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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August 30

Stronghold Next Q&A (Part 2)

Upgrades, siege engines, map editor and more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYSxse3NMs
Welcome back to our Stronghold Next Q&A series! The second part in our massive community Q&A sees Nick answering 25 questions about our next Stronghold title. With all questions taken from Stronghold videos on the Firefly YouTube channel, we answer as much as possible about our upcoming castle sim.

Want to know about the castles we visit for research? Our expert opinion on gong? Perhaps Nick’s favourite number? No? Well good thing we have info on our map editor, boxed version, single player campaigns, voice lines, siege weapons, upgrades and animations!

We hope most if not all of your most pressing questions have been successfully answered over the past two weeks, but if not let us know! We’ll be monitoring the comments sections closely under all videos released between now and the gameplay reveal.

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  2. Check out our Stronghold Next playlist, which we'll be updating with new videos in the coming weeks and months.
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August 24

Stronghold Next Q&A (Part 1)

Modes, mods, diplomacy, languages and more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AS3PafCo9k
Welcome to part one of our massive Stronghold Next Q&A! We answer your questions from previous Stronghold videos on our YouTube channel, hoping to tide everyone over until the full gameplay reveal. Nick answers more than 50 of your most pressing questions over the next two weeks, all without going into spoiler territory!

Watch as we reveal as much as possible about the upcoming castle sim including similarities with the Crusader series, game modes, mods, pricing, diplomacy, language support, release dates and more! There’s also discussion about the Stronghold series as a whole, such as how likely we are to see a console version of the castle builder and possible future settings.

We hope you enjoy this first half of our community Q&A extravaganza and would like to thank you for your patience waiting for the full gameplay reveal! Rest assured we are hard at work on that front and will do our best to keep you supplied with more Stronghold Next goodness in the meantime.

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  1. Be the first to see our full Stronghold Next gameplay reveal by subscribing to Firefly Studios on YouTube.
  2. Check out our Stronghold Next playlist, which we'll be updating with new videos in the coming weeks and months.
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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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