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  Saladin Gameplay Revealed for Stronghold Crusader 2
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04/11/2014
 


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London, UK – 11 th April 2014 – Firefly Studios has just released new gameplay footage of the Saladin, one of eight unique AI characters to feature in Stronghold Crusader 2 at launch. The new video includes developer commentary on Saladin’s backstory, choice of units, attacking style and weaknesses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_nENAaw5I

In a new blog post on the official Crusader 2 website Firefly expand on the video’s content, discussing the Arabic campaign and advances in AI that players can expect from the game:

“A classic character returning from the original Stronghold: Crusader, the Saladin is essentially the good guy in Stronghold Crusader 2. After blasting through the Crusader campaign you will be invited to play as Saladin in his fight to take back the holy lands from Richard the Lionheart and the invading Crusader hordes. Without spoiling anything you can expect to encounter a few familiar faces on your road to confront Richard. Some will be friendly with others out to get you, so keep your guard up and exact revenge when necessary!

Since the team is bringing Saladin back from the first game we don’t want to change too much with regards to his play style. As such when it comes to choice of units and AI behaviour it is largely business as usual, the difference comes when we start attacking Saladin and seeing just how he reacts. Our game’s AI has been built from the ground up with the classic level of Crusader difficulty in mind. Players can therefore expect to encounter a fair amount of resistance when playing against Saladin in skirmish mode, where the AI has free reign to expand its castle and harass the players as it deems fit.”

The full news post can be found at www.strongholdcrusader2.com.

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC game developer specialising in real-time strategy and MMO titles. Formed in 1999 by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, the company has brought to market a number of high profile and commercially successful strategy games, including the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of over five million. Firefly has offices in the UK and US. For more information please visit their website at www.fireflyworlds.com or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.

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