Castlestorm Hits Steam, New DLC En Route

Castlestorm Hits Steam, New DLC En Route

Zen Studios' latest title is now available on Steam, and the developer has just announced plans for an upcoming DLC pack slated to hit both Valve's service and the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Castlestorm is a clever mash-up of creatively-modeled physics and a two-dimensional adaptation of the popular tower defense subgenre. On paper that sounds utterly bizarre, but in practice it works out quite nicely. The game is beautifully animated, features intuitive controls and boasts some of the more entertaining writing in any recent game.

I mention all of this because Castlestorm was initially released as an Xbox Live Arcade title, but has just made the jump to Steam. That greatly expands the pool of potential players the $10 title might attract, but also creates a huge swath of gamers who previously had no reason to know anything about Castlestorm. Consider that last paragraph a primer.

Now that you're up to speed, we can move on to the DLC announcement. According to Zen Studios, come July 31, Castlestorm will see the first of two planned expansions. This initial release is entitled From Outcast to Savior, and features "a brand new Royal Guard faction, new environments, an unlikely Hero, 20 new battles, new weapons, Skirmish & Survival levels and new Achievements." That clip you see embedded at top-right is the DLC's official announcement trailer, and assuming it piques your interesting, you'll be able to purchase the thing in mere days for $3 (or 240 Microsoft points, if you're really into proprietary monetary schemes).

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Dang it, I thought this was CATTLESTORM at first. I'd buy that.

Okay, may buy this too, but now more sadly.

Getting real tired of fantasy games looking like WoW and Dota.

The castle stuff, the siege attacks look good (crush the castle anyone), but the units look awful. That blocky, colourful WoW style.

Urgh.

Its really fun!
Funny gameplay, nice graphics, humor.....and, most of all: fun lokal multiplayer!

It's by Zen Studios so I'll buy it by default. These guys are one of my favorite developers right now and their Zen Pinball/Pinball FX series is probably the best pinball series around for consoles.

Earnest Cavalli:
piques your interesting

Just pointing that out.

oldtaku:
Dang it, I thought this was CATTLESTORM at first. I'd buy that.

Okay, may buy this too, but now more sadly.

What would that be, like a combination TD/cow tipping game?

Zachary Amaranth:

oldtaku:
Dang it, I thought this was CATTLESTORM at first. I'd buy that.

Okay, may buy this too, but now more sadly.

What would that be, like a combination TD/cow tipping game?

Like a Sharknado, but obviously deadlier.

 

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