October 17, 2013 // 6:24 pm
- Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher
announced today alongside a video trailer that CastleStorm is coming to both PS3 and PS Vita platforms on November 5, 2013.
To quote: Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mixed with tower defense brawling!
The idea for CastleStorm came from fond childhood memories of building LEGO castles and then (of course) destroying them. If you want to know more about the inspiration behind the game, and meet the team who created it, watch the developer diary.
We know many of you have been waiting for CastleStorm to arrive on PlayStation, so today we're happy to announce that CastleStorm is coming on November 5th for $9.99, with cross buy support. Pick up the game on PS3 and get it on PS Vita at no charge. For those of you who haven't heard about the game, here's the scoop...
It's Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D, physics-based destruction. Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells.
CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!
For those of you who like to build and create, CastleStorm features a tower construction editor so you can construct your own custom castles that will be used in battle (including online multiplayer). Castles must be constructed wisely, as choices determine which types of troops and resources will be available during battle!
Watch this video for a bit more info on proper castle building etiquette.
1 vs. 1 split-screen mode: Simply try and beat your opponent by bashing in their castle. Choose your side - the noble Knights or the ragtag Vikings - and then choose your arsenal of weapons wisely. Face off castle to castle, and the first to completely demolish his or her opponent's castle wins! This mode is only available on PS3.
Survival Co-op: Two players team up to fight off waves of enemies together. Assign one player to control the ballista and the other to control ground forces. Good timing and great aim are essential in Survival Co-op, as friendly fire could be harmful to your own troops on the ground.
Last Stand Co-op mode: Would you rather ditch the castle and do some hand-to-hand combat out in the battlefield? Check out the Last Stand Co-op mode, where both players control a hero and battle wave after wave of enemies together.
The object is to stay alive as long as you can, but remember, enemies can come from either side, so be ready. Please note that we recommend using wi-fi on PS Vita when playing online multiplayer for the best experience.
Multiple paths to victory means you get to choose how to defeat your enemy. Capture the flag, destroy their castle, or complete another predetermined level objective in order to claim victory. Each level features multiple objectives, each with their own rewards.
CastleStorm also features an arsenal that would make any medieval warrior proud. Harness the power of medieval ballista weaponry, and launch an assortment of explosive weapons, including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep (Yes, really!) 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, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.
CastleStorm also features an original soundtrack by Waterflame, who worked on Castle Crashers! We invite everyone to listen to the soundtrack for free on YouTube.
See you on the battlefield on November 5th!