Orcs Must Die! Traps Detailed

By Rebecca Smith, 7 years ago
Orcs Must Die! is an upcoming XBLA action / strategy game where players must defend fortresses under siege whilst finding the "best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies". In other words, the orcs must die.

Since the game's announcement back in February, developer Robot Entertainment has been detailing the sadistic looking traps that players must unlock as they progress through the game. First up is the Boom Barrel.

Drop these tasty explosive treats in tight corridors, light them up with your crossbow, then sit back and watch orc giblets paint the walls red. For maximum kill-streaky goodness, wait until large groups of enemies are clustered around a boom barrel before pulling the trigger.

For those of you who can't view the video, here are some stills from the trailer:

Boom Barrel Schematic

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Boom Barrel Screenshot 3

Boom Barrel Screenshot 2

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Secondly, we have the Arrow Wall.

Place these deadly beauties at the end of fortress corridors to cover an unguarded approach, or stick two across a hall from each other to shred a whole legion of enemies in a devastating crossfire.

As with the Boom Barrel, here are a bunch of stills from the trailer for those of you who are unable to watch it.

Arrow Wall Schematic

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Arrow Wall Screenshot 3

Arrow Wall Screenshot 2

Arrow Wall Screenshot 1

Orcs Must Die! is due to be released this summer. A price is yet to be confirmed.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.