Combine the strategic planning and placement of tower defence with the levelling, skills, and fast-paced combat of defence of the ancients, and you've got Dungeon Defenders, coming this fall to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network, and PC.
Developed by Trendy Entertainment using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, Dungeon Defenders might have a generic name, but the gameplay looks to have more than enough character to make up for it. Trendy is calling it tower defence, but with up to four players battling online using four unique character classes, gaining new powers and skills as they level up, I'd say it has a bit more in common with a defence of the ancients type title than anything else.
Players will do battle against increasingly powerful enemies and bosses across fifteen different arenas with multiple game modes. Local four-player split-screen multiplayer is also included, which should make for some excellent multi-friend couch sessions.
As an extra added bonus for PlayStation 3 owners, a post on the PlayStation Blog indicates the game will support both Move and 3D on the console.
Look for Dungeon Defenders this fall on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and visit the official game website for a trailer, game info, and more screenshots.