Vespa will be launching the closed beta test for their upcoming mobile “next generation tower defense RPG” game, Time Defenders on 6 May 2021. As previously reported, the CBT was supposed to start sometime this month, but due to overwhelming response in the number of applicants, the developer had to push it back.
Besides the tower defense battles, there looks to be an element of base building and character interaction, which is pretty standard. You can watch a couple of its TV commercials that have already aired above. Likewise, a teaser website for the closed beta had gone live – which you can check out here – alongside its official Twitter account for future updates, found here.
An easy comparison can be made to Arknights, of course, being a fellow tower defense game. Time Defenders utilizes 3D models over chibi spriteworks, and its map design likewise appear more complex besides the fancier effects on skills. The grids don’t look immediately apparent at first glance either. Going by the TV spot, the UI might look a little too cluttered, but of course, it’s only an ad and the closed beta is likely to bring about changes. Summer is relatively soon for its release, so look forward to it, since no changes to that have been announced.