Acquiring the rights to the Toy Soldiers franchise from Microsoft back in March, Signal Studios has announced that they’ve teamed with Ubisoft to release the next game in the franchise, titled Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Out in early 2015, War Chest will be a digital title available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Promising the “most expansive” Toy Soldiers title to date, here’s what you can expect from War Chest:
Defend your toy box and take the battle to your enemies with one of four incredible armies. Lead from the strategic level, placing and upgrading turrets, or take direct command of turrets or heroes to decimate the opposition. Upgrade and customize armies while fighting through each of the four campaigns or take the fight online in new and returning multiplayer modes.
Unique Action-Tower Defense Gameplay
Place and upgrade turrets to protect your toy box from waves of increasingly cunning and powerful foes, or take direct control of your units to mow down enemies. Success in battle will require players to balance strategic prowess and deployment of resources with a steady trigger finger and deadly aim.
Four Distinctive and Upgradeable Armies
For the first time in franchise history, Toy Soldiers: War Chest leaves the battlefields of past-eras behind to face-off against the armies from players’ imaginations. While Starbright’s army of Buddy Bears, Ponies and Pixies may look cute, they pack a devastatingly adorable punch. The infamous Kaiser makes his triumphant Toy Soldiers return to lead his disciplined WWI-era German forces into battle. Two more armies will be announced before launch in early 2015. Each army is unique and can be customized with weapons and upgrades earned through gameplay.
New and Classic Gameplay Modes
Toy Soldiers: War Chest brings back the classic single player tower defense game mode from the first two entries in the franchise and adds new modes that will be revealed in the near future.
D.R. Albright III, Founder of Signal Studios, had this to say:
Partnering with Ubisoft presented an opportunity to create the Toy Soldiers game we had always envisioned. Gamers of all ages can play as and face off against toys familiar to them from their childhoods to recreate the battles from their imaginations. Fans will have a great time learning how each army plays and the individual strengths of their troops and weapons.
Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing, Ubisoft, added:
We are big fans of Toy Soldiers, which is a consistent top performer of digital arcade titles. We are proud to help create the next iteration in the franchise and bring Toy Soldiers to more platforms and more players than ever before. Toy Soldiers is a unique blend of tower defense and strategy, and Toy Soldiers: War Chest makes the toy box eternal, letting gamers face off against rival toys and friends to determine which army will reign victorious. There’s something very satisfying about combining strategy with seriously fun gameplay, like taking out the Kaiser’s troops with a laser-shooting teddy bear.
Will you be picking up Toy Soldiers: War Chest next year?