Toy Soldiers: War Chest is Bringing Rainbows and Sunshine to the Toy Soldiers Universe
Signal Studios developed the original tower defense, action strategy hybrid Toy Soldiers back in 2010, followed by a sequel in 2011, but then took a break from the series to develop free-to-play action-RPG Ascend:Hand of Kul. Now the studio is back with a new Toy Soldiers entry and a new publishing partner, Ubisoft. Entitled Toy Soldiers: War Chest, this new entry in the series is seriously upping the ante in every way – more heroes, more armies, more missions, more turrets, more game modes, and expanded multiplayer options.
While Toy Soldiers and its sequel Toy Soldiers: Cold War featured two armies apiece, War Chest will have four armies at launch, and not just your typical soldier armies. While Kaiser returns to lead his WWI-era German forces into battle, a brand new army has been unveiled that is quite...different. Led by the dangerous heroine Starbright, the Star Power army will enter the fray with "unicorn steeds, ferocious pixies, flying Pegasus, and laser-shooting teddy bears, [raining] hearts and rainbows of destruction onto the battlefield." Yes, you read that correctly – "Toy Soldiers: War Chest leaves the battlefields of past-eras behind to face off against the armies from players' imaginations." The additional two armies will be revealed over time, along with the new game modes.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is scheduled to arrive early 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This will mark the first time the Toy Soldiers franchise appears on a PlayStation device, as the previous titles had been published by Microsoft for XBLA and Windows devices. Interestingly, Signal Studios is also working on Toy Soldiers: Complete, a combo pack containing both prior games and all its DLC, which has been in Steam Early Access since February.
Source: Press Release and UbiBlog