GRAPEVINE, TX – September 2 nd, 2011 – Just when you thought medieval life was all about torturing peasants, catapulting dead cows into castle walls and battling your enemy in the dead of night, 7sixty and Firefly Studios have decided it’s time to show the lighter side of the dark ages, courtesy of a new trailer for upcoming castle builder Stronghold 3™.
If you don’t fancy facing Stronghold’s arch nemesis The Wolf in the bloody Military Campaign, then perhaps you should stick to the Economic mode, which tells the story of Lady Catherine as she tries to rebuild a ruined abbey. You see, it already sounds nice, doesn’t it? It could be the plot of a romantic comedy... but with more peasants dying of the plague and crops being ruined by apple blight.
“We wanted to show that there are two sides to Stronghold 3,” said lead designer Simon Bradbury, Firefly Studios. “To create a mighty army, you also need a fully functioning village, which means growing crops, nurturing animals, holding church services and even giving your villagers a few pints of ale. The Economic Campaign really highlights the simulation aspect of the game, as players are tasked with restoring the abbey to its former glory and repairing lands that have been ravaged by The Wolf’s army.
“Oh and don’t worry if you want to see lots of soldiers getting killed and siege engines destroying castle walls, we’ll have a military trailer soon...”
For more information on Stronghold 3 go to www.stronghold3.com or for details on 7sixty, head to www.7sixty.com and make sure you follow @askthewolf on Twitter to get the latest news on Stronghold 3… or get called a lackwit.
Formed in 2011 to meet the demands of today’s consumers for high quality and innovative titles, 7sixty is working with talented developers to provide players with unique and enjoyable experiences on a range of formats, including consoles, home computers, smart phones and tablets. Each title will have a clear digital road-map that aims to expand their longevity, consumer reach and community interaction. 7sixty has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, UK.
About Firefly Studios
Firefly Studios is a computer and video games development company, formed in 1999. The company has produced a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games including the Stronghold series. Firefly has experience developing PC, console and MMO titles and has offices in the United Kingdom and United States. For more information, please visit our website at www.fireflyworlds.com
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