An upcoming castle builder / real-time strategy game. It is the first polygonal 3D title in the series. read more
An upcoming castle builder / real-time strategy game. It is the first polygonal 3D title in the series.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is the latest title in Firefly Studios Stronghold franchise of "Castle Sim" RTS games, currently under development and set for release on September 2, 2014. It is the sequel to their 2002 title Stronghold: Crusader which is, according to Lead Designer at Firefly Studios, Simon Bradbury, "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." Firefly Studios are self-publishing the title.
The first gameplay demo was given to journalists at E3 2013 and the first gameplay trailer, showing pre-alpha footage, was released at Gamescom 2013. Both the demo and trailer showed off several new aspects that the game will introduce to the series.
The game is the first of the Crusader series to feature a 3D graphics engine, but will retain all of the elements of the original 2D game while adding new features such as "new units like the cruel Slave Driver, new beefed up AI opponents, dynamic on-map events like the Locust Swarm", as well as "new visuals, a new battle interface, and engine enhancements including effects, animations, and real-time physics." A brand new feature to the series is co-op multiplayer, in which 2 players take control of a single castle to share units and resources while fighting against common enemies. Crusader 2 will feature both a Crusader and Arabic historical single player campaign at launch. The game will mainly be based around skirmish gameplay, similar to the original Stronghold Crusader title. This will include, as with the original Stronghold Crusader, skirmish trails; in which players need to fight through linked skirmish maps with different set-ups in a particular order. The game is expected to be based more on warfare with little but substantial government.
As with previous titles in the series, there will be a full map editor for users to create and share custom maps for the game. Robert Euvino, who worked on previous titles in the series, is composing an all new soundtrack for the game.
Operating System: Windows® XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DirectX 9.0c
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 2GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GT 512MB or AMD Radeon™ HD 2900XT 512MB or better
Storage: 6 GB available HD space
Internet: Broadband Internet connection
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