Developer/publisher ZEN Studios
have begun to release details of some of the characters you can use in their upcoming XBLA tower-defence game, CastleStorm
. This week sees details of the huge, slow, powerful tank characters - the Stone Gollum and the Mountain Troll - with faces only a mother could love.The Stone Gollum
The Stone Gollum likes to rock and roll all night and break down castle doors every day! What he lacks in speed, he makes up in brute strength. His giant rock fists are great for smashing enemies into the ground and he can capture the enemy castle’s flag, but he is slow to bring it back to base. Use him to fight against enemy troops on the ground and bash in castle doors with ease.The Mountain Troll
Tip for rocking out with this hardcore guy: be sure to have a healer and other troops on the ground to accompany this lumbering wall of awesome.
Allegiance: Vikings, duh!
The Mountain Troll is a huge, cuddly sweetheart who only wants to give hugs to the Stone Gollum and the rest of the Kingdom’s troops. Oh wait, no he doesn’t! This giant, drooling moron carries a log with spikes in it and wants nothing more than to bash in skulls. Speak softly and carry a big stick? More like grunt loudly and carry a huge spikey log.
Troll Tip: He’s the Viking equivalent of the Stone Gollum, which means he’s a big strong oaf who can capture the flag, but he is a slow mover. Be sure to have extra troops around to usher this numbskull back from the enemy castle once he grabs the flag.
Keep your castle look-out pointed at TA as more of these characters are revealed in the coming weeks. For more about the game, including screens and gameplay footage, catapult yourselves over here
is still slated for a Fall release on XBLA, so look for it soon.