Thursday, 30 August 2012
Firefly Studios has announced that the next entry in the legendary Stronghold series, Stronghold Crusader 2, is set to march across digital battlefields in late 2013. Stronghold Crusader 2 will take legions of Stronghold fans back to the ancient deserts of the Middle East for more real-time mayhem between brutal knights and fiery Caliphs.
Firefly Studios will raise the stakes and build upon the trademark gameplay of the original Stronghold Crusader with stunning new visuals, a sleek new battle interface, and engine enhancements including effects, animations, and real-time physics. Stronghold Crusader 2 promises that epic fast-paced skirmishes against fiendish AI opponents will breakout on all-new maps with new unit classes, new traps, and new castle designs unlike any seen before in the series.
“Stronghold Crusader is our favorite game, it’s our fans’ favorite game and it’s the game we have been waiting to put into production for several long years now. Now Firefly Studios finally has that chance and we will not disappoint,” said Simon Bradbury, CEO of Firefly Studios and Designer of Stronghold Crusader 2.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is in development and funded by Firefly Studios themselves and the team will seek additional funds through the game-focused crowd sourcing service Gambitious. Additional funding provided by Stronghold and Firefly Studios fans will go towards polish, additional content, and self-publishing the game.
“Crowd funding is a revolution for small, independent developers like ourselves and through Gambitious we hope to supplement the development of Stronghold Crusader 2,” said Eric. “With the support of our fans we can release Stronghold Crusader 2 when it’s absolutely perfect and push the game to new heights.”