Robot Entertainment, the independent studio formed by veterans of Ensemble Studios (Halo Wars, Age of Empires) shortly after that studio closed have unveiled an original fantasy action-strategy title called Orcs Must Die, releasing to PCs and digital download platforms on consoles this summer.

In the game, players defend fortresses against hordes of orcs, choosing from a variety of traps and weapons to "hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies." It's presented in a third-person perspective, allowing players to directly attack enemies while watching their traps set off.

"Don’t negotiate with them. Don’t just maim them. You must kill the orcs,” explained Robot Entertainment's bloodthirsty CEO Patrick Hudson. "Robot exists to make great games that our fans love. Orcs Must Die is our first original title, and we're counting on players to do what must be done: drive the orcs into oblivion!"