Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Rat Trailer (HD) 64.61MB - 73 downloads - 27 June, 2014
The Rat, one of the four most notorious AI Lords in the Stronghold universe, will be returning to wreak havoc in Stronghold Crusader 2.
There is always a certain element of nostalgia at play when making a sequel to such an old and beloved game, but that's not our reason for bringing him back. The return of these classic characters is among our most frequently requested features for the game, making the addition of The Rat to the Crusader 2 roster a direct response to the community. We are making this game with your help, so keep the suggestions coming!
Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Lionheart Trailer (HD) 76.3MB - 57 downloads - 1 May, 2014
Richard I, Lionheart, King Richard. The man goes by many names but you know him as the protagonist of the Crusader series. It wouldn't be a Crusader game without Richard and we're happy to announce that he will be returning in Stronghold Crusader 2. The King of England will appear first as part of the main story and in skirmish and multiplayer modes as one of the more aggressive AI lords. As a fearless warrior Richard utilizes conventional units and siege equipment to great effect, but everyone has their weakness...
Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Saladin Trailer (HD) 78.68MB - 71 downloads - 11 April, 2014
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A classic character returning from the original Stronghold: Crusader, the Saladin is essentially the good guy in Stronghold Crusader 2. After blasting through the Crusader campaign you will be invited to play as Saladin in his fight to take back the holy lands from Richard the Lionheart and the invading Crusader hordes. Without spoiling anything you can expect to encounter a few familiar faces on your road to confront Richard. Some will be friendly with others out to get you, so keep your guard up and exact revenge when necessary!
Crusader 2 will feature a full skirmish mode at launch. This includes eight AI characters and the ability to take your castle siege online, which extends to eight players and the option to play in teams or co-op. It simply wouldn't be a Crusader game without a skirmish mode and the kind of replayability that offers. This is what we intended to deliver from day one and it's fundamental to the game's design.
One of the most powerful units from the original Stronghold Crusader, the nimble Horse Archer makes his return in Stronghold Crusader 2. With his ability to not only fire while moving but also fire backwards, sideways or any other angle, it's easy to understand why the Horse Archer was a fan favorite. Combined with his fast speed, this gives the Horse Archer a unique edge in battle, countered only by the mighty Sassanid Knight.
Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Slave King Trailer (HD) 17.2MB - 40 downloads - 25 October, 2013
The Slave King is a completely new character to the Stronghold series. An ex-slave seeking justice against his former masters in the arid deserts of the Middle East, the Slave King is definitely one of the good guys. Although his methods are more direct than other AI characters the Slave King is not to be underestimated! Commanding large armies, the Slave King is likely to rush players at the start of a skirmish match with hordes of torch-wielding Slaves.
The Arabic Campaign will be a fully featured single player campaign focusing on the exploits of the Arabic forces during our tongue-in-cheek rendition of the Crusades. A first for the Stronghold series, this new campaign will be comparable in length to the game's Crusader campaign, with around the same number of missions.
Players will assume the role of the mighty Saladin, rather than Richard the Lionheart. Commanding his troop of Arabic freedom fighters, following the invasion of their lands at the hands of the brutal Crusaders, the Saladin must rebuild his army, seek vengeance on those that betrayed him and take back what was lost to Richard and his armies.
The Arabic Healer is a brand new unit in Stronghold Crusader 2, recruited at the Mercenary Post by either Crusader or Arabic Lords. The Healer is capable of fully healing nearby units and will do so automatically in the heat of battle, making him the perfect addition to an attacking force.
Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Shah Trailer (HD) 35.28MB - 54 downloads - 14 September, 2013
Simon Bradbury, Lead Designer on Stronghold Crusader 2 introduces players to the wealthy Shah. One of the easier opponents in the game, the Shah likes his home comforts more than he does attacking other players. On the other hand his supplies of gold and other resources are plentiful, making him an excellent ally when you need a bit of extra money. The Shah will be one of eight different AI characters featured in the game at launch, each with their own castle, tactics, defences and favourite troops.
The silent Assassin, with his ability to cloak, scale castle walls and take over enemy gate houses, was one of the most powerful units in the original Stronghold Crusader. He is also one of the many returning units in Crusader 2!
Stronghold Crusader 2 Music and Sound FX Trailer (HD) 34.36MB - 114 downloads - 11 September, 2013
Welcome to the wonderful world of Stronghold composer Robert Euvino.
Rob has worked as composer on the series since its inception, starting with the original Stronghold in 2001. A close friend of Firefly co-founders Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, Robert's work has been consistently praised by fans and critics alike as integral to the series' unique charm.
Simon Bradbury, Lead Designer on Stronghold Crusader 2 introduces us to the tyrannical Caliph. Taking no prisoners, the Caliph employs his own brand of barbaric tactics to burn his enemies and conquer all in the desert. The Caliph will be one of eight different AI characters featured in the game at launch, each with their own castle, tactics, defences and favourite troops.
Stronghold Crusader 2 the sequel to fan favourite medieval RTS Stronghold Crusader, which has sold over two million copies to date. Crusader 2 is currently being developed independently by Firefly Studios, who plan to self-publish the title in 2014.