Hero Defense: Haunted Island from developer Happy Tuesday has been updated to include the new PvP mode. It allows players to do battle against one another in the maps, using a handful of heroes and their special abilities while strategically battling through the hordes in the tower defense title.
Happy Tuesday sent out word along with an update over on the Steam store page, letting fans know that the PvP mode is alive and well. They mention in the post…
“It’s Friday the 13th. Today we are happy to announce the Start of Season 1. During the last 2 months we have been testing the Multiplayer with the support of our Steam community and tweaked and changed and adjusted.”
The launch of the PvP mode also comes with news that the game’s multiplayer season is full and well underway. The season includes a one-on-one PvP arena, a new seasonal leaderboard (which I’m sure they’ll be checking and monitoring in case hackers decide to run amok), three new multiplayer themed maps, and a brand new matchmaking setup to ensure that the players with the right kind of skills find opponents with the right kind of skills.
The hybrid, action-RPG tower defense title has been in Early Access since late January of this year. Players basically build up their hero skills, battle against the invading forces, level up and then rinse and repeat. In the single player portion it’s a fight against the arch villain Necrosis, but in multiplayer PvP it’s a fight against other players.
The game was supposed to be in Early Access for only two months, which means that it should have been out back in late March, but things haven’t quite gone as planned. Even still, they mentioned in the Early Access section that multiplayer was one of the things they wanted to get implemented before the full game released, so they’ve managed to knock that milestone out of the way. They still need to implement the trading card system and Linux support, which means SteamOS support.