An ex-slave seeking justice against his former masters in the arid deserts of the Middle East, the Slave King is definitely one of the good guys. Although his methods are more direct than other AI characters the Slave King is not to be underestimated! Commanding large armies, the Slave King is likely to rush players at the start of a skirmish match with hordes of torch-wielding Slaves. More
Mr Seraxia interviews Nick from Firefly about the ongoing development, changes and features found in Stronghold Crusader 2. Click here for your first look at pre-Alpha multiplayer gameplay, including a look at the War Wolf and Sassanid Knight in action!
Thanks to everyone who supported our Gambitious crowdfunding campaign for Stronghold Crusader 2. Whether you donated, shared the news with friends or simply viewed one of our update videos we hugely appreciate you spreading the word. As you know our campaign did not fully fund, however rest assured all pledges have been cancelled and backers will not be charged any money. Crusader 2, the sequel to our favourite Stronghold game, will still be made and we will still be holding a beta. More
In our third Community Q&A and various interviews we alluded to a special single-player campaign that we weren’t ready to reveal at the time. This new campaign, which we are proud to finally reveal today, is something that you haven’t seen in a Stronghold game before… More
We are proud to reveal the Arabic Healer, a brand new unit for the Stronghold series. Recruited at the Mercenary Post by either Crusader or Arabic Lords, the Healer is capable of fully healing nearby units and will do so automatically in the heat of battle. He is the perfect addition to an attacking force and even better in groups, allowing your front line soldiers to do the fighting while being healed in the middle of a fight.
In this new Q&A video Nick once again answers questions from the Stronghold community. Brought to you direct from the Firefly Studios London HQ, this fifth video in our series of community question and answer features for Crusader 2 revolves around the game’s AI characters, soundtrack and the post-release DLC. Also covering topics such as fire mechanics, fog of war and difficulty levels, Nick reveals all. More
Players often ask us if the voice acting for the Stronghold games is handled in-house by Firefly Studios. While that is extremely flattering and suggests we have a wide range of talents in addition to coding, art and design, it is unfortunately far from the truth. We actually use a wide range of professional voice actors to get the medieval atmosphere of our games just right.
Simon Bradbury introduces us to the Shah in our latest Gambitious video update. One of the easier opponents in the game, the wealthy Shah likes his home comforts more than he does attacking other players. On the other hand his supplies of gold and other resources are plentiful, making him an excellent ally when you need a bit of extra money. The Shah will be one of eight different AI characters featured in the game at launch, each with their own castle, tactics, defences and favourite troops. More
You have been commenting and we have been listening! After receiving numerous requests to add signed copies of the Limited Edition boxed version of Crusader 2 we have added the “Grand Duke” tier, with limited availability. This was by far the most requested new tier reward so we’re thrilled to be able to provide it. New to the upper end of the tiers is “Grand Prince”, which nets you a personalised sketch of YOU as a unit from the game. More
The silent Assassin was one of the most powerful units in the original Stronghold Crusader and we are celebrating his return to Crusader 2 with this new speed painting. Hired for a sum of gold at the Mercenary Post, this Arabic unit is a player favourite and the unit of choice for many here at Firefly. More