We are delighted to announce Stronghold 3 Gold Edition! Set for release on May 25th for PC and Mac, the Gold Edition bundles the latest version of Stronghold 3 with a new “Blackstaff” single player campaign. It will also unlock new historical sieges, previously only available through special editions of the game.
Stronghold 3 Gold features all the extra content and tweaks added to Stronghold 3 since release. This includes 3 core campaigns (including the new Blackstaff Campaign), 4 multiplayer modes (including the new Coronation mode), a free build sandbox mode and 12 historical sieges.
Anyone that purchased Stronghold 3 before the launch of the Gold Edition on May 25th will have their copy of the game automatically upgraded to Stronghold 3 Gold through Steam.
Siege Towers and Laddermen make their multiplayer debut today and can be built directly from the siege camps. Other additions to online play include an automatic resync feature, score rebalancing and increased starting goods. Multiplayer maps have been tweaked, making it easier for players to design and build their castles.
An ‘Attack Move’ command has been added to help protect troops from ambush, as well as a button that deactivates all working buildings, which is handy when you need to quickly raise an army.
As part of our ongoing improvements for Stronghold 3, we plan to make the next patch live tomorrow. Along with resolving various stability and gameplay affecting bugs, the patch will add/address the following: Game speed controls, cursor offset and responsiveness issues, ability to place buildings on top of workers/animals (game will move them out of the way) and wolves will no longer climb onto towers. A full list of fixes will be published when the patch goes live.