Gunpowder Comes to Stronghold: Warlords, the Newest Entry in the Legendary Stronghold Castle Sim Series
Firefly Studios reveals new gunpowder units, siege weapons, and resource chains
- Stronghold: Warlords is the upcoming RTS in Firefly’s classic ‘castle sim’ series
- Developed by Firefly Studios, Stronghold has over 7 million players worldwide
- Command and upgrade AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy
- Experiment with new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines, units and castle defences
- Sign up for the playable alpha demo for an exclusive first look!
London, United Kingdom – October 17, 2019 — Firefly Studios has released new gameplay footage of Stronghold: Warlords, the latest ‘castle sim’ in their historical RTS series. Introducing gunpowder to the series for the first time, Warlords features historical weaponry, gameplay, and resources true to the history of the famous black powder:
Announced at E3 2019, Stronghold: Warlords will be the first entry in the medieval RTS series to add explosives as a tool for your besieging toolbox. Due for release on PC, Warlords will build on classic Stronghold mechanics like fire and pitch by featuring the most disruptive weapon in the history of warfare, gunpowder! Bringing an end to traditional siege warfare the introduction of bombs, mortars, fire-lances, and even early day rocket launchers shook the foundations of castles and transformed the world.
Available at launch as part of the main single player campaign, multiplayer, skirmish and free build modes, gunpowder will feature heavily in the main narrative and multiplayer experience of Stronghold: Warlords. Players will be able to time explosions with gunpowder trails, blast troops off walls with new knockback mechanics, send suicidal fire oxen into attacking hordes and much more when the game launches next year.
Scheduled for release on PC in 2020, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:
The original ‘castle sim’ Stronghold combines the city-builder and real-time strategy genres, allowing you to design, build and siege historical castles. Now almost 20 years old, Stronghold has become a multi-million-selling franchise and household name for strategy and simulation gamers worldwide. A passion for large scale castle sieges, memorable characters, and British humor has earned Stronghold its enduring status in PC gaming as an RTS classic. Alongside six core titles selling seven million copies worldwide, the series has recently expanded to include free-to-play and mobile titles with over six million players of Stronghold Kingdoms, Firefly’s most successful entry in the series to date. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords visit www.strongholdwarlords.com or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.
About Firefly Studios
Firefly Studios is an independent PC and mobile game developer specializing in real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette of Caesar and Lords of the Realm fame, the company has brought to market many high profile and commercially successful strategy games. These include the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of seven million and Stronghold Kingdoms, which currently has five million registered players from over 100 different countries. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with 20 full-time staff. For more information visit their website at www.fireflyworlds.com.