Firefly Studios today announced that Stronghold 3: Gold Edition will be released on 25 May 2012 for PC and Mac. This new edition will bundle the latest version of Stronghold 3 with a new “Blackstaff” single player campaign. Stronghold 3: Gold Edition will also unlock all 12 historical sieges, previously only available through special editions of the game.
Stronghold 3: Gold Edition mixes fast-paced real-time strategy, village sim gameplay and dramatic castle sieges with hundreds of enemies on screen at once. A keep full of fantastic features includes realistic physics, intricate castle and village design, story-driven gameplay and multiplayer combat. The new Gold Edition features all the extra content and tweaks added to Stronghold 3 since release. This includes 3 core campaigns (including the new Blackstaff Campaign), 4 multiplayer modes (including the new Coronation mode), a free build sandbox mode and 12 historical sieges.
Set during the events of Stronghold 3’s military campaign, Blackstaff is an all-new single player campaign, following Thomas Blackstaff as he hunts down the three escaped sons of The Rat. Your journey will take you across the sea to your former home on Greyshore Island and pit you against the evil Brotherhood, who in your youth forced you into exile.
Anyone that purchased Stronghold 3 before the launch of the Gold Edition on 25 May will have their copy of the game automatically upgraded to Stronghold 3: Gold Edition through Steam. Those who purchase the standard edition of Stronghold 3 after this date will have the option to purchase the Blackstaff Campaign (including access to all 12 historical sieges) as downloadable content.