CastleStorm Brings Towers Defense, Brawing and Destruction to the PS3 and PS Vita

on October 17, 2013 2:18 PM

If you like knights, vikings, destruction and tower defense, then Zen Studio’s upcoming CastleStorm may be your cup of tea.

CastleStorm is a genre mashup title, which combines tower defense mechanics with 2D physics brawlers. Players can control the battle in real time, using medieval artillery, physical attacks, magical spells and more to take on enemy fortresses. CastleStorm also will allow players to tackle a story-driven solo campaign, create their own castles with the Castle Editor, take on friends in the online multiplayer, and fight with friends in co-op modes.

Multiplayer, in more detail, includes the following:

  • 1 vs. 1 split-screen mode: Simply try and beat your opponent by bashing in their castle. Choose your side — the noble Knights or the ragtag Vikings — and then choose your arsenal of weapons wisely. Face off castle to castle, and the first to completely demolish his or her opponent’s castle wins! This mode is only available on PS3.
  • Survival Co-op: Two players team up to fight off waves of enemies together. Assign one player to control the ballista and the other to control ground forces. Good timing and great aim are essential in Survival Co-op, as friendly fire could be harmful to your own troops on the ground.
  • Last Stand Co-op mode: Would you rather ditch the castle and do some hand-to-hand combat out in the battlefield? Check out the Last Stand Co-op mode, where both players control a hero and battle wave after wave of enemies together. The object is to stay alive as long as you can, but remember, enemies can come from either side, so be ready. Please note that we recommend using wi-fi on PS Vita when playing online multiplayer for the best experience.

CastleStorm was previously released on PC via Steam, and is currently set to release on the PS3 and PS Vita on November 5th for $9.99, with Cross Buy support. For more details, check out the PlayStation Blog. For a closer look at the game, check out the CastleStorm trailer, castle editor tutorial,  developer diary and screenshots below. To listen to the original soundtrack (composed by Waterflame of Castle Crashers fame) for free, check out the OST video provided below.

PlayStation Trailer

Castle Editor

Developer Diary

Original Soundtrack

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.