixel style of the original game was preserved but the visuals were also updated. The developers "always felt Lock’s Quest deserved a multi-platform release."


The original game starred Lock, a young boy who must defend his village from invaders, which leads to a larger war within his kingdom. The story goes through 75 days of warfare, unlocking different maps, turrets, traps and special abilities along the way.

  • Place Kingdom Force units to defend your capitol in a brand new Endless Mode - Antonia Defense!
  • Build up your fortifications each day to defend against a timed Clockwork assault. Use dozens of Turrets, Traps and Helpers to stop the advance.
  • Adapt your building and battling strategies as you access new materials and as your enemy’s intelligence evolves
  • Fight alongside your defenses, using context sensitive Special Attacks, and devastating Super Attacks, which impact a wide range of enemies.
  • Unlock the secrets of Kingdom Force and the Archineers via an engrossing story with a multi character cast, told via hand drawn cinematics and cut-scenes.

Lock's Quest doesn't have a release date but will be available in April 2017.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.