Stronghold 3 announced for PC

Stronghold 3 coming
Stronghold 3 for the PC has been announced by SouthPeak Interactive as the next entry in the multi-million selling PC series. It will be released in 2011.

Due to a recent asset acquisition, SouthPeak will publish the game which is being developed by Firefly Studios. This includes publishing it both in retail stores as well as digitally.

First released in 2001, the Stronghold series is one of the most respected in its genre, with the franchise selling more than five million copies globally. Stronghold 3 promises to build on these firm foundations with a significantly improved graphics engine and new gameplay elements.

“Stronghold 3 will be a terrific addition to our line-up as our premier release for Spring 2011,” said Melanie Mroz, SouthPeak’s CEO. “Publishing the newest sequel to the popular Stronghold franchise provides additional visibility to our brand and robust portfolio of games. With a strong built-in user base, we believe the enhancements incorporated into this sequel will drive further growth for the franchise, enhance our revenue stream through traditional retail sales, as well as significantly strengthen our digital offering where there remains tremendous growth opportunity.”