Dungeon Defenders 2 to leave early access next month

Dungeon Defenders 2, the free-to-play co-op tower defence action RPG—the only thing missing is 'roguelike'— has been in early access since, blimey, December 2014, but developer Trendy Entertainment has announced that it will finally release, for real, on June 20. June 20 2017, just in case there was any doubt. Chris Livingston enjoyed his time with the game shortly after it launched into early access, although more recently its Steam store page has been beset by negative reviews, which are generally complaining about added grind, as of a recent patch.

The free-to-play game is supported by several pieces of paid DLC, such as the Hero Army "mega package" that includes two new heroes and a big pile of additional costumes, and that will set you back an eye-watering £75.99.

Last year, 2D crafting game Terraria took part in a cross-over event with Trendy's game, which saw new items, enemies, and a new NPC being added to Terraria, from the world of DD2.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.