2K Games Launches The Stronghold Collection for Windows PC

2K Games today announced that The Stronghold Collection is
now available for Windows PC in North America. The Stronghold
Collection brings together five games from the critically
acclaimed real-time strategy (RTS) series that allows players to conquer
the Middle Ages.

The Stronghold series has become one of the most popular
dynamic castle building sim games in the world, combining the finest
aspects from the city builder and RTS genres. The Stronghold
includes the deep strategic gameplay of Stronghold,
Stronghold 2
, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold
Crusader Extreme
and Stronghold Legends in a
$29.99 value-priced package that is entirely DRM-free.

“The Stronghold series has seen worldwide success,
and we are excited to now offer The Stronghold Collection
in one epic bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Now fans
and newcomers alike can experience the entire Stronghold
heritage and embrace the series’ strategic, well-balanced gameplay
while building, defending and expanding through the Middle Ages.”

The Stronghold Collection will combine historically
accurate castle construction and management, and authentic medieval
combat. Players will journey to lands of brave warriors, epic legends
and fearsome weaponry, where they will build and fortify fortresses; lay
siege to intrepid enemies; and conquer harsh terrains. The
Stronghold Collection
includes the following games:

  • Stronghold: The original, award-winning castle sim that
    takes players through medieval Britain as they lead strategic military
    and economic expansion, defend against invaders, and conquer enemy
  • Stronghold 2: The King, having fled after the defeat of
    his own armies, is now attempting to rule his country from a secret
    location. Powerful barons are jostling for what is fast becoming a
    disintegrating kingdom, and it is up to you to stem the tides of their
    ambition and unite the land again under the King.
  • Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Crusader Extreme:
    Journey to distant Arabian lands and lead a determined group of
    Crusaders. Relive the historic Crusades in four campaigns as Richard
    the Lionheart and Saladin, the Sultan of Syria. Stronghold
    Crusader Extreme
    adds 20 new missions, new buildings and
    larger armies of 10,000 troops.
  • Stronghold Legends: Play as epic leaders throughout
    history, including King Arthur and the forces of Camelot, Siegfried
    and Dietrich in the German Ice Campaign, and Vlad Dracul and his evil
    forces in Transylvania.

The Stronghold Collection is rated T for Teen by the ESRB.2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).


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