Defense Grid: The Awakening Available Today On XBLA

September 2, 2009

Defense Grid:
The Awakening
Available Today ON Xbox LIVE® Arcade

Hidden Path Entertainment, an
independent developer based in Bellevue Washington, has officially released
Defense Grid: The Awakening
on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.  This critically acclaimed
tower defense game is selling at a special price of 800 MS points ($10) and
provides hours and hours of intense gameplay.
“We built Defense Grid:  The Awakening with the Xbox LIVE Arcade audience
in mind from the very beginning. Its unique spin on tower defense gameplay is a
perfect fit, as it appeals to gamers of all skill levels, but has enough
challenge modes to keep those hard-core Xbox 360 users engaged for hours” said
Jeff Pobst, co-founder and CEO of Hidden Path Entertainment. “
Built on Emergent’s Gamebryo engine (Oblivion, Warhammer Online, Civilization
IV), Defense Grid: The Awakening’s features include
edge-of-your-seat gameplay, where players need to defeat hordes of invading
enemies by strategically building fortification towers around their base.   Each
base has a number of valuable power cores that players must defend at all costs.
 Enemies invade your bases in waves, intent on stealing all your cores and
escaping.  The player can stop them only by strategically selecting and placing
defensive towers as resources allow. .  This action all takes place in beautiful
environments, complete with 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

Other Key Game Elements:

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Defense Grid: The Awakening includes:

  • New Borderlands mission
    pack, which has four new advanced levels and 12 challenge modes.

  • A unique combination of fixed
    and open maps that encourage different strategies every time you play.

  • 24 total unique maps to
    strategically position your towers on and prevent alien enemies from
    stealing your power cores.

  • 100 unlockable challenge modes
    to extend your gameplay.

  • 10 different tower types,
    including Infernos, Teslas, Cannons and more.  Each tower can also be
    upgraded twice for devastating power.

  • All towers with unique tradeoffs
    that affect ideal placement, such as line-of-sight attack or ballistic
    trajectory fire; a large area of effect or damage over time; and minimum and
    maximum ranges.

  • 15 different types of enemies,
    each with unique capabilities and strategies

  • 10 hours of story and campaign

  • Custom soundtracks and loads of