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Stronghold 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: 7Sixty (EU), SouthPeak Interactive (US)
Developer: Firefly Studios
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2011

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'Stronghold 3' Pre-Order Gets You Extra Map, Free Original

by Rainier on July 25, 2011 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT

Stronghold 3 has fantastic features — including night time battles, an improved multiplayer, cutting-edge physics and a stunning graphics engine — that ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.

Castle building – the foundation of the franchise – has been significantly improved, providing players with unprecedented control over the placement of buildings.This allows them to create their kingdom with a precision that compliments their carefully planned tactics. What’s more, village planning is no longer confined to a grid system; players can now create castle walls that flow gracefully... until they’re blasted to pieces by the enemy.

Pre-purchase Stronghold 3 on Steam before release and receive the original Stronghold game for free to play right now! As an extra bonus, pre-purchase customers will receive an exclusive "Tower of London" map for Stronghold 3.

Tower of London - Founded in 1066, William the Conqueror built the majestic White Tower that still rises above the Thames. Even though the violent years are long gone, an aura of death and medieval torture remains.

On top of Stronghold 3’s innovations in castle construction, night sieges have been introduced, opening up a range of new possibilities and tactics. Players will have to hunt enemy soldiers cloaked in darkness and carefully choose their weapons in order to survive the dark hours.

A new state-of-the-art graphics engine lets you view your buildings in stunning detail. From villagers going about their everyday lives, to soldiers preparing for war or people suffering from the plague, players are given a highly-detailed snapshot of medieval life.

Additionally, a refined physics engine with procedural destruction adds intensity and drama to siege warfare as you watch your castle - or that of your enemy –crumble into ruin before your eyes.

Formed to meet the demands of today’s consumers for high quality and innovative titles, 7sixty is working with talented developers to provide players with unique and enjoyable experiences on a range of formats, including consoles, home computers, smart phones and tablets.  Each title will have a clear digital road-map that aims to expand their longevity, consumer reach and community interaction.

“We feel Stronghold 3 is the perfect example of our new publishing spirit,” said Jeff Hutchinson, VP interactive entertainment, 7sixty. “It will have an incredibly strong presence on the shop shelf, alongside partnerships with leading digital distributors and plenty of high quality downloadable content.

“Attitudes to games are changing as gaming becomes part of today’s entertainment lifestyle,” added Jeff. “We want to ensure we move with the times so we’re meeting the needs of the consumer by offering excellent digital content, as well as boxed product.”

Leslie House, VP of publishing, added: “We want to work with independent developers on a long-term basis to expand their titles into successful franchises and we’re already close to signing some extremely exciting products to join Stronghold 3 in our line-up for this year.”

Key Features:

  • Improved building system allowing unprecedented levels of realism and intricacy in castle and village design
  • Realistic physics and cutting-edge graphics bring siege warfare to life in stunning detail
  • Story-driven gameplay engages players across two campaigns: combat or economic
  • Dramatic nighttime sieges add a new dimension to the Stronghold franchise
  • Besiege other players’ castles or defend your own in a range of action-packed online multiplayer modes
  • Play through accurately re-created sieges from the pages of history. Will you succeed where others failed?

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