Defender’s Quest is coming to Switch, Level Up Labs has confirmed. A contractor has been brought in to port the game over.
Defender’s Quest is a tower-defense/RPG hybrid. The game originally debuted in 2012, but has received many tweaks along the way and has since been released on console with a new “DX” name. That should be the version Switch gets.
We have the following information and trailer for Defender’s Quest:
Defender’s Quest is a Tower-Defense/RPG Hybrid (Think Final Fantasy Tactics meets Tower Defense). It focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.
The battle system builds off of tower defense, with individual characters taking the place of towers. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. The overall game structure is similar to “tactical” RPG’s, but with a real-time battle system. Game speed is adjustable, and commands can even be issued while the game is paused.
It also features an engaging, character-driven story written by an actual English major! The story strives to be fast-paced, snappy, and always relevant to gameplay with minimal exposition. Finally, it’s got options and accessibility settings out the wazoo, so that you can have the best possible experience!