Aesthetes, petrologists, and art historians rejoice. They say that the past is etched in stone, but it’s time to smash those preconceived notions into oblivion because Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will be coming digitally to PlayStation 4 on August 28th and Europe on the 29th.

This part Tower Defense, part Racing, part Art History lesson, and all-smashing game from ACE Team is the rocks to the wall – or should I say rocks to the wall, am I right? – sequel to 2011’s deliciously off-beat Rock of Ages. In the game, players navigate artistic worlds, taking turns in defensive and offensive roles in an attempt to bash open the enemy’s castle and stomp them into a historical footnote.

In Bigger & Boulder, Atlas (no relation), the Greek Titan that’s tasked with the eternally dreary job of holding up the sky, has literally dropped the ball and must run through different periods of Art History to escape the consequences. And he’ll take all of the support he can get, because prominent figures throughout history are getting in his way; there’s no time to gather moss – start smashing down those gates! The conquerors in the game are each representative of their different periods of Art History, from Early Renaissance to Surrealism, and are presented in the series’ quirky, Python-esque, cut-out animation style.

One of the major changes to the gameplay in Rock of Ages 2 is the emphasis on co-op and competitive play, where up to four players can strategically plan their victory by way of merciless destruction via boulder!.There’s also been a complete revamp of how resources are accrued in the game, so players will not just have to defend their own castles, but resource nodes as well!

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder features include:Up to 4-person Multiplayer – A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, so that’s why ACE Team decided to up the gate-smashing stakes by beefing up the multiplayer features of the game. Play with up to four players online or locally in a 2v2 match to the crushing death.

The game will be priced at $14.99.