CastleStorm Bringing Tower Destruction and Defence to XBLA
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Winging its way to the Xbox Live Arcade later this year is Pinball FX developer Zen Studios' next game, a blend of Angry Birds-style 2D destruction, tower defence and real-time strategy called CastleStorm. Set in a bold and colourful medieval world, CastleStorm features 2D archery and a 2D physics-based destruction element alongside its RTS bits and resource management.

As well as launching arrows, you'll also be able to pelt the enemy using your ballista, launching a variety of projectiles including Morningstars, Homing Eagles, Apple Grenades and Flying Sheep. You'll need to ramp up your defences and prevent the marching hordes of enemies attempting to capture your flag and destroy your castle. You'll also be able to send out your ground army, consisting of swordsmen, knights and donkey riders.

If all that fails to keep your castle and flag safe, you can also resort to casting spells to fend off Direwolves, Bear Riders and Hammer Throwers. CastleStorm will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade later in 2012. Check out the trailer and screens below.


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Comment #1 by Barad
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:53:57 AM
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Damn I want to play this now!

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Comment #2 by Megis Eldurin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:58:14 AM
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Prepare my organs for harvest, and uhm... My MS points for spending.

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Comment #3 by ThrustfulSteve
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:08:12 AM
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I must try this donket rider!

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Comment #4 by Solomon Fuere
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:15:50 AM
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Not another one.

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Comment #5 by MattCannell91
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:29:54 PM
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Woah, that looks pretty awesome!
Will be keeping a close eye for a price and release date :D

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Comment #6 by Ereaser NL
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:46:35 PM
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Already tired of Angry Birds, but this looks way more interresting.
Might get it if it's 800MSP and not 1200MSP

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Comment #7 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:57:15 PM
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Never got into angry birds, but this could be refreshing. Lots of color which I like.

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Comment #8 by Death shrimp X
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:59:44 PM
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Looks like cartoon wars

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Comment #9 by General Redland
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:17:44 PM
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I thought that music sounded familiar, albeit a remix.

It's "Age of War,"
Remix of this song

I don't know why all the comparisons go first to "Angry Birds." I mean, even the troop animations are similar to a game that I see must be overlooked.

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Comment #10 by bentiancai
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 02:23:00 PM
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The graphic looks so cool, might grab it by then.

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Comment #11 by GaryYEAH
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 04:33:15 PM
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Does anyone else think that "Hands off, you sly scoundrel!" could become a meme? :P.


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Comment #12 by daardu
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:51:21 PM
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Art of war was one of the best flash games that I have ever played, certainly buying this.

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Comment #13 by FlackoWeasel
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 07:33:50 AM
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Sounds very interesting. I love Pinball Fx2. I definetely am trying demo out when it comes out. Angry Birds is also a game I really love, so that's why this interests me :3.

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US May 29, 2013

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