If you haven’t played Dungeon Defenders yet you probably should go do that right now. It is a role-playing game meets tower defense. It is extremely popular on both Android and iOS. Thankfully Dungeon Defenders FW (First Wave) Deluxe Edition is now FREEEE in the Android Market, thanks to the recently released In-App Billing or purchases that Google just announced.

Dungeon Defenders for those that didn’t know is the first Unreal Engine-powered game on Android and it has been huge success. For anyone that loves role-playing games, or tower defense games this is most certainly for you.

This is just the first of probably many to come in terms of games either lowering their price, or switching to free because of the in-app billing. I can’t wait to see more developers follow in Trendy, or GLU Mobiles footsteps and offer games or apps for free expecting to make a return with the in-app feature. For now that is all, read below for the full press release.

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave goes Free-to-Play on Android, shows off optimizations for iPad 2

Trendy launches a free-to-play version of DD:FW supported by Google’s new in-app purchasing, discounts iOS version to $0.99

Gainesville, FL – 29 March 2011 –

Trendy Entertainment will publish a free-to-play version of Dungeon Defenders: First Wave to the Android Marketplace today, now that Google has launched their new in-app purchasing system. This version will allow users to buy pets, armor, equipment, and a host of other in-game items via in-app purchasing.

“Android Market’s in-app-billing is a huge way for developers to provide content to gamers and Trendy is thrilled to celebrate this new feature by offering DD:FW for free to Android devices. We hope everybody with a capable device will try it out and tear up some orcs & goblins with us online!” -Jeremy Stieglitz, Development Director, Trendy Entertainment

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is also available on iOS, where it will go on a week- long sale of $0.99 to celebrate its optimization for the iPad2. Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is one of the only games on the iOS App Store to support full multi-threading on the iPad2’s dual-core processors, as you can see in the amazing iPad2 performance video linked below.

“The iOS version of Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is one of the first applications to take full advantage of the iPad 2’s dual-core processor and beefy GPU, providing gamers with an eye- watering, HD action-packed online RPG experience! To make the game accessible to everyone, we’re discounting it to $0.99 on iOS. Put simply, if you own an iPad 2, you owe it to yourself to play this game and experience what your powerful new device is truly capable of!” -Jeremy Stieglitz, Development Director, Trendy Entertainment