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Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, WiiU
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Ronimo Games
Release Date: September 2018

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'Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon' (ALL) Kickstarter Canceled, Targets Nintendo Switch

by Rainier on July 6, 2018 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT

Swords & Soldiers II sends Redbeard and his gang of burly Vikings on an all-new side-scrolling strategy adventure.

Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is an action-packed real-time strategy experience, where tactical insight, planning, and timing are more important than maximizing your ‘actions per minute.’ It’s an accessible game with charming graphics and lots of great jokes (or horrible ones, if you don’t like puns), but don’t let that fool you - it’s also a great competitive game which features ample opportunity to surprise your opponents with creative strategies and ruthless counter-strategies.

In Swords & Soldiers II Shawaramageddon you command the Vikings, Demons, and Persian armies. You can take on the campaign or face off against other players in online multiplayer and challenge your friends in custom battles!

Gather resources, send out armies, and support your forces with a wide arsenal of magical spells - all from a side-scrolling perspective. That doesn’t mean Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is easy to master: only the most cunning of Chiefs can lead their side to victory! Think you're beard enough? Prove it in online matchmaking!

Last month Ronimo Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon, but two weeks in the only 10% of the 50k goal has been reached and as such the developer has canceled the campaign.

Hey everyone!

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce we’ve decided to end the Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon Kickstarter campaign so that we can re-focus our development efforts based on the feedback we’ve received. Specifically, that means we’ll focus on finding a way to also bring Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon to Nintendo Switch!

Despite the campaign ending early, we WILL still launch Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon on Steam and PlayStation 4 this fall as planned. It will feature a whole bunch of improvements over the original 2015 release, including online multiplayer, additional maps, and extensive campaign improvements.

We launched this campaign with the aim to bring you cool content and work with you to make Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon even more awesome. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve heard from many of you about the things you’re excited for in Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon, and in many cases that brought us to the Nintendo Switch. We’ve shared that excitement ever since we started working on this re-release, but as our development resources are limited (we’re a small team, after all), we weren’t able to make that part of our plans from day one.

Because of your excitement, we’ve started exploring new options to make a Nintendo Switch version happen after all. Though we can’t make any promises just yet, we hope to be able to share some good news very soon!

The path ahead of us and the shift in focus required put the Kickstarter in a different light, which has brought us to the decision to put a halt to the current campaign. Instead of working on the additional features we talked about in this campaign, we’ll use our time to make the Nintendo Switch version a reality.

A big thank-you goes out to our fans who backed the campaign. We’re sorry to bring an early end to this campaign despite your support, and we’d still like to get you guys involved in the Steam Beta that will take place ahead of launch. Stay tuned to our channels for some more information, and we’ll also try to get in touch with all current backers through the Kickstarter messaging system!

From everyone here at Ronimo Games: thank you for being fans of our games and our studio. and we hope to see you online soon! The shawarma’s on us!

Key Features:

  • Fresh gameplay - Offering a unique and action-packed take on the strategy genre, this game packs a punch!
  • Online Multiplayer - Command your armies, adapt to your opponents, and execute your perfected counter-strategies! Take on the world in online 1v1 multiplayer and climb the leaderboards!
  • Extensive single-player campaign - Follow the adventures of Redbeard the Viking as he follows the mysterious trail of missing sheep!
  • All across the world - Face off while commanding the Viking legion, an army of carpet-riding Persians, or brutish Demons! Each faction features unique units, spells, and resource-mechanics!
  • Build it your way! - Use the Custom Army feature to conscript an army consisting of your favorite units and spells, and pit them against your friends in a custom game!
  • Up for a challenge? - Think you got what it takes? Every campaign mission features a time challenge and bonus objective that will force you to try out new strategies and think on your feet.
  • Enlist mighty champions - A wise man once said "When the going gets tough, buy hero units!" Not only do these super units pack a mighty punch on the battlefield, each one of them also offers their own special ability!
  • Play while matchmaking - Nobody likes waiting, so we made sure you never have to! You can enter matchmaking while battling it out against the AI in Skirmish or going for a high score in the minigames, and will return to where you left off when your multiplayer match has ended.

Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is currently penciled in for a September 2018 release and will launch on Steam and PlayStation 4 at $19.99.


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