The best part about the Kingdom Rush franchise is Ironhide Game Studio's constant support of its games. Ironhide is known for rolling out new content and updates for all of their games way after their initial release date, and on Thursday Kingdom Rush Vengeance received its first mini-campaign.
Kingdom Rush is a medieval tower defense series where your goal is to defend your kingdom against invading forces. Vengeance flips the franchise on its head by putting the player in control of Vez’nan -- an evil wizard determined to get his revenge. The goal of Vengeance is to conquer the kingdom instead of defending it.
Ironhide Game Studio's hit tower defense title Kingdom Rush has gone free forever on the Apple App Store. This is a steal for iOS users since playing the game does not require any in-app purchases.
The medieval tower defense game put the indy developer Ironhide on the map, and it is still considered one of the best tower defense games ever released. Most importantly Ironhide never forget its fans and has been releasing regular updates for Kingdom Rush even since it was released in 2011.
Ironhide Game Studio released a new teaser trailer for Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush Frontiers. The video shows the new endless challenge modes coming to both games. The Frontiers' level seems to have an Egyptian theme. You can see the bottom of a pyramid and Anubis-like bosses in some of the gameplay clips. It is also nice to know that Ironhide Game Studio took the time to add new enemies instead of just recycling the old ones. This is what makes Kingdom Rush and Frontiers two of the best tower defense games ever released.
It is still unknown if this will be the last update for the franchise. Developers typically only release an endless mode when they are finished with a game. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because the ending of Frontiers does hint at a possible third game. It is also hard to imagine that Ironhide will abandoned the popular franchise since they have been adding fresh content since Kingdom Rush was originally released in 2011.
After updating the Steam version of Kingdom Rush with The Curse of Castle Blackburn campaign, Ironhide Game Studio announced both Kingdom Rush and its sequel Kingdom Rush: Frontiers will be getting "Endless Modes". It has been over seven months since the last update was rolled out to Frontiers.
While this is good news, "endless modes" are normally the last and final update developers add to their games. However, Ironhide has been supplying Kingdom Rush fans with new content since it was originally released in 2011, so it is hard to believe this is the end of the franchise.