In November 2012, a flurry of activity saw ZEN Studios reveal details of a multitude of characters for its "2D real-time strategy physics-based destruction game", CastleStorm
. First, The Stone Gollum and The Mountain Troll
came crashing in, then the Griffin and the Dragon
swooped into contention, closely followed by the fine figures of the Catapult Bearer and the Hammer Thrower
. Last, but not least, the Swordsman and Dire Wolf
arrived to further strengthen the ground forces.
After a four-month hiatus, the developer has returned with information about the multi-player and co-op options that will be available in CastleStorm
, as well as a trio of screenshots and a video to showcase those aspects of the title.
1 vs. 1 split-screen mode: simply try and beat your opponent by bashing in their castle. Choose your side (the noble Knights or the ragtag Vikings) and then choose your arsenal of weapons wisely. Face off, castle to castle and the first to completely demolish his or her opponent’s castle wins!
Survival Co-op: Two players team up to fight off waves of enemies together! Assign one player to control the ballista and the other to control ground forces. Good timing and great aim are essential in Survival Co-op as friendly fire could be harmful to your own troops on the ground.
Last Stand Co-op mode: Would you rather ditch the castle and do some hand-to-hand combat out in the battlefield? Check out the Last Stand Co-op mode where both players control a hero and battle wave after wave of enemies together! The object is to stay alive as long as you can, but remember, enemies can come from either side so be ready.
We're still not any closer to knowing when CastleStorm
will appear on the XBLA Marketplace. Originally scheduled for release
last year, the title now has a very vague release window of "coming soon" and no solid price confirmation.