Trendy Entertainment has released an ‘Alpha & 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.
Other additions include a Daily Bonus system which rewards players for the first five maps they complete each day, a reworked Nightmare Mode which should provide better experience and loot, and various new legendary items, passives, costumes and spheres.
You can find the full rundown here. "With this update, we get one step closer to Open Alpha when the game is open to everyone," writes Trendy. To that end, the team has set up a 20% discount for the game on Steam until September 7.