Stronghold Crusader 2 announced
Next title in the castle sim series to be partially crowd funded
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 30, 2012 - 10:38am EST (Aug 30, 2012 10:38)
Firefly Studios has announced the next entry in the Stronghold series with Stronghold Crusader 2.
Set to march in late 2013 on PC, 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 provide new visuals, a new battle interface, and engine enhancements including effects, animations, and real-time physics. Stronghold Crusader 2 promises fast-paced skirmishes against AI opponents that will breakout on new maps with new unit classes, new traps, and new castle designs.
“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.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is in development and funded by Firefly Studios themselves, and the team will seek additional funds through 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.
Over the past decade, the Stronghold series has sold over 6 million games under the Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, and Stronghold Kingdom banners.