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CastleStorm Coming to PS3 and PS Vita on November 5th

Bobby Loertscher's Avatar + Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Oct 17, 2013 // Community Manager, Zen Studios

Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mixed with tower defense brawling! The idea for CastleStorm came from fond childhood memories of building LEGO castles and then (of course) destroying them. If you want to know more about the inspiration behind the game, and meet the team who created it, watch the developer diary.

We know many of you have been waiting for CastleStorm to arrive on PlayStation, so today we’re happy to announce that CastleStorm is coming on November 5th for $9.99, with cross buy support. Pick up the game on PS3 and get it on PS Vita at no charge. For those of you who haven’t heard about the game, here’s the scoop…

It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D, physics-based destruction. Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells. CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!

CastleStorm on PS3 and PS VitaCastleStorm on PS3 and PS Vita

For those of you who like to build and create, CastleStorm features a tower construction editor so you can construct your own custom castles that will be used in battle (including online multiplayer). Castles must be constructed wisely, as choices determine which types of troops and resources will be available during battle! Watch this video for a bit more info on proper castle building etiquette.

Multiplayer Details

  • 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.

Multiple paths to victory means you get to choose how to defeat your enemy. Capture the flag, destroy their castle, or complete another predetermined level objective in order to claim victory. Each level features multiple objectives, each with their own rewards.

CastleStorm on PS3 and PS Vita

CastleStorm also features an arsenal that would make any medieval warrior proud. Harness the power of medieval ballista weaponry, and launch an assortment of explosive weapons, including Morningstars, Apple Grenades, Homing Eagles, and even flying sheep (Yes, really!) to defeat an onslaught of enemies trying to capture your flag and destroy your castle.

Deploy a fearsome ground attack of swordsmen, knights, and donkey riders in order to protect your castle, and if all else fails, call upon powerful spells to help keep the enemy at bay.

CastleStorm also features an original soundtrack by Waterflame, who worked on Castle Crashers! We invite everyone to listen to the soundtrack for free on YouTube.

See you on the battlefield on November 5th!

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48 Comments   8 Replies

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+ RE_Player on October 17th, 2013 at 7:05 am said:

Trust me guys this game is a blast. Picked it up on PC awhile back and have already logged a ton of hours. Cross buy support pretty much confirms I’ll double dip on PS3 and Vita.

Keep the great games and pinball tables coming Zen.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 7:10 am said:

    Thank you so much for your support! :D


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+ CapJSheridan on October 17th, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

Considering Angry Birds is $39,99 I might as well pick this one instead


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+ johnnyp70 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

One word…FINALLY!!!!

If Zen’s name is on the game, you know you’re getting quality. Can’t wait to play on both systems.


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+ Gorvi on October 17th, 2013 at 7:18 am said:

Finally! I don’t remember it being announced for Vita before, that’s a nice surprise. :)


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+ RealZero on October 17th, 2013 at 7:18 am said:

I join in with the “FINALLY!” comment, cause, damn, finally!
Really looking forward to this and, please, also release this on PS4 as soon as you can, don’t want it to “get lost” in the upcoming PS4 action, sure, still leaves Vita, but yeah, it would be great to have it on PS4 as well.

Thanks for this, looking forward to it, and hoping the best for a PS4 version as well.

Greetings,
RealZero


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+ Evilmanta on October 17th, 2013 at 7:28 am said:

It’s like a modern-day rampart! Anybody else remember that game? Can’t wait!


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+ MichaelNyboeBach on October 17th, 2013 at 7:28 am said:

What a nice surprise, I didn’t know this game existed but now I am looking forward to getting this for my vita!


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+ MrBendel on October 17th, 2013 at 7:30 am said:

This game looks like a lot of fun. I hope its not too cluttered on the Vita screen because thats the version i’m gonna pick up!


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 7:32 am said:

    It’s Cross Buy entitled, so if you have a PS3 also, you can get it on both at no extra charge :)


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+ ExMimic on October 17th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

Definitely going to pick this up. Any plans on a PS4 version.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:02 am said:

    We’ll let everyone know about our PS4 plans as soon as we can confirm all the juicy details :)


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+ tylerh1701 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

Awesome! I’m not longer playing on my Xbox 360 so this is one of the few games I was sad I was missing out on. But not anymore!

Are you also planning to release the DLC on PSN?

Thanks.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

    Yes! DLC! – we’ve got a lot of stuff for our small team to do, but we’ll make it happen :D


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+ Rufus69Firefly on October 17th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

PS developers take note. This is how you do it. Cross-buy is a major deal-breaker for PS3/Vita owners. Add in the fact that there are split-screen, co-op, and online modes plus a custom castle-building tool…

Again, PS developers take note that THIS is how you build a game. Upon reading the features I’m 95% on the “will buy” list.

PS – Agree with #1, keep the pinball tables coming. That’s most used game for me on the Vita. Zen is by-far one of the most solid Sony partners.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

    Thank you so much! We LOVE Cross Buy! :D


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+ vanwinkle on October 17th, 2013 at 7:40 am said:

BEAUTIFUL.

WILL BUY!

Thanks Bobby.


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+ Mando44646 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:43 am said:

finally! Though i wish it came in Oct so I could use money on it towards the get $10 back promotion


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+ GGCAN on October 17th, 2013 at 7:51 am said:

Thanks Bobby.

I agree with johnnyp70 that if Zen’s name is on it, it’s a quality product.

Want this for my Vita and glad it’s cross buy.


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+ CrusaderForever on October 17th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

YES!!!!!! How awesome is this news! Your Balance of the Force is truly amazing as well! I am so proud to support you guys! Keep up the great work!


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:07 am said:

    Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying the new tables – I am so proud of our designers, they went all out on the Balance of the Force pack!


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+ waleed2020 on October 17th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

so cool


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+ Ryumoau on October 17th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Looks interesting. wish it didn’t come out the same day as Ghosts though. not sure i’ll have time to play this. :(


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+ poodude on October 17th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

“The idea for CastleStorm came from fond childhood memories of building LEGO castles and then (of course) destroying them.”

This is the only way to play with LEGO :p.

Also, Survival mode sounds like a lot of fun. Well definitely be picking this up.


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:28 am said:

    Right?! It’s not fun unless you’re smashing stuff to bits! Luckily you get to do that a LOT in CastleStorm :)


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+ ankyan on October 17th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

It’s a pleasure to announce that we, here in Brazil, are very happy with Sony’s annoucement about our official PS4 price of R$ 3,999.00 or US$ 1,848.91 and the suggested game prices of R$ 179.00 or US$ 82.76. It has been a long and anxious wait for this pronouncement. I can’t explain how that makes us all happy here. Finally we understand how a so powerful console can cost only US$ 399.00 in the USA. I can’t wait to join my new console with the other Sony’s products: 2 Sony Vaio (SVS13A17GBB and SVF14A17PBS), 2 PSP (model 3010 both), 1 PS3, 1 PSVita, 1 Bravia Sony and 1 Sony Xperia ZQ. And this account is all full of games bought in PSN.

Thanks, Sony!


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+ paulogy on October 17th, 2013 at 8:26 am said:

This looks fun. Is a demo available?


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    + Bobby Loertscher on October 17th, 2013 at 8:35 am said:

    Excellent question! Yes, there will be a demo :)


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+ Darth_NODlike on October 17th, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

This looks like a ton of fun! Can’t wait to pick it up, especially with cross-buy. Zen delivers again!


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+ Zionine on October 17th, 2013 at 8:48 am said:

Just watched a gameplay.. looks like tons of fun. :)


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+ akisuo on October 17th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Sweetness. Looks like my Vita will be getting some extra love!


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+ Ricen-Beans on October 17th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this one for a loooong time.

Will this have a platinum trophy?


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+ ATEX79 on October 17th, 2013 at 9:27 am said:

To Zen Studios – Thanks for bringing this to Vita. We love the cross-buy and cross-play features. If you build it, we will buy it (unless it’s garbage)!


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+ nikrel on October 17th, 2013 at 9:55 am said:

This game is amazing, I picked it up on the PC you will not be disappointed!


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+ djsaiyan on October 17th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

This looks like SO much fun!


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+ Satnamji on October 17th, 2013 at 10:36 am said:

With most developers falling down on the promise of remote play for PS3 games when the Vita was announced, it’s great to see a developer who honors the original intention behind that promise with cross-buy for many of its titles where feasible.


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+ beetlegossip on October 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

Haha, definitely getting this over Angry Birds. Cross-Buy and most likely going to be much less than $39.99 at release. You’ve got my money!


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+ DecadanceFantasy on October 17th, 2013 at 11:15 am said:

Hadn’t heard of it before, looks like fun. Nice price.


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+ Mwindaji on October 17th, 2013 at 11:54 am said:

Nice. I almost bought this on steam but I thought I’d wait too see if it would come to the Vita. For once my patience paid off.


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+ ninth_prey on October 17th, 2013 at 12:17 pm said:

Wait, is this cross platform play as well? Either way, still getting it. Just want to know if I can play against ps3 people on my vita.


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+ ltn2150 on October 17th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

is the dlc coming as well?


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+ XeahuleXolic on October 17th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Epic I would love to play this :D


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+ Stranger_Eddie on October 17th, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

1 – Zen Studios = including you Bobby Loertscher ;)

You are one of the BEST DEVELOPERS OF THIS YEAR!

CONGRATULATIONS! I´m COMPLETELY HAPPY with your job!

– Zen Pinball games;
– Kick Beat.

Continue this MAGNIFICENT JOOB!

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2 – Doubt about Star Wars Pinball (the last 3 tables launched).

– I noticed in PSN Store there are two options to buy:

– One, for the new Star Wars 3 new machines pack Pinball only;
– Another the same 3 Star Wars machines but for Zen Pinball 2 game pack!

My doubt is: If I decide to buy this Star Wars pack (this new one), for Zen Pinball 2, this purchase, is possible to download to Star Wars Pinball game (and vice-versa)????


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+ Stranger_Eddie on October 17th, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

………….. sorry for the double post….

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3 – Suggestion:

When you finish the gameplay, is possible to registry the record!

So, everytime, I need to put the “3 letters” (initials) to input my score (record)….

The suggestion is: Just create a kind of “DEFAULT CONFIG” to registry the “3 letters” (initials) and everytime when you finish the game this input automaticaly!

… And if somebody decides to change = input another different name to registry!

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AGAIN!…. CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOU!

I Promisse you to buy more games!

THANK YOU! ;)


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+ Elvick_ on October 17th, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

This looks super fun.


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+ Rezolution77 on October 17th, 2013 at 3:11 pm said:

Hmmm lets see.

1.Castle sieges.(check)
2.Rampart like gameplay only with the benefits of todays technology.(check)
3.Multiplayer(check)
4.Crossbuy.(check)

You will definately have my money, that is if you make it at a price that makes sense.
If not I will wait for a sale that you may have (eventually)

Look foward to it ;)


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+ Psycopas on October 17th, 2013 at 3:23 pm said:

Why no online multiplayer :(


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+ plaztiksyke on October 17th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Kinda reminds me of the style mash-up that was Slam Bolt Scrappers, which we really really liked. Looking forward to trying a demo of this! :)

When my husband travels, he takes our Vita with him and we can some games online. Both our PS3 and VIta are on the same PSN account, and some games don’t allow different devices on the same account to play against eachother (Zen Pinball being one that doesn’t work). Will this game allow us to play eachother, one person on Vita and one person on PS3, with both people under the same PSN account?

PS: Love Zen Pinball, but will the “sparks” on the Tesla table every be re-introduced? They were *awesome* looking in the original Zen Pinball, but were absent from Zen Pinball 2.


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+ VertigeV on October 17th, 2013 at 5:45 pm said:

Day one purchase on Vita. This game looks awesome, love the mechanics, love the art. Hopefully it runs at least 30 fps on Vita.

Good luck with launch!


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+ Austud on October 17th, 2013 at 6:27 pm said:

FINALLY!!!!! This is my most anticipated vita game. Glad to see cross-buy. Is there cross-save and cross-play (i.e. ps3 vs vita)?


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+ tusunami on October 17th, 2013 at 6:28 pm said:

It baffles me why game journalist are saying the PS Vita is doomed, with all these great games coming to the platform. PS4 day 1 shipping I’m out


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+ PainOfSarrow on October 18th, 2013 at 8:47 am said:

wow hade to log in just to comment. this looks great to me and worth 10$ 100%. reminds me of the browser game Crush The Castle. angry birds style, plus a level editor ? these are the kind of games i look forward to. day 1 buy.


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+ PainOfSarrow on October 18th, 2013 at 8:49 am said:

ALSO, can you play the modes with bots and can you create castles for single play ?


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+ Welmosca on October 18th, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

YAY PS3 and Vita plus cross-buy…thank you Zen.Any chance of a demo?


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+ Welmosca on October 18th, 2013 at 12:44 pm said:

@ 6 Evilmanta – Are you talking about that game on PS1 where we would play as giant animals causing havoc all over the city?…if yes then damn man I have some fond memories of that game.


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+ birthgamer87 on October 20th, 2013 at 3:12 pm said:

Is this digital release only?


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