Stronghold from 2001 was a medieval real-time technique recreation about constructing and destroying stunning castles. Sequence developer Firefly Studios is now publishing the second re-release of the sport with Stronghold: Definitive Version, out on November seventh.

The much more current version options the 2 campaigns of the unique recreation together with a brand new one conceived by studio co-founders Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette. The brand new marketing campaign takes us via the “ravaged English outback,” whereas presumably doing what you’d count on from the collection: gathering assets, operating your economic system, constructing issues, and waging battle. Here is our first look:

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Hitting earlier than and after transitions apart, what else is new? Longtime collection composer Robert L. Euvino returned to remaster the rating, together with returning vocal expertise and a revamped look accomplished “utilizing the unique art work”.

Firefly Studios beforehand revamped the fort simulation as Stronghold HD again in 2012. That replace centered on options like assist for increased display resolutions and fashionable working programs, fairly than remodeling the artwork and including new missions and whatnot. . The existence of such an replace implies that the brand new up to date look of the Definitive Version is significantly much less dramatic than it’d in any other case have been. Are you able to inform which of those screenshots is which?


Screenshot from Stronghold: Definitive Edition, showing a castle in the middle of the greenery.

Reply: Stronghold HD is to the left and Definitive Version to the appropriatePicture credit score: FireFly Studios

That first HD re-release fortunately stored the nice offensive and defensive tug-of-war of the unique, as Nate Crowley (RPS in peace) referred to as it among the best base-building video games on PC. He defined that “it is Helm’s Deep with stiffly animated knights as a substitute of orcs, and there is a variety of enjoyable available in determining the place to place your curtain partitions, siege weapons and nightmarish fireplace traps.”

Stronghold: Definitive Version will probably be launched on November seventh and you’ll find extra screenshots on Steam. Or you may seize Stronghold HD now for simply £3.50/$6 from Steam or GOG.

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