The guardian of Heroes is Landed on Steam on September 29, Ready to subvert the ancient tower defense type. Yes, your custom hero team must prevent the enemy tribe from reaching your base, but they will also counterattack and advance to the enemy-eventually pushing them back to their base, where they wait for a powerful boss. Your army will advance automatically, but if you want to reach the plunder waiting at the end of each level, you need to rely on all your military tactics knowledge.
But most journeys start from humble beginnings. You start with only four nominal guardians, but as you win, new fighters will join your business, and you will be able to give existing fighters powerful new abilities. Each guardian has its own skill tree and unique tactical role; from the light bearer Nomia who possesses healing spells such as the ritual of light, to the ability to shoot arrows at an area or explode a row with a devastating blow Castien, the enemy’s archer.
After successfully completing a level, you will enjoy the loot and upgrade your guardian with new weapons, powerful potions and other consumables. You can also develop your army according to your play style, through a talent system that gives you unique permanent abilities after each successful battle, making units cheaper or increasing the impact of your attacks.
All of this is presented in a vibrant cartoon art style, making you excited to see the next battlefield and ready to meet any of the 180 unique enemies. We especially like the appearance of the boss waiting for you at the end of each level, from armored skeleton warriors to huge (and some kind of cute) bats.
Although you may be attracted by the cute aesthetics, once you start marching in Hyelore, you will witness the deceptive depth of its combat and progression system. Throughout the course of a battle, you not only need to strike a balance between support, fighters, ranged, and magic units, but you also need to summon more troops in the battle.
Are you throwing everything at the enemy in your last desperate attempt to push them away from your fortress, or are you prudent in economic management, taking a step back and regrouping to fight another day?
You are the commander, and these major strategic decisions are in your hands.
If you have been following the Guardian of Hyelore, you will find that it has undergone some makeovers, renaming itself from Tower Rush to a more attractive current name. Developer Megaglope Studios believes that the old title makes the game sound a bit like “tower defense”, but in fact it is more like a deadly reverse tug-of-war as the two armies collide and try to push each other back to the other’s base.
The newly named Guardian of Heroes will be available on Steam on September 29th. You can go to its Steam page to add it to your wishlist, or follow it in the official Megaglope (Facebook, Twitter) And free play (Facebook, Twitter) Social channels.