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 control and wall building, based on player feedback from Crusader 2.”
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Revealed last month at E3 2019, Stronghold: Warlords is a step forward for castle sim gameplay but also a greatest hits in terms of features. The return of Fear Factor allows you to inspire love or fear in your followers to boost your castle economy, while both Laddermen and Siege Towers make their glorious return to castle sieges. Even the titular warlords system is an evolution of a classic Stronghold feature, taking estates far beyond their humble beginnings to something approaching proper grand strategy.
Alongside the return of fan favourite units and options Firefly are also planning troop and wall improvements requested by the community. Returning to the classic grid based wall placement, allowing walls to travel along terrain and taking advantage of 3D to introduce proper unit displacement and collision are just a few of the improvements fans can expect when the game launches next year.