Firefly Studios
Based in London, England

Release date:
Nov 7, 2023



Regular Price:



Greetings sire! Your stronghold awaits you. Relive the glory of the original BAFTA-nominated real-time strategy game, with this new definitive edition of a classic RTS. Carefully rebuilt using the source artwork, remastered music, returning voice talent and veteran developers of the first entry in this legendary series, Stronghold: Definitive Edition is the ultimate way to experience the original 'castle sim'. With the King betrayed and a realm on the brink of collapse, players must gather their scattered forces and reunite them against the monstrous Rat, Pig, Snake and Wolf. Venturing beyond the original story, players can then march across the devastated English hinterland in search of Sir Longarm's captured kin.


Building on its 20 year legacy as the original city builder meets RTS, Stronghold: Definitive Edition invites players to relive the glory of the first Stronghold, remade with new visuals and siege scenarios. This latest entry in the 'castle sim' series features the original game's classic military and economic campaigns, together with an entirely new 14 mission narrative campaign designed by Firefly Studios founders Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette. This is alongside a 10 mission 'Castle Trail', which sees players either defend or besiege historical castles such as Warwick, Dunnottar and Marksburg.

In addition to a host of technical enhancements and player-requested quality of life improvements, Stronghold: Definitive Edition will allow fans old and new to customise their experience with individual settings for many of their preferred game features and controls. Beyond the fresh single player content, players will also weave new gallant tales of victory by picking a fight online with full Steam multiplayer support. Alternatively designing their own fiendishly challenging maps via Steam Workshop or downloading hundreds of player creations made during the game's rich 20 year legacy.

With remade artwork, a higher fidelity soundtrack, Steam multiplayer and Workshop, modernised gameplay, a new campaign and other community requested features, Stronghold: Definitive Edition is the ultimate way to experience the game that started it all.


  • ZOOM INTO NEW VISUALS remade by the original artists with improved animations, textures and lighting.
  • REMATCH CLASSIC VILLAINS as you hunt The Rat and The Snake in a challenging new 14 mission campaign.
  • BATTLE OLD FRIENDS online with full Steam multiplayer support and extra maps on which to wage war!
  • RELIVE HISTORY in a new Castle Trail with 10 challenging siege scenarios and famous historical fortresses.
  • LOSE YOURSELF in a remastered soundtrack, with fresh recordings from some of the game's original voice actors.
  • CREATE, SHARE & ENJOY new Stronghold community content with Steam Workshop support.


Launch Trailer - YouTube

Swine's Bay DLC Trailer (4K) - YouTube

Valley of the Wolf DLC Trailer (4K) - YouTube

Reveal Trailer - YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "With upgraded visuals, rebuilt audio for the score and voice acting, a whole new campaign and various other additions, it would certainly seem like a fort that's been restored to old glory."
    - Miles Thompson, Finger Guns
  • "Nostalgic charm meets sensible modernization, perfect for newcomers and returnees."
    - Michael Sonntag, 4players
  • "Firefly's goal with the Definitive Edition of the classic isn't just to satisfy old fans. No, Stronghold should of course also appeal to potential new fans and get them excited about the series. And there's basically no better way to get started than this new version."
    - Benjamin Jakobs, Eurogamer

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About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is a BAFTA nominated video game studio consisting of around 30 full and part-time staff, specialising in strategy games since 1999.

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Stronghold: Definitive Edition Credits

Simon Bradbury
Founding Partner and Lead Designer

Eric Ouellette
Founding Partner and Executive Producer

Paul Harris
Chief Operating Officer

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