Today the team at Firefly Studios announced their new game Stronghold:Warlords. The game is a return to the Stronghold franchise that Firefly built their reputation on but with a few changes to the formula.
The first twist is that instead of being set in medieval Europe the game is set in the Far East and will allow players to relive battles against "great khans, imperial warlords, and shogun commanders". The team are Firefly is also looking to change the formula a bit with bit more grand strategy to change the formula a bit. Check out the reveal video below.
London, United Kingdom - June 11, 2019 — 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 yet powerful change, perhaps the biggest we’ve made to the series since the original Stronghold Crusader. Warlords takes core Stronghold and effortlessly layers a new mechanic on top.”
As debuted today at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, Warlords is Firefly’s first Stronghold to recreate the castle economies of the Far East. Stronghold: Warlords lets you take command of Mongol hordes, imperial warriors, tribal fighters and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical rulers using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons, classic units and a completely new way to play Stronghold.