As we enter the fourth week or character reveals for Developer/Publisher ZEN Studios
' upcoming XBLA tower defense title, CastleStorm
, we should take a moment to reflect on the characters who have come before. So far, we've been introduced to the burly Stone Gollum & Mountain Troll
, the floaty Griffin & Dragon
, and the smashy Catapult Bearer & Hammer Thrower
. Now we can introduce you to the stabby Swordsman and the bitey Dire Wolf.Swordsman
Enter, the Swordsman. He fights hard and he’s the backbone of the Knight’s war effort. He originally auditioned to be one of the famous Knights of Ni, but didn’t make the cut. Now he happily works for the Knights, as a sword-swinging soldier on the front line.Dire Wolf
Swordsman Suggestion: You’ll need quite a few of these guys to help you in your fight against the Vikings, but don’t worry, he works for minimum wage.
Ever since this Dire Wolf was a little pup, he wanted nothing more than to fight for the Vikings. His puppy dreams were filled with epic battles between Vikings and Knights, and he always saw himself leading the charge onto the battlefield. Now that he’s all grown up, this big bad wolf is an essential part of the Viking army. The Dire Wolf is fast and vicious, but you’ll need quite a few to keep your enemy from getting to your flag and heading home with it.
Dire Advice: He’s quick on his feet, but obviously lacks hands to carry your enemy’s flag back to base. Use him to help escort a flag-carrying character across the battlefield.
Keep your lookout pointed at TA for more information on CastleStorm
as more characters, and hopefully a release date, are revealed.