Firefly Studios has just released a new video update in its Gambitious crowdfunding campaign for Stronghold Crusader 2. The new video introduces players to the tyrannical Caliph, one of eight unique AI characters playable in the game at launch.Firefly Studios has just released a new video update in its Gambitious crowdfunding campaign for Stronghold Crusader 2.
Taking no prisoners, the Caliph employs his own brand of barbaric tactics to burn his enemies and conquer all in the desert. He is one of the most aggressive AI characters in the game, likely to attack players early on in the game and use fiery pitch traps as a means of defending his castle.
In addition to being a selectable character, players can choose to play against the Caliph in eight player multiplayer. Co-op, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Capture the Flag game modes will all feature, with players able to mix and match human and AI opponents however they want. Each AI character will be distinct with their own unique castle designs, tactics, defences and favourite troops. One character may rush the player early on with hordes of torch-wielding Slaves, whereas another will prefer to slowly build up his defences before launching a full siege with mounted units and siege equipment.
Scheduled for release in early 2014, Stronghold Crusader 2 will be digitally self-published by Firefly Studios. Additional funding is currently being sought through the crowdfunding platform Gambitious, for an extended development cycle, a closed beta and additional game content.
Fans can help fund the latest crusader at http://gambitious.com/projects/2534-stronghold-crusader-2.
About Firefly Studios
Firefly Studios is an independent PC game developer specialising in real-time strategy and MMO titles. Formed in 1999 by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, the company has brought to market a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games, including the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of over five million. Firefly has offices in the UK and US. For more information please visit their website at www.fireflyworlds.com or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.
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