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Exclusive Stronghold Crusader 2 Gameplay Revealed at E3

Firefly Studios revealed the first post-alpha gameplay of Stronghold Crusader 2 behind the scenes at E3..

With the wealth of games at this year's E3 it's easy for some to be revealed under the radar, one of them being Strongold Crusader 2, the real-time strategy and city builder sequel to Stronghold: Crusader from Firefly Studios.

The Stronghold Crusader 2 beta was revealed behind closed doors at this year's E3, with a few months of developement still left in the development process, according to a news post on the game's website. The release date is set for Sept. 2.

Stronghold Crusader 2 returns to the medieval Middle East with new visuals, AI characters, units, and a 3D engine, but Firefly Studios said the game is "true to its roots." The original Stronghold: Crusader from 2002 had a focus on skirmish gameplay, and a skirmish mode will also be a feature in the upcoming sequel.

Other features include eight-player multiplayer, co-op gameplay, a series of skirmish campaigns, and a map editor and free build mode where players can experiment with castle designs without worrying about being attacked.

Stronghold Crusader 2 will be available in stores and online through Steam upon release.

Published Jun. 13th 2014

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