announced that the Stronghold Collection
is now available for windows PCs in North America for the retail price of $29.99. The collection includes Stronghold
, Stronghold 2
, Stronghold Crusader
, Stronghold Crusader Extreme
, and Stronghold Legends
. What the collection doesn't include is DRM. So you can play your castle building sim/RTS hybrid anywhere you go without having to lug the discs with you, that's assuming you have a laptop. Unfortunately I can't recommend checking this title, since my only interaction with Stronghold
has been walking past the bargain software section at my local supermarket. I suppose if your a fan of Stronghold
or have gotten burned out on Sid Meier's Civilization series then $29.99 for 5 titles might make the collection worth the purchase.
2K Games Launches The Stronghold™ Collection for Windows PC
New York, NY - October 27, 2009 – 2K Games today announced that The Stronghold™ Collection is now available for Windows PC in North America. The Stronghold Collection brings together five games from the critically acclaimed real-time strategy (RTS) series that allows players to conquer the Middle Ages.
The Stronghold series has become one of the most popular dynamic castle building sim games in the world, combining the finest aspects from the city builder and RTS genres. The Stronghold Collection includes the deep strategic gameplay of Stronghold, Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold Crusader Extreme and Stronghold Legends in a $29.99 value-priced package that is entirely DRM-free.
“The Stronghold series has seen worldwide success, and we are excited to now offer The Stronghold Collection in one epic bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Now fans and newcomers alike can experience the entire Stronghold heritage and embrace the series’ strategic, well-balanced gameplay while building, defending and expanding through the Middle Ages.”
The Stronghold Collection will combine historically accurate castle construction and management, and authentic medieval combat. Players will journey to lands of brave warriors, epic legends and fearsome weaponry, where they will build and fortify fortresses; lay siege to intrepid enemies; and conquer harsh terrains. The Stronghold Collection includes the following games:
- Stronghold: The original, award-winning castle sim that takes players through medieval Britain as they lead strategic military and economic expansion, defend against invaders, and conquer enemy castles.
- Stronghold 2: The King, having fled after the defeat of his own armies, is now attempting to rule his country from a secret location. Powerful barons are jostling for what is fast becoming a disintegrating kingdom, and it is up to you to stem the tides of their ambition and unite the land again under the King.
- Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Crusader Extreme: Journey to distant Arabian lands and lead a determined group of Crusaders. Relive the historic Crusades in four campaigns as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, the Sultan of Syria. Stronghold Crusader Extreme adds 20 new missions, new buildings and larger armies of 10,000 troops.
- Stronghold Legends: Play as epic leaders throughout history, including King Arthur and the forces of Camelot, Siegfried and Dietrich in the German Ice Campaign, and Vlad Dracul and his evil forces in Transylvania.
The Stronghold™ Collection is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com
About Firefly Studios
FireFly studios is an independent game developer with offices in the United States and United Kingdom. The Stronghold franchise is solely owed by FireFly Studios and with over 5 million units sold is the company’s most successful series to date. For more information about Firefly studios visit our website at www.fireflyworlds.com
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