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 will give players plenty of options for dealing with an approaching siege force.

New defensive options range from proximity traps to those players must trigger manually. So while a tiger will break free from its cage and attack approaching troops (and your own if you’re not careful!) gunpowder trails must be set off by arrow fire or other incendiary triggers. Used in tandem, players can decide how and when their web of traps will most effectively disrupt enemy siege attacks.

Wooden defenses will also be included in initial campaign missions and early skirmish mode play, giving players cheaper options for erecting a quick defense early on. These include Arrow Towers, castle wall Hoardings and wooden Barricades, all of which serve as excellent secondary defenses for those inclined to turtle during a mission or multiplayer match.

However they decide to customize their castle, players will be able to do so with even more defenses and traps available at launch on September 29th. Scheduled for release via Steam, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:

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