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 - 35 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 - 50 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 - 88 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.