The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.
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Oct 19, 2001

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January 11

What's Next for Stronghold?

New Stronghold Reveal in 2018
We’re kicking off the year with a short announcement on the status of our upcoming Stronghold game! It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have now entered into full production on the next mainline Stronghold for PC.

Planned for late summer, our full gameplay reveal will include the following:
  • Title & Setting - It may surprise you to know that 'Stronghold Next' is just a code name! So we'll be announcing this along with the game's setting.
  • Planned Features - We'll be talking single player and multiplayer plans for Stronghold Next and the return of some fan-favorite features.
  • Game Mechanics - Fresh gameplay will give you exciting new ways to play and strategic options for decimating foes on the battlefield.
  • New Units - Our debut gameplay footage will include a few of the new units you'll be using to besiege your friends at launch.
As with Stronghold Crusader 2, Stronghold Next will be digitally self-published by Firefly Studios and released when it’s ready on Steam. Please look forward to more Stronghold Next information in the coming months and if you have questions about the game let us know!

Along with announcements and interviews we’ll be hosting community Q&As where the Stronghold team answers YOUR questions. So tell us what you want to know in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer them in future videos.

Happy New Year!
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About This Game

The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.

With 21 missions to test your mettle and four renegade lords to defeat, it is up to you to reunite medieval England and take back your lands from the treacherous Rat, Pig, Snake and Wolf. Missions range from breaking sieges and capturing enemy castles to raising gold and holding off enemy attacks. Also featured is a full economic campaign, tasking players to gather resources and build weapons within the time limit.

Wield greater control over your army than ever before with new high resolution graphics! The new HD battlefield view allows you to zoom out and play in real-time, with the whole map on one screen. Advance on the castle gates while flanking the enemy from behind, feign retreat and lead your foe into a deadly trap or just sit back and watch the destruction unfold.

  • Design and build your very own castle, complete with a working economy and brutal killing zones.
  • Battle through 21 story-based missions as you drive back the villainous Wolf and reclaim medieval England.
  • Build your dream castle in the combat-free economic campaign or besiege historical castles in Siege That!.
  • View the entire battlefield on a single screen with support for new HD resolutions.
  • Take your castle wherever you go with Steam Cloud support for saved games.
  • Play the original game on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 with added compatibility.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6GHz equivalent Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Video: 64MB video card with hardware Transform & Lighting
    • Hard Drive: 2.5GB uncompressed free space
    • Sound: DirectX 7 compatible sound card or higher
    • Direct X: DirectX 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Multiplayer: GameRanger software will be installed for mutiplayer matchmaking support
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