GOG Tournament

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As unpredictable as battles during the actual Crusades, last month the DRM-free release of Stronghold Crusader 2 on GOG experienced a slight delay. The good news is that we now have a fixed date for the release and tournament! Stronghold Crusader 2 will release via GOG (formerly Good Old Games) on Thursday November 19th. More

Ultimate Edition & New DLC

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We have just released our fourth Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC, meaning ‘The Jackal & The Khan’ is now available at 33% off on Steam! The Jackal & The Khan is designed as the ultimate challenge for Crusader players, planned as our final release for the game. While those who own all Crusader 2 DLCs are in store for in-game surprises, we would rather players discover these for themselves… We do however have something else to reveal!

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The Jackal & The Khan DLC

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Their horsemen ride like thunder across the plain, like the kings of old! Set for release on Steam on November 6th, Stronghold Crusader 2: The Jackal & The Khan is our final DLC expansion and the ultimate Stronghold challenge. The Jackal & The Khan adds nine new missions, two characters, achievements, new castle designs and five avatar shields. Players who own all four DLCs will also receive a bonus tenth Crusader Trail mission and five additional exclusive shields. More

Final DLC Releases 06/11

enThe final character pack for Stronghold Crusader 2 is nearly upon us! In the vein of past DLCs our final expansion will add an additional singe player Crusader Trail campaign and a duo of new AI opponents. What’s different this time? Well our fourth DLC campaign will be a little longer and the DLC itself will contain a few surprises for players who own all four Stronghold Crusader 2 DLCs on Steam. More

‘Siege That!’ Round Two

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After a series of bloody Round One battles against the Firefly paladins just seven brave contestants remain standing over the ruins of Pyke Castle. These mighty warriors will soon face even greater challenges, proving their worth on the battlefield by sieging our second castle. Who will return home with the spoils of war? Winner prizes include Steam codes for our games, signed copies of Stronghold Crusader 2, Firefly t-shirts and DLC. More

Firefly @ Gamescom

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In just under two weeks’ times Europe’s largest gaming convention will open its doors to literally hundreds of thousands of gamers and developers in sunny Cologne Germany. Gamescom has always been very important to us as a platform for making exciting new announcements, meeting with players and demoing our games. We have had many questions coming in about whether we’ll be at the show, what we’re bringing and whether you’ll see or hear anything new from us. Want to know more? Read on… More

New DLC, Update & Maps

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The law of the Templar has come to the desert! The Templar & The Duke DLC adds an extra Crusader Trail campaign and new AI characters. One a brutal newcomer embodying the Crusaders’ nebulous motivations and the other successor to King Phillip from the original Stronghold Crusader. Both desire glorious victories, The Templar cleansing the Holy Land of heretics and The Duke emerging from Phillip’s shadow. More

Optimisation Update

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We’re happy to announce that the first in a new series of optimisation updates has just been released for Stronghold Crusader 2! Development geared towards improving performance has been ongoing for some time now. Recently we reached a point where these changes could be merged into the main game code and released as an update for all players to enjoy. More

New DLC and Free Maps

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The next expansion for Stronghold Crusader 2, ‘The Emperor & The Hermit’ adds two extra AI opponents, an all-new Crusader Trail campaign, 10 achievements, five player shields and new castle designs. As an added bonus, everyone who owns the base game can now access nine additional maps for free. Players with and without the DLC can play together online on a map of their choosing, regardless of whether they own the DLC or not. More

Coming May 13th

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Immediately after the release of ‘The Emperor & The Hermit’ DLC, we will be updating Crusader 2 on Steam with a new map pack. Giving everyone access to the DLC’s selection of new battlefields, this update will be added to the game automatically and completely free of charge. We will tease a few of these in the run up to the release, but expect multiple skirmish maps, Sandbox maps for building (and laying siege to) massive castle and an extra bonus map! More