The lights are on
11bit Studios announced a proper sequel to its "tower
offense" title Anomaly: Warzone Earth today. Anomaly 2 adds multiplayer, the
ability to play as the defensive towers instead of the offensive convoy, and a
new unit-morphing mechanic.
Set in a post-apocalyptic future where the alien machines
have conquered Earth and desperate convoys of humans roam the wasteland
scavenging food and supplies, Anomaly 2 builds on the original's concept of
navigating a maze of towers with a slowly moving convoy of vehicles supported
by godlike commander powers.
Every unit has a "mech form" with alternate capabilities,
adding new tactical options. Multiplayer allows two players to go head-to-head,
one as the towers and the other as the convoy. Alternate endings await players
depending on their decisions during the single-player campaign. Above all,
Anomaly 2 has a great foundation to build on and looks to be a solid evolution
of the concept rather than a glorified level pack like 11bit's last release.
Anomaly 2 comes to PC, Mac, and Linux this summer. Given the
first game's success on mobile platforms, we assume that iOS and Android
versions are in the works as well though the developer has not confirmed that
at this time.