Fans of tower defence will be thrilled to know that a Defense Grid sequel is now in full swing, after an investor bolstered last year's Kickstarter campaign.
“Through the DG2 Kickstarter campaign we were able to not only raise money and make more Defense Grid content, but we created a shared engagement around the project with thousands of backers for several months," explains Jeff Pobst, CEO of Hidden Path Entertainment. " The excitement, involvement, and passion that the community displayed around Defense Grid directly helped us engage an investment partner and make DG2 a reality.”
A new investor means that Hidden Path can open the taps on full development, while rewarding all Kickstarter backers with a free copy.
As in the original, players will battle to protect their power cores against a brand new threat, placing both "new and familiar towers." Cooperative and competitive multiplayer, along with user-generated content creation and sharing, has also been confirmed.
Defense Grid 2 is slated to release in early 2014 - presumably on PC. Other platforms haven't been announced yet.