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Fieldrunners 2 for Android coming this April, sign-up for the closed beta

Our friends at Subatomic Studios have just announced that the wildly popular Fieldrunners would finally be getting a sequel. It’s called Fieldrunners 2, natch, and it’s headed straight to Android at some point in April. Some lucky users won’t have to wait that long, though, because Subatomic is accepting applications to participate in a closed beta right now.

The game, already available on iOS, is considered one of the best in the growing tower defense genre, and it features over 20 hours worth of new levels ranging from desert-themed war grounds to lava-filled volcanoes. Some new weapons include a tower that launches killer bees, air strikes, mines, and more. They can tell you about all of the new game’s features better than I can, though, so take a look:

• Pint sized invaders seeking revenge!

• A tower that launches bee hives!

• Tons of levels in a 20+ hour campaign!

• Revolutionary AI – each enemy creates a dynamic, realistic path through the battlefield!

• Gorgeous, hand painted, 2D graphics by award winning artists!

• 20 unique, upgradeable weapons!

• Custom load-outs let you pick the perfect weapons for each battle!

• Air strikes, mines and powerful items so you can strike with the precision of a surgeon!

• Time Trial, Sudden Death and Puzzle maps bring all new challenges to tower defense!

• Trenches, bridges and tunnels add new dimensions to gameplay!

• Collect all the Elite enemies to become the ultimate tower defense champion!

• A tower that turns enemies into barnyard animals!

Head to this link if you want to try it before it officially lands. Once you’ve applied, Subatomic says you can expect to get everything you need to get started within a few days. We’re not sure how much the full game is supposed to cost just yet, but the iPhone and iPod Touch versions cost $.99, while the iPad version is a whopping $5.

I should note that companies sometimes price differently depending on platform — for instance, much of Rovio’s stuff was free coming over to Android while iOS users had to pay up. We’re not saying the same will happen here, but keep it in mind before you start writing it off. Read on for full press details.

FIELDRUNNERS 2 COMING TO ANDROID IN APRIL!

Get a taste of the much anticipated tower defense sequel by signing up for the closed beta

CAMBRIDGE, MA – March 26, 2013 – SUBATOMIC STUDIOS is excited to announce that their hit tower defense game, Fieldrunners 2, will be coming to Android in April! Fans have been clamoring for the game since it launched on iOS last July, so Subatomic Studios is pleased to say the development is almost complete. Do you want to help Subatomic Studios launch the tower defense classic ahead of schedule? Sign up for the closed beta below!


Beta Testers Wanted!

Subatomic Studios is looking for a handful of Android owners to help test Fieldrunners 2 on a variety of Android devices. If you are interested in helping out the developers, please click the link below to access the beta sign up form. Beta builds will be emailed out to testers several days after they have filled out the form below.


Sign up for the beta here: https://docs.google.com/a/subatomicstudios.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFROVC1ETG50V1ZIUnRqVVhHV2cxQ3c6MQ


Game Overview

Get ready to DEFEND THE WORLD! The biggest sequel in tower defense history is finally here: Fieldrunners 2 has arrived! From Subatomic Studios, creators of the award winning classic strategy game comes an all new adventure that was years in the making. Build epic mazes out of powerful weapons to defend the world from the invading fieldrunners!


Strategic-Action-Puzzle-Defense has never been this fun and addicting! Defend your world from the invasion by building winding paths out of imaginative, new weapons. Call in airstrikes and set explosive traps to hit the enemies where it hurts. Over 20 new levels span the grassiest fields, driest deserts, sparkling cities, and even an infernal volcano lair! Challenge your mind with the exciting new gameplay styles in Puzzle, Sudden Death, and Time Trial levels. Are you ready to stop the fieldrunners once and for all? Join the defense, now!


Key Features

• Pint sized invaders seeking revenge!

• A tower that launches bee hives!

• Tons of levels in a 20+ hour campaign!

• Revolutionary AI – each enemy creates a dynamic, realistic path through the battlefield!

• Gorgeous, hand painted, 2D graphics by award winning artists!

• 20 unique, upgradeable weapons!

• Custom load-outs let you pick the perfect weapons for each battle!

• Air strikes, mines and powerful items so you can strike with the precision of a surgeon!

• Time Trial, Sudden Death and Puzzle maps bring all new challenges to tower defense!

• Trenches, bridges and tunnels add new dimensions to gameplay!

• Collect all the Elite enemies to become the ultimate tower defense champion!

• A tower that turns enemies into barnyard animals!


About Subatomic Studios

Subatomic Studios, based in Cambridge, MA, is an award-winning independent developer of video games for handheld and mobile devices. Fieldrunners, the studio’s flagship game, combines gorgeous artwork with fine-tuned tower defense gameplay, allowing Subatomic Studios to captivate mobile gamers everywhere with a truly unique entertainment experience. Fieldrunners was first released for the iPhone and iPod Touch, followed by versions for the iPad, the PSP, the Nintendo DSi, BlackBerry, Android, Chrome Web Store, Roku, Gametree TV, and more! Fieldrunners 2, the studio’s second game, launched on July 19th for iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing revolutionary tower defense gameplay to a new generation! Fieldrunners 2 received an update that included in app purchases in October, followed by a free version in December, and a PC version in January.


Visit our home at www.subatomicstudios.com, join our Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/Fieldrunners), and follow us on Twitter @Fieldrunners (http://twitter.com/#!/fieldrunners).