Firefly Studios has today announced the latest addition in the Stronhold series, Stronghold Crusader 2 which is set to release late 2013.
Stronghold Crusader 2 will take fans of the series back to the ancient deserts of the Middle East for real time strategy mayhem between brutal knights and fiery Caliphs. SC2 will include brand new fiendish AI opponents, all new maps, unit classes, traps and new castle designs previously unseen in the RTS series.
"The original Stronghold Crusader has been a huge success since its launch ten years ago, selling over 2.5 million units and still going strong and we get constant requests for more," said Eric Ouellette, President of Firefly Studios.
"Stronghold Crusader is our favorite game, it's our fans favorite game and it's the game we have been waiting to put into production for several long years now. Now Firefly Studios finally has that chance and we will not disappoint," said Simon Bradbury, CEO of Firefly Studios and Designer of Stronghold Crusader 2.
Over the past decade, the Stronghold series has sold over 6 million games under the Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, and Stronghold Kingdom names.
Stronghold Crusader 2 is primarily funded by the team at Firefly Studios but will be seek additional funds through game-focused crowd sourcing service Gambitious. Additional funding provided by Stronghold and Firefly Studios fans will go towards polish, additional content, and self-publishing the game.