Gunpowder Comes to Stronghold: Warlords, the Newest Entry in the Legendary Stronghold Castle Sim Series

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Firefly Studios has released new gameplay footage ofStronghold: Warlords, the latest ‘castle sim’ in their historical RTS series. Introducing gunpowder to the series for the first time, Warlords features historical weaponry, gameplay, and resources true to the history of the famous black powder:

Firefly Studios reveals new gunpowder units, siege weapons, and resource chains

  • Stronghold: Warlords is the upcoming RTS in Firefly’s classic ‘castle sim’ series
  • Developed by Firefly Studios, Stronghold has over 7 million players worldwide
  • Command and upgrade AI warlords across the battlefield as you build a castle economy 
  • Experiment with new gunpowder-fuelled siege engines, units and castle defences
  • Sign up for the playable alpha demo for an exclusive first look!

at E3 2019, Stronghold: Warlords will be the first entry in the
medieval RTS series to add explosives as a tool for your besieging
toolbox. Due for release on PC, Warlords will build on classic
Stronghold mechanics like fire and pitch by featuring the most
disruptive weapon in the history of warfare, gunpowder! Bringing an end
to traditional siege warfare the introduction of bombs, mortars,
fire-lances, and even early day rocket launchers shook the foundations
of castles and transformed the world.

at launch as part of the main single player campaign, multiplayer,
skirmish and free build modes, gunpowder will feature heavily in the
main narrative and multiplayer experience of Stronghold: Warlords.
Players will be able to time explosions with gunpowder trails, blast
troops off walls with new knockback mechanics, send suicidal fire oxen
into attacking hordes and much more when the game launches next year.

Scheduled for release on PC in 2020, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:

About Stronghold

The original ‘castle sim’ Stronghold
combines the city-builder and real-time strategy genres, allowing you
to design, build and siege historical castles. Now almost 20 years old, Stronghold has
become a multi-million-selling franchise and household name for
strategy and simulation gamers worldwide. A passion for large scale
castle sieges, memorable characters, and British humor has earned Stronghold
its enduring status in PC gaming as an RTS classic. Alongside six core
titles selling seven million copies worldwide, the series has recently
expanded to include free-to-play and mobile titles with over six million
players of Stronghold Kingdoms, Firefly’s most successful entry in the series to date. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.

About Firefly Studios

Studios is an independent PC and mobile game developer specializing in
real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed Simon Bradbury and
Eric Ouellette of Caesar and Lords of the Realm fame, the company has brought to market many high profile and commercially successful strategy games. These include the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of seven million and Stronghold Kingdoms,
which currently has five million registered players from over 100
different countries. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with 20
full-time staff. For more information visit their website

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