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Dungeon Defenders 2 now in free-to-play open Alpha on Steam Early Access

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Trendy Entertainment's hybrid action tower defence game Dungeon Defenders 2 has hit its open Alpha stage, meaning that anyone can now jump in and play it via Steam Early Access.

Alpha stage follows on from the release of last week’s 'Ascension' patch, which rebalanced the power of both towers and enemies, and added a level-up system to the game's roster of characters.

Alpha and Beyond update adds story content to Dungeon Defenders 2

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Trendy Entertainment has released an ‘Alpha and Beyond’ patch for its action tower defence hybrid Dungeon Defenders 2. The update introduces the concept of "rolling narrative" to the Early Access title.

Basically, this means that the game's story has been added, in the form of a new cinematic sequence and two remixed story maps, the Happy Throne Room and Ramparts - these set up events to follow in the game's next adventure pack.

Trendy "were going to be making a MOBA" instead of Dungeon Defenders 2

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In our recent interview with Dungeon Defenders creator Trendy Entertainment we learn the studio almost went down the MOBA route, but instead choose to 'reboot' with Dungeon Defenders 2.

They had a "bunch of classes" ready but "threw that away" and instead wanted a "real spiritual sequel" to the original game - "quality over quantity." They're keeping four classes.

Dungeon Defenders II - Steam Early Access Announcement Trailer

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Trendy Entertainment announced today that Dungeon Defenders 2, the four-player co-op Action Tower Defense sequel, will be available on Early Access in conjunction with the 2014 Gaming Awards through Steam on December 5th.

"With over six million Dungeon Defenders players across PC, Console & Mobile, we're thrilled to be able to offer them the chance to play Dungeon Defenders II," said Darrell Rodriguez, CEO of Trendy Entertainment. "At Trendy, we believe the best games are made in a partnership with their communities. For the last 12 months we've been quietly developing Dungeon Defenders II with a limited group of community members we call the Defense Counsel, and we are incredibly proud of our joint accomplishments. Now the time has come to bring the game to Steam and open it up a whole new channel of feedback through Early Access."

Trendy removing MOBA from Dungeon Defenders II thanks to fan feedback

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Trendy Entertainment has announced they've "hit the reset button" on their development of Dungeon Defenders II, which will be removing the MOBA-style elements of the game and returning it to its tower defense/RPG roots.

The decision was influenced by fan feedback, according to studio marketing director Philip Asher.

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