As the sequel to one of our favourite indie games of the last few years, Defender's Quest II has already got us rather excited... and headhunted some seriously big guns. Having secured the services of Rust: An Elysian Tail's Dean Dodrill to animate the upcoming tower defence/RPG hybrid, Level Up Labs have now announced that their main theme will be scored by none other than the inestimable Nobuo Uematsu.
"We're extremely excited to be working with Uematsu-san for our next project." says programmer Lars Doucet in a press release sent to Dealspwn.com. "I remember playing the first Final Fantasy game when I was just a kid, and in an age when most games had nothing but simple electronic blips, I was struck by how I was listening to real music. His music elevated the story-telling and really set the standard that all games are based on today."
Doucet isn't wrong. Uematsu's body of work is the stuff of videogame legend, including the likes of Aerith's Theme, One Winged Angel and more (not to mention my personal forgotten favourite Rose Of May). It's yet another reason why Defender's Quest II should be firmly on your radar.
You know, seeing as the original Defender's Quest was utterly superb, and the sequel promises to expand on the tower defence gameplay, fleshed-out RPG elements and more in a brand new universe. Defender's Quest II is currently available to pre-order and slated for a PC/Steam release, though Level Up Labs have been flirting with other potential platforms. More as we hear it.