Stronghold Crusader 2 Closed Beta Begins

Back to the ancient deserts of the Middle East for more real-time mayhem between brutal knights and fiery Caliphs
Firefly Studios has announced the start of the closed beta testing for Stronghold Crusader 2, the next entry in the legendary Stronghold series scheduled for September 2nd, 2014. Returning to the deserts of the Middle East circa 1189, Crusader 2 features a new 3D engine, authentic castle simulation and real time destruction powered by Havok Physics. Play as Richard the Lionheart or the Sultan of Syria in 2 single-player campaigns, skirmish mode or online with up to 8 players.