Get Stronghold 1 For Free, Immediately
7sixty, Stronghold 3's new publisher, has dropped us a line to let us know about a new preorder promotion on Steam. If you pre-purchase their upcoming strategy title, you will receive an exclusive extra singleplayer level and the original game as a free download that you can play immediately. Steamworks support has also been confirmed once Stronghold 3 launches this September.
We've also got a clutch of new screenshots and details after the break.
The exclusive singleplayer level provides "literal tower defence" by charging players with defending the Tower Of London from enemy attack. It's based upon genuine architectural plans, and should provide an authentic experience as well as an addictive leaderboard challenge.
Valve's business development director has confirmed that Steamworks functionality will power the multiplayer functionality.
We're pleased to be working with 7sixty on its first digital release for Steam and look forward to a good relationship. Offering the original Stronghold, along with the exclusive Tower of London map, for those who pre-order is a fantastic incentive and offers fans - both old and new - great value for money. We're also pleased to be supporting the game with Steamworks, which will power the great new multiplayer features in Stronghold 3 that make it easier than ever to conquer the castles of your friends. - Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development at Valve
7sixty also sent over some screens, which we've corralled below.