- Orcs must die! 3 is a 3approx Person tower defense game now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
- Upgrade weapons and use them to defend yourself against enemies trying to break through the rifts.
- Get rewards and earn skulls to purchase new traps, weapons, and trinkets, as well as purchase upgrades to improve your arsenal.
In Orcs must die! 3, we introduced a new type of level that we call war scenarios. To better understand what these are, let’s start with how the idea of war scenarios came about. In an earlier one Orcs must die! The title we had was a scenario called The Wall. It looked great, and basically it was Orcs must die!‘s version of the invasion of Normandy Beach in World War II. However, it was missing two things: the ability to place traps on the battlefield outside the fortress, and we gave you a lot more orcs to kill. War scenarios were born here, at least on paper.
As a concept, war scenarios sound simple, but in practice it is a challenge to have hundreds of high quality art objects on screen, each with its own AI. It all started with a test level that we have now polished up and can be played at Orcs must die! 3 – The lava pits.
We knew we wanted the first war scenario to have an enemy entrance, and once orcs poured into the level we wanted you to feel like it couldn’t stop. Intimidation was the goal. However, if we were to intimidate you, we knew we had to provide you with the tools you need to defend the rift. This forced us to create a whole new set of traps that not only would be useful on the battlefield but were great enough to make you feel like you could handle any size army we threw at you to have. We made these tools mighty and great and called them machines of war.
The Mega Boom Barrel Launcher was our first war machine. For those of you who played the original Orcs must die!‘You may remember that we had a mountable ballista, but they didn’t fully achieve our goals. I think the Mega Boom Barrel Launcher brings that idea to bed. Not only is it one of the biggest traps in the game, but it also has a range that spans the entire battlefield. When the boom barrels land, they have a huge explosion radius that will make most enemies fly through the air. At first we were concerned that the trap was too powerful. Ultimately, we decided that since it is mountable, you need to decide how long to stay mounted and when to get out to stop enemies passing by.
Since the design department had a lot of ideas for War Machines, we had started a parallel discussion about creating more organic (ie non-mechanical) traps. Of course, we didn’t want to just play with organic traps indoors. War Machines would benefit from sharing this concept too, and one of the ideas we had was the Tornado in a Box. In early design discussions for this trap, it sounded almost impossible. We wanted the trap to take up a small amount of space and create a huge tornado at the same time. We wanted the tornado to move across the battlefield, picking up and throwing almost anything in its way. Tornado in a Box should have everything one Orcs must die! Fan loves in a trap – physics, crowd control and damage, all in one breathtaking event. Those goals were ambitious, but I think the programming and arts departments really delivered.
When playing war scenarios, you don’t just place mechanical and organic traps on the battlefield. You will also be placing AI characters that we have called War Guardians. The intent was to feel like putting other heroes on the battlefield to fight side by side with you. Not only do the War Guardians look impressive, they also have their own weapons, primary attacks, and custom secondary abilities. The knight charges the orc army with his huge broadsword to fight hand in hand, occasionally letting magical lightning swords rain down on him. Warguards are very healthy and can never die. They simply retreat to their base, kneel down, and magically heal over time so that they can re-enter the battle in full health. I don’t think it’s too much spoiler to say that War Guard weapons are also available for you to give you the same custom secondary ability.
These are just three of the 10+ war machines you can use in war scenarios. You will want to master them all if you want to take on the huge armies Orcs must die! 3 – Now available.
Orcs must die! 3
Robotic Entertainment, Inc.
Orcs must die! 3 brings orc-devastating chaos to a previously unimaginable extent. Alone or with a friend by your side, arm yourself with a huge arsenal of traps and weapons. Cut, burn, throw, and smash hordes of disgusting orcs in this long-awaited sequel to the award-winning series. New to the series are war scenarios in which players compete against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable war machines give players the firepower necessary to heave, stab, char and disperse the hideous intruders. More of everything – orcs must die! 3 is everything fans loved about the first two games and more. More orcs, more traps, more weapons, more upgrades, and even better looks. It’s turned up to at least eleven. New Story – Play through a brand new story set more than 20 years after Orcs Must Die! 2, where the war mage and sorceress rebuilt the order and trained new young apprentices. War Scenarios – All of the new War Scenarios fulfill the promise of massive proportions first made in Orcs Must Die! Face overwhelming armies of orcs outside on the battlefields around the castles. Thin out hundreds of orc waves before they break through the walls and smash your rift. Machines of War – You will need new weapons of death and destruction to deal with these hordes. Machines of war are traps on an oversized scale. Put down your mega flip trap and launch dozens of ragdolling orcs. Assemble your Mega Boom Barrel Launcher and unleash pyrotechnic glory. It never stops – the legions of orcs will come long after the story is over. Enter your name through weekly challenges in the Orcs Hall of Fame or see how long you can survive in Endless Mode. Take Drastic Steps – Orcs Must Die! 3 comes with the Drastic Steps campaign and free content including terrifying flying enemies, heroic war guards and of course other tools for destroying orcs! Scramble to Survive – In the new Scramble mode you compete against hideous orcs who develop themselves with increasingly difficult and scary tricks. But in every level you survive, you collect your own modifiers to fight back with!