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Dungeon Defenders 2 hits Steam early access next month

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When Wes Fenlon got his hands on Dungeon Defenders 2 last year he mentioned that it had the potential to be a "200 hour addiction". The sequel promises to introduce a bunch of new features to the cooperative tower defence game, most of which Wes detailed with much aplomb in his preview. Today Trendy Entertainment announced the game will release December 5 on Steam Early Access, so start stockpiling tinned food, I guess.

The catch is that, while the game is planned to eventually go free-to-play, the Early Access version will set you back at least $30 (there's a $70 option with a host of other bonuses as well). Trendy describes this early content as "premium" in its press release. The pre-alpha build will open up the game's first region, with four playable characters.

Check out the celebratory trailer below:

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.