As shown during the Gamescom Studio show presented by IGN, Firefly Studios has given the world a first look at the Stronghold: Warlords Japanese single-player campaign following Toyotomi Hideyoshi. This new developer commentary footage shows details on the new ‘Warlord System’ and gives a closer look at the Ninja and Warrior Monk units coming to the game when Stronghold: Warlords releases January 26, 2021.

Firefly Studios – Stronghold: Warlords Trailer:

We’re overjoyed to see how the community reacted to our recent delay announcement and I think the footage we showed during Gamescom really displays the level of polish we’re shooting for. The digital special edition should really appeal to fans of the series, especially the making-of documentary. There are so many fantastic behind-the-scenes stories to be told and I can’t wait for the community to see it.

Firefly Studios Marketing Director Nick Tannahill.

The team also reveals a digital Special Edition for Stronghold: Warlords will be made available for at launch. Priced at $49.99 USD / £39.99 / €44.99, the Stronghold: Warlords Special Edition contains Stronghold: Warlords, the game’s soundtrack, a digital artbook, and a feature-length Making of Stronghold: Warlords documentary with developer interviews and behind the scenes footage from the last three years of development. Special Edition owners also receive a copy of Stronghold HD on Steam.

Stronghold: Warlords Digital Special Edition Contents:

Stronghold HD

  • Full copy of the original game on Steam


  • Completely new full soundtrack
  • Same Stronghold atmosphere and epic battle music, but with a completely new set of instruments and historical inspirations
  • Created by fan-favourite series composer Robert Euvino, who has scored every Stronghold game to date
  • Based on Japanese, Chinese, Cambodian, Mongolian and Vietnamese culture
  • Taking influence from musicians like Yo-Yo Ma and master Shakuhachi players
  • Cover a wide geographical area and hundreds of years of history
  • Available in high quality original format  

Art Book

  • Over thirty pages of original Stronghold artwork from the game’s artists
  • Everything from 2D concepts and character models to in-game renders, environmental illustrations and more
  • Includes key art created by polish artist Mariusz Kozik
  • Insight into Firefly’s artistic process and the way art functions in an RTS
  • Exclusive game art not available in any other format

Making of Documentary 

  • Feature length runtime of almost 90 minutes
  • Covering 3 years of development
  • Mix of behind the scenes footage and interviews with key Firefly staff
  • Designers, coders, artists, composers, producers and marketers talk about their experience developing, revealing and releasing Stronghold: Warlords
  • An honest look at modern indie game development at a small studio during a global pandemic 

Now scheduled for release January 26th 2021 on Steam, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:

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