COVID-19 Pushes Stronghold Warlords into Next Year

Firefly Studios has announced the release date for their upcoming RTS ‘castle sim’, Stronghold: Warlords, has been moved from September 29 to January 26, 2021. Citing the impact of COVID-19 on team members, Firefly says this new date will result in the best possible Stronghold experience for fans of the long-running series. “We hadn’t intended for the recent global situation to impact our development, and when we announced September 29th as our release date we fully believed we would succeed in meeting it,” the company said in an official statement. “That said, the effect COVID-19 has had on us as … Continue reading COVID-19 Pushes Stronghold Warlords into Next Year

New Stronghold: Warlords Video Shows Off Customizable Castle Defenses

Firefly Studios has just unveiled 10 minutes of fresh gameplay for their upcoming feudal RTS, revealing six customizable siege defenses available in the game at launch on September 29th. Living up to the series’ legacy as a ‘castle sim’, today’s reveal has everything from caged tigers to gunpowder traps and frontline barricades: To defend against the 16 unique troop types and 10 siege weapons in Stronghold: Warlords, players will be able to customize their walls with traps and bolster outer defenses. From classic Stronghold staples to new gunpowder-fueled defensive traps unique to this new entry in the series, Stronghold: Warlords … Continue reading New Stronghold: Warlords Video Shows Off Customizable Castle Defenses

Stronghold: Warlords to Release Worldwide in September

Firefly Studios are proud to announce that Stronghold: Warlords, the latest entry in the legendary ‘castle sim’ series, will be released worldwide on September 29th 2020. Set to launch almost two decades since development started on the original Stronghold, the date and new co-op mode were revealed exclusively as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event in a new multiplayer trailer. At launch Stronghold: Warlords will include full multiplayer functionality, support for AI opponents and a unique co-op mode allowing two players to work together building, defending and besieging from the same castle. “Multiplayer will include the ability to play … Continue reading Stronghold: Warlords to Release Worldwide in September

Stronghold Warlords Releases the Exploding Oxen

British indie developer Firefly Studios has just revealed four new pieces of siege equipment coming to Stronghold: Warlords, their latest entry in the legendary ‘castle sim’ series. Drawn from multiple historical accounts of inventive uses of gunpowder and livestock, the siege engines of Warlords are truly something to behold: “Admittedly we added powder kegs to the oxen, but everything else about them is authentic” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Director at Firefly Studios. “There’s a lot of slapstick, Monty Python style humour in the Stronghold DNA and we couldn’t resist bringing these brave beasts to life in video game form!” Based … Continue reading Stronghold Warlords Releases the Exploding Oxen

More Stronghold Warlords Units Revealed

Developers of the classic castle builder Stronghold, Firefly Studios has revealed three special units coming to their latest game in the series Stronghold: Warlords. Inspired by legendary combatants from the Mongol steppe, Japanese shogunate, warring states period China and tribes of early Vietnam, Stronghold: Warlords features both classic and all-new units drawn from history. Introducing the Mongolian Horse Archer, Chinese Fire Lancer and General! Exclusive to the new Military Academy structure, these special units will each possess a historically accurate ability that can turn the tide of battle in your favor: Mongolian Horse Archer Building on their colt following in … Continue reading More Stronghold Warlords Units Revealed

War Dog Petting? Stronghold Warlords Developer Answers 80 Fan Questions

Firefly Studios teased new features, modes and units in a rapid fire Q&A video featuring over 80 community questions. Senior Programmer Matt Smith discusses everything from hot keys and talking peasants to the final unit count and DLC. He even addresses the central question of whether you’ll be able to pet the (war) dog in Stronghold: Warlords. “After 20 years designing RTS titles, we have a good feel for what players want from Stronghold,” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Director at Firefly Studios. “That doesn’t mean we can say yes to everything, but as a handful of devs working with our … Continue reading War Dog Petting? Stronghold Warlords Developer Answers 80 Fan Questions

Stronghold: Warlords Developer Diary Reveals New, Classic Features

Firefly Studios has released a pair of developer diaries for Stronghold: Warlords, the latest historical real-time strategy game in their legendary ‘castle sim’ series. From siege towers and Fear Factor through to new formations, combat and wall building, Stronghold: Warlords will launch with a bevy of player-requested features. “In terms of core features Warlords is a love letter to fans of the series,” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Director at Firefly Studios. “We’ve taken Stronghold to a completely new setting, but also brought back fan favourite units like Laddermen and Siege Towers. In addition, we’ve made some big improvements to unit … Continue reading Stronghold: Warlords Developer Diary Reveals New, Classic Features

E3 2019: Stronghold Warlords Goes to Ancient Asia

Today Firefly Studios revealed Stronghold: Warlords, the latest historical real-time strategy game in their legendary Stronghold series. Making its way to Windows in 2020, this new entry will allow players to control AI commanders across the battlefield. From the 3rd century BC China through to the coming of the Mongol Empire in 1200 AD, Stronghold: Warlords allows players to relive famous historical battles and sieges against great khans, imperial warlords, and shogun commanders. “We’re adding a touch of grand strategy to Stronghold,” said Simon Bradbury, Lead Designer at Firefly Studios and creator of the Stronghold series. “It’s a deceptively simple … Continue reading E3 2019: Stronghold Warlords Goes to Ancient Asia

Characters Revealed For Firefly’s New IP MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures

Stronghold creators Firefly Studios are preparing for the Q4 Early Access release of its new character switching, class based dungeon crawler with the release of a new hero trailer. ‘The Ogre’ as he is simply known is the first spirit form players will acquire in-game and as a tank provides new strategic options. An ancient force of nature returned to life for the battle against Death’s armies, the Ogre makes up for his slow speed with the ability to control and absorb damage from large mobs: “A bruiser would be the kind of archetype The Ogre fits into” said Jack … Continue reading Characters Revealed For Firefly’s New IP MetaMorph: Dungeon Creatures

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