Bellevue, WA - December 2, 2011 - Hidden Path Entertainment, an independent developer based in Bellevue WA, announced today that Defense Grid: You Monster , the first full story expansion of the award-winning game, will be available for download from both Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade on December 7, 2011.
GLaDOS, the menacing AI from Valve’s awesome Portal franchise, guest stars in this new 8-level Defense Grid expansion. Players will battle not only alien hordes, but the deviousness of GLaDOS as she tests the player’s skills and changes all of the rules. In addition to the 8 new maps, Defense Grid: You Monster features 35 challenge missions, many new achievements and over 15 hours of additional game play. Defense Grid: You Monster will be available for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft points and requires the original game to play.
Hidden Path also announced that today the free Community Challenge update to the original Defense Grid game, has been released. This update features improved UI, over 30 new challenge missions and five new game modes, providing dozens of hours of new gameplay for free, whether players purchase the expansion or not!
Defense Grid: You Monster is just the latest chapter to Defense Grid: The Awakening. Joining previous map expansions: Borderlands and Resurgence, You Monster adds new environments and modes of play, requiring new strategies to beat back the aliens and defend humanity. Frequently cited as the best tower defense game available and one of the 25 highest rated games by users on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Defense Grid is for many the definitive tower defense experience.
About Defense Grid:
Defense Grid features beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack. The controls are intuitive and the gameplay is deep - the special attacks and properties of each tower work together to provide many ways to succeed. Together with expansions, the game now has 40 unique environments, each with a different placement of roads, tower build locations, and open areas to plan a strategy around.
About Hidden Path Entertainment
Hidden Path Entertainment is an independent video game development company established to develop and produce interactive entertainment software for current and future generations of video game consoles, as well as other computing platforms. Hidden Path's team is made up of industry veterans who have each contributed to highly successful titles in multiple genres and on multiple platforms. In addition to being hard at work developing new and exciting titles like Defense Grid on its own, Hidden Path is currently working with Valve developing Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. Hidden Path Entertainment can be found online at www.hiddenpath.com.
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