MacSoft Ships Stronghold To Retail Stores

The folks at MacSoft sent us a note saying that Stronghold has shipped to retailers. Stronghold is a game that puts you in the role of building a castle, and having to defend it from invaders. The game also allows players to attempt to take historical castles, build for buildingis sake, and play online through Game Ranger. From MacSoft:

MacSoft, a label of Infogrames, Inc., is pleased to announce Stronghold is shipping to retail stores this week. Set in Medieval times, Stronghold gives players the daunting task of protecting their land from invasion, while keeping their people well fed and content.

In Stronghold, gamers establish a settlement, build their castle and engage in warfare to defend their population of Lords, Ladies, Jesters, livestock and more. Gamers engage in warfare with troops such as engineers and tunnelers while using mobile equipment like catapults, siege towers and battering rams. Other popular weaponry includes static siege engines including mangonel, ballista and trebuchets.

Stronghold offers a variety of combat and non-combat game modes including Free Build, where players can build with no enemy to fight, goals to achieve or time limit. The Siege Mission lets players choose to attack or defend pre-built historical castles. Additionally the Combat Campaign allows players to fight their way through a 21-mission campaign against four ruthless opponents: the Rat, the Snake, the Pig and the Wolf.

A robust, full-featured map and scenario editor is included in Stronghold allowing players to build and play custom maps. Other options include playing in a previously saved map, building a new map from scratch and building a map for multiplayer mode.

As exciting is the enthralling multi-player game play for up to 8 players via LAN or over the Internet using Game Ranger.

Stronghold is selling for US$39.99, and should be hitting retail stores this week, or early next week. The game is rated "T" for teen. You can find more information on Stronghold at the MacSoft Web site.