Originally released in 1997 by Electronic Arts (EA), Dungeon Keeper was a PC strategy game made by Bullfrog Productions under Peter Molyneux (Fable, Curiosity, Godus).
Dungeon Keeper tasks players with building and defending their own evil lair while protecting it from “heroes” who seem bent on stealing treasure and killing all the nice monsters. It’s a nice flip to the traditional theme of defending against monsters, and it has a huge following.
Kotaku today reports that the game is returning, but not to the PC. Instead, Dungeon Keeper is headed back tot he digital realm on mobile devices, on iOS and Android.
Will it be free-to-play? My guess is probably, but as EA has an uneven track record with its recent free-to-play releases, from the generous Plants Vs Zombies 2 to the not so very well-received Real Racing 3, we’ll have to wait and see if it works with the Dungeon Keeper game mechanics.
So far, though, the game sounds pretty fun. Writes Mike Fahey for Kotaku:
Either way, EA promises this new Dungeon Keeper will have all of the evil that made the original so compelling. Building dungeons, filling them with traps, cackling with glee. You’ll be able to invade other players’ dungeons with your army. There’ll even be wit. We like wit.
We’ll keep an eye out for more details as they happen.