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Orcs Must Die! 2 is set to receive its second expansion the Family Ties DLC and, no, it’s not about booby-trapping the home of an 80’s sitcom family. Though, if we’re all being honest with ourselves, we kind of wish it was.
After slaughtering thousands upon thousands of orcs in the core game, Robot Entertainment is offering Orcs Must Die! 2 players the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with the true power behind the green-skins’ throne with a battle against the legendary female orc, the “Ball and Chain.” Mildly sexist? Probably. But that doesn’t mean she’s any less prepared to smash your face off with her giant mace.
Headed to Steam on Sept. 26 (That’s, like, tomorrow!) for five bucks, the Family Ties expansion pack offers a lot more than just a single new crushing enemy. For starters, you won’t see Ball and Chain until the end of the three brand new chapters for single and co-op play, including Triple Threat, Breakneck Triad and Rush Hour.
Family Ties also offers a new endless mode conversion with an ever-present army of orcs empowered by the Ball and Chain in Breakneck Triad, Stairs of Doom and Servant Entrance. You’ll also get new weapons (the Stone Staff and Teleportation Ring), a new trinket (the Jar of Ghosts), new costumes and a bonus skull definition for besting a level without using any mana. Sadly, is no mention of new traps, which might come in handy when testing your skills against the massive Ball and Chain.