Friday, August 28, 2020

Stronghold: Warlords Special Edition Announced

Stronghold: Warlords, the castle-building sim coming to PC on January 26 2021 (after a recent delay), will get a digital special edition release with a number of bonuses. Revealed at Gamescom 2020, the upcoming strategy game will bring a special edition on Steam, priced at $49.99 USD / £39.99 (Australian prices not available at time of writing), including a copy of the game, a soundrack, an art book and a documentary. You can check out the full contents at the bottom of this story. We also got a look at the game's Japanese faction's campaign mode, which you can watch below: [ignvideo url=""]

Stronghold: Warlords Digital Special Edition Contents

  • Full Steam copy of the game

  • Soundtrack

    • Completely new full soundtrack

    • Same Stronghold atmosphere and epic battle feeling, but with a completely new set of instruments and historical inspirations

    • Created by fan-favourite series composer Robert Euvino, who has scored every Stronghold game to date

    • Based on music Japanese, Chinese, Cambodian, Mongolian and Vietnamese culture

    • Taking influence from musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and master Shakuhachi players

    • Cover a wide geographical area and hundreds of years of history

    • Available in high quality original format

  • Art Book

    • Over thirty pages of original Stronghold artwork from the game's artists

    • Everything from 2D concepts and character models to in-game renders, environmental illustrations and more

    • Includes key art created by polish artist Mariusz Kozik

    • Insight into Firefly's artistic process and the way art functions in an RTS

    • Exclusive game art not available in any other format

  • Making of Documentary

    • Total runtime of 90 minutes

    • Covering 3 years of development

    • Mix of behind the scenes footage and interviews with key Firefly staff

    • designers, coders, artists, composers, producers and even lowly marketers talk about their experience developing, revealing and releasing Stronghold: Warlords

    • An honest look at modern indie game development at a small studio during a global pandemic

There's much, much more to come from Gamescom 2020 on IGN - check out our full Gamescom schedule to find out what else is on the way. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to


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