While Destiny will set all sorts of PS4 records through the weekend and beyond, there are still other games set to release for PlayStation 4. They just so happen to be giving Bungie’s opus some responsible space. Take, for instance, Anomaly 2. After a bit of a delay, the Anomaly 2 PS4 release date is next week.
Anomaly 2 is an interesting take on the tower-defense genre. Namely, it focuses more on the “offensive strategy” than it does the defense. The “reversed tower defense” game, as the developers call it, will release on Sept. 16.
Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the game Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and adds a multiplayer mode.
The Anomaly 2 multiplayer mode on PS4 is a bit different than most PlayStation owners have experienced. In fact, it’s different than most any gamer who’s played a tower defense game.
Rather than have a defending team try to double-down against an onslaught of individual soldiers and/or vehicles, Anomaly 2 puts gamers’ skills to the test by pitting tower defense vs. tower offense.
The action unfolds in the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018. With the planet overrun by alien machines, humans are on the verge of extinction. Traveling together in huge convoys, they search the frozen tundra for food and supplies.
Sounds like a pretty standard resource-based affair, right?
It’s not. Since the war, the roles have been reversed. Humanity now seems to be the anomaly on a machine-controlled planet.
The core elements of the original game — tactical planning and the on-field Commander to support troops in combat — are fully intact in Anomaly 2. However, now you also have the ability to morph troops into war mechs and explore more than 1 million tactical combinations to build your squad.
The PS4 game also has alternative endings depending upon your approach to enemy machines in the campaign mode.