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Stronghold 3: The Campaigns storms the App Store

Classic PC strategy series Stronghold has made its way to Apple’s iPad.

Hard to believe, but the Stronghold series actually debuted back in 2001 which, for anyone who thinks the ’90s was yesterday, was 13 years ago. Since that time, the city-builder-meets-RTS title has built up a pretty strong following of gamers (selling somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million copies) with it’s gritty, no punches pulled take on Medieval life in Europe. It’s also a history that Digital Tribe Games is looking to capitalize on with the new (and surprisingly full-featured) Stronghold title on iOS.

“The Stronghold franchise has endured with the fans of the series for many reasons,” said Melanie Mroz, VP of Business Development, Digital Tribe Games. “The unique hybrid of city-building and management with real time strategy gameplay has garnered a strong fan base and we are thrilled to get iPad users in on the action.”

I said the mobile version of Stronghold 3 was surprising in its feature set and it really is, showcasing pretty much all of what makes the computerized edition such a fan favorite. Here’s some of what you can expect from it:

  • Design and build mighty castles from which to launch campaigns
  • Build and take control of powerful, imposing armies
  • Launch sieges and defend against enemy attacks
  • Devise personalized tactics and strategies to vanquish opponents
  • Run a medieval economy and manage every slice of gritty, grim medieval life
  • Fully dynamic castle construction doesn’t confine players to a grid-based system
  • Solid military and economic campaigns
  • Impressive collapsing building physics
  • Night and day cycles

Sharpen your blades and shine those shields; Stronghold 3: The Campaigns is available right now on the App Store for the intro price of $4.99 USD with the 17 missions from the Military Campaign also on sale for $2.99. Grab ’em quick if you want ’em though as these process will jump up to $6.99 and $4.99 before long.

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