Watch 40 Minutes of Stronghold: Warlords China Campaign Gameplay With Dev Commentary

“Wuselfaktor” is my new video game genre specific word and Stronghold: Warlords has it in wusel-buckets. …I am 100% sure that isn’t correct usage of the term.

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Watch 40 Minutes of Stronghold: Warlords China Campaign Gameplay With Dev Commentary

New footage from Firefly Studios showcases the latest improvements to their upcoming ‘castle sim’

London, United Kingdom – July 16, 2020 — Brand new single-player gameplay footage has been released for Stronghold: Warlords, the latest RTS ‘castle sim’ from BAFTA-nominated developer Firefly Studios. Taken from the Chinese portion of the game’s 31 mission campaign, the ‘Armies of Yan’ occurs toward the end of the Warring States period in 226 BC.

Build and besiege in ancient China –

Over the course of 40 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay, Firefly Studios’ Senior Programmer Matt Smith walks players through the latest additions to the castle building RTS series. Showcasing new units like the Fire Lancer, the titular warlords mechanic, and castle sieges, this video is the first in a new series providing an early look at the game’s main single-player game mode.

As Stronghold: Warlords approaches launch, new campaign preview videos will be released to tease game features and improvements, but also to collect feedback from players. With particular attention to community requests, new Warlord abilities, and of course ‘wuselfaktor’, the developer has been paying close attention to user comments and suggestions since the game’s E3 reveal. For over a year now Firefly has been processing feedback on the game’s visuals, sound effects, and most recently gameplay using their Steam Game Fest demo, which was downloaded by 30,000 players in one week.

“By using open production, inviting feedback and iterating on the fly wherever possible, Stronghold: Warlords will be a community-driven addition to the series,” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Director at Firefly Studios. “With hundreds of thousands of wishlists Warlords is the most anticipated title we’ve had since Stronghold 2 and I think a large part of that is down to the discussion we’ve had with fans on our Discord and YouTube.”

Castle builders will be able to journey from ancient China and Vietnam to feudal Japan and the Mongol Empire when Stronghold: Warlords launches later this year. Scheduled for a Steam release on September 29th, 2020, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:

About Stronghold: Warlords

The latest ‘castle sim’ RTS from Firefly Studios, Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI warlords across the battlefield. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with their own unique perks, characteristics, and upgradeable abilities. Use them to boost your industry, fortify defenses, or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game, and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth. Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly’s first game to recreate the castle economies of the Far East, allowing you to command Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons and a completely new way to play Stronghold. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords visit

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC games developer specializing in real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed by 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 over seven million registered players. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with around 30 full and part-time staff. For more information visit their website at or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.