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Zen Studios Announces CastleStorm

by J.P. Corbran - May 30, 2012, 9:58 am EDT
Total comments: 1

It will launch on 'Nintendo digital platforms' later this year.

CastleStorm, a hybrid of tower defense, real-time strategy, and physics-based destruction, will come to Nintendo download platforms later this year courtesy of Zen Studios.

Set in medieval times, the game has you defending your castle against waves of enemies attempting to capture your flag. To do so, you use a variety of the weapons at your disposal, including both explosive projectiles and ground soldiers you can send out.

More information on the game will be revealed at E3, and it is expected to launch later this year.

Zen Studios Announces CastleStorm

A Medieval Fusion of Tower Defense, Real Time Strategy and 2D Destruction is Just Over the Horizon

Los Angeles, CA – May 30, 2012 – Zen Studios today announced CastleStorm, a brand-new, original title for digital distribution, set to release in 2012 for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and other digital platforms.

Set in a colorful medieval world, CastleStorm is a new breed of 2D archery projectile warfare and 2D physics-based structure destruction game. Players will experience a challenging mix of real time strategy, resource management, and a variety of different gameplay scenarios.

CastleStorm features medieval ballista weaponry, allowing players to launch an assortment of explosive weapons including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep to defeat an onslaught of enemies trying to capture your flag and destroy your castle. Deploy a fearsome ground attack of swordsmen, knights, and donkey riders in order to protect your castle games, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.

“CastleStorm is frantic tower defense warfare with tons of weapons, enemies and characters. Fending off a barrage of Direwolves, Bear Riders and Hammer Throwers while destroying an enemy castle will make you laugh, think and adapt in order to survive!” said Mel Kirk, Zen Studios Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.

Zen Studios released a first look CastleStorm trailer, which can be linked from the Zen Studios YouTube channel, or downloaded from the Castle Storm press site.

In addition, CastleStorm features a tower construction editor that allows players to construct their own custom castles that will be used in battle. Castles must be constructed wisely, as choices determine which types of troops and resources will be available during battle!

“Building castles and then knocking them down was fun as a kid, and it’s still fun now.  CastleStorm gives you that and a whole lot more!” said Neil Sorens, Zen Studios Creative Director.

Zen Studios will demo CastleStorm at the upcoming E3 conference in Los Angeles, CA.


ejamerMay 30, 2012

Not sure what to think about this.  Zen Studios has a lot of good will from me due to Zen Pinball.  This new game looks polished enough, and might be fun... but I'd much rather see details about their Marvel tables or other pinball DLC than something from an unrelated genre.

Ronimo's Swords & Soldiers game on WiiWare was a lot of fun, and maybe the similarities mean I'd enjoy CastleStorm too?  Guess I'll look for more information (and probably some reviews after release) to help make up my mind.

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