Dungeon Defenders Unveiling Four New Penny Arcade Character Skins, Just in Time for PAX East 2012

Twain Harte, CA – April 2, 2012 – Is there a better way to get into the spirit of PAX than to have one of the best-selling digital titles of all time sport new and awesome Penny Arcade character skins? Trendy Entertainment thinks not, and as a result, are thrilled and honored to announce that for the PC version of Dungeon Defenders , several of the beloved webcomic’s characters will be playable as part of a special PAX-themed DLC pack on sale on Steam by Friday, April 6 ( http://www.dungeondefenders.com/PennyArcade)! Come by the Reverb Publishing booth (808) to see the Penny Arcade characters in action and to grab a giveaway card that will include a code to grab the character pack DLC for free! Supplies are VERY limited, so come by early and often.

“We’re all HUGE fans of the Penny Arcade strip, and of how they’ve consistently churned out hilarious and thought-provoking comics on the gaming industry for well over a dozen years,” said Jeremy Stieglitz, CTO and co-founder of Trendy Entertainment. “It’s a gigantic feather in our cap to hear that Mike and Jerry are fans of Dungeon Defenders – they’re famously selective about which games they work with, and we’re ecstatic to have made the cut. We hope these characters provide some levity and excitement for our PC players leading into the best gaming festival around.”

Here are the four Penny Arcade character skins coming to the PC version of Dungeon Defenders :

  • Cardboard Tube Samurai (Gabe’s alter-ego – skin for the Monk Class)

     

  • Tycho (skin for the Squire Class)

     

  • Annarchy (skin for the Huntress Class)

     

  • Jim Darkmagic (skin for the Apprentice Class)
In addition to all this Penny Arcade goodness, Trendy is awesome enough to give PAX goers a chance to play the upcoming Aquanos DLC (part three of four from the Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards DLC) before it’s live! If you’re at PAX, you definitely don’t want to miss out coming by Reverb’s 808 booth.

Dungeon Defenders is one of the fastest selling downloadable games of all time. Bringing together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression, it allows players to team up and fight across 15 unique maps, 30 challenges and four difficulty settings in all of the game’s loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory. Players control one of four distinct heroes in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with special functions, and players can create and customize/upgrade an armory of weapons and equipment.

Dungeon Defenders is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board and is available for download now on Steam for $14.99. For more information on the game, visit http://www.dungeondefenders.com/, like the game on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/dungeondefenders) or follow the Trendy team @TrendyEnt. For press contact, e-mail Jerry Whitehead III ( jerry@reverbinc.com) or Gregory Hutto ( gregory@reverbinc.com) with Reverb Publishing and Communications.

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ABOUT PENNY ARCADE:

Since 1998, Penny Arcade ( www.penny-arcade.com) has grown from a simple online comic strip into an industry-leading media company. With over 3.5 million monthly readers, the New York Times–bestselling “Penny Arcade” comic is widely considered one of the most authentic and influential voices in gamer culture and the gaming industry. Penny Arcade created PAX East and PAX Prime—now the first and second largest consumer gaming events in the U.S.—as well as Child’s Play Charity, which has raised over $12.5 million via gamers to benefit children’s hospitals. The Penny Arcade family also includes the PATV webseries network, the online reality show “Penny Arcade: The Series,” “The Trenches” comic, and industry news and commentary site “The Penny Arcade Report.” Penny Arcade is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

ABOUT TRENDY ENTERTAINMENT:

Trendy Entertainment is an independent Florida studio focused on rapid, low-cost development of broad-demographic games for digital distribution. It is composed of the co-founders of Artificial Studios Inc. and former directors of Ignition Entertainment, who have together released numerous titles for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 system, including Monster Madness and Cell Factor. For more information, please visit http://trendyent.com/.

ABOUT REVERB PUBLISHING:

Founded in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PSN, XBLA, Wiiware, Steam, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission. 

The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like ZEN Pinball, Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and many more. For more information about Reverb Publishing, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Reverb Communications

Jerry Whitehead III

jerry@reverbinc.com | (209) 586-1495 x104

Gregory Hutto

gregory@reverbinc.com | (209) 586-1495 x110  


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