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The Anomaly series has some of the most polished, high-quality games on any mobile platform, and the next entry looks like no exception. While Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Anomaly Korea, and Anomaly 2 were all "tower offense" games (where you control a convoy of tanks and other vehicles being attacked by turrets), Anomaly Defenders goes for the more conventional tower-based approach.

But there's still a twist: this time you're playing for the alien side, fighting back against fascist human invaders. The initial trailer injects a little humor into the situation with a 40s-style newsreel, instructing members of The Hive in basic tower defense to kill "the organic maggots." Gameplay looks pretty typical for a tower defense game, with plenty of towers and upgrades. Anomaly Defenders has 11 Bit's typical state-of-the-art visuals (note: it's coming out for iOS and PC as well, so the final Android game might not look quite this pretty). It will be interesting to see if the multiplayer elements from Anomaly 2 can be retained with this shift in perspective and gameplay.

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We only wish the trailer included a date. It doesn't. Presumably "coming soon" means sometime this year, so we'll wait for Anomaly Defense with constricted atmosphere recycling units bated breath.

Source: 11 Bit Studios

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Adrian Meredith

    Surely the twist is this time your opponents are firing back? not many (any?) standard tower defence games have active enemies that attack you.

    • Himmat Singh

      So what's it like usually in TD games if your enemies don't attack? They just walk through?

      • http://www.facebook.com/danieltye88 Tungmeister

        Pretty much.

      • Sorian

        More or less, normal TD games, you setup towers in a path that the creep has to follow. They don't attack, but their overall health increases per level. Then they have different unit types (Fast, resistant to damage type, flying, etc.) to have to change/plan the tower layout.

        Anomaly series is in a small group that allowed you to fight the towers/be hurt by the creep.

  • jeffhesser

    this makes sense. You've made the assets to do a proper Tower Defense game. Hope it's good.

    • Himmat Singh

      Yep. I don't actually like TD games, but I'll play this since I liked the rest and there's a sense of continuity here. And yeah, they have the assets to do the game, and for veterans, we'd know how the units work for the most part.

  • Sorian

    Looks like fun, would like to see the multiplayer take advantage of both sides (defender and offence).

    • Himmat Singh

      Isn't this the case in A2?

      • Sorian

        Yes, A2 does have multiplayer, just the tower side is different in this version than in A2.

        Also, by linking the 2 games in multiplayer, you could have more users online. (Left for Dead 1 and 2 for PC do that now).

      • Sorian

        Yes, A2 does have multiplayer, just the tower side is different in this version than in A2.

        Also, by linking the 2 games in multiplayer, you could have more users online. (Left for Dead 1 and 2 for PC do that now).

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Ah, about time they gave us the alien side of the conflict

  • William

    I couldn't help to think of Bender. Looks like a fun game.

  • WhyWai

    man, I hope this game will come over to PSVita.

  • primalxconvoy

    Hope it comes to fire tv.

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