The new co-op multiplayer game, Hell Warders, has now officially launched for Windows PC via Steam. Or rather, the game is now available for Steam Early Access.
Hell Warders is a new title from Ares Games that features third-person combat and a mash-up of hero and tower defense gameplay as well. In the game, players have to defend the Nexus from an assault by demons. Gamers can play as Ash the Ember Knight, cannon-wielding specialist Dead Eye the Tainted or crafty explosives specialist Samson III the Dethroned in teams of four to scout for power-ups and create an effective (and deadly) defensive perimeter.
All the characters have distinct abilities to face the demon horde, and the game has a number of thematic maps, each which have their own unique environmental twists. Players can also set up obstacles to defeat the demons, including archers, catapults, and mages. Players can also pick out where they want to place these items for maximum defensive cover.
Speaking on the game launch in an official press release, Ares Games CEO William Lau stated: “We’re huge fans of the tower defense and hero defense genres, so we set out to create an intense co-op multiplayer game that combined elements of the two. We first experimented with various play styles and map concepts – eventually settling on the idea of heroes scavenging for towers. Building Hell Warders around this core mechanic allowed us to break from the traditional resource management gameplay and put combat at the forefront.”
Hell Warders is available now for Steam Early Access in Windows Only for $14.99.