We have just released a new video update in our Gambitious crowdfunding campaign. This new video introduces players to the tyrannical Caliph, one of eight unique AI characters playable in the game at launch. The Caliph employs his own brand of barbaric tactics to burn his enemies and conquer all in the desert. He is one of the most aggressive AI characters in the game, likely to attack players early on in the game and use fiery pitch traps as a means of defending his castle.Players can choose to play as, with or against the Caliph in eight player multiplayer. Co-op, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Capture the Flag game modes will all be available, with players able to mix and match human and AI opponents however they want. Each AI character will be distinct with their own unique castle designs, tactics, defences and favourite troops. One character may rush the player early on with hordes of torch-wielding Slaves, whereas another will prefer to slowly build up his defences before launching a full siege with mounted units and siege equipment.
For a limited time you can donate to our crowdfunding campaign and pre-order the game for $20. Additional tier rewards include a physical Special Edition of Stronghold Crusader 2 with backer-exclusive cover art and physical art book.