Ubisoft just announced that Toy Soldiers: War Chest is releasing worldwide on August 11th, 2015 as a digital download for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. That’s barely two weeks away. I am ashamed to say that this is the third installment in the franchise and I have not heard of or played the previous two. Toy Soldiers is developed by Signal Studios and offers a hybrid blend of action strategy gameplay and tower defense mechanics.
Along with the release, a special Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition will also be available at retailers and for digital download. The Hall of Fame edition includes four licensed armies, in addition the to four that come with the standard edition; GI Joe, He-Man, Cobra Commander, and Ezio.
Here’s the description of these factions from the press release:
Marching into the toy box is a highly trained special mission force, code name: G.I. JOE. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with an arsenal of weapons and overflowing with fighting spirit, this team works together on the front lines to stop evil in its tracks.
Enabled by the power of Grayskull™ is the Masters of the Universe™ army led by He-Man™, The Most Powerful Man in the Universe™. Gifted with unimaginable strength and fearless courage, He-Man, Battle Cat™ and his Eternian warriors team up to protect the Eternia toy box from the forces of darkness.
Trained in explosives and martial arts, and backed by the support of a fanatical army comprised of a deeply loyal infantry, the Cobra Commander army will not hesitate to take on any opposing faction. With a mix of brute force, advanced technologies and fierce tenacity, the Cobra Commander army is a force to be reckoned with on the ground and in the skies.
Gifted with a prowess in parkour, stealth and charisma, Ezio and the Assassin’s brotherhood team up to create a fierce alliance of justice and protection. An ancestor of Desmond Miles, the charming Florentine Ezio Auditore da Firenze is a master with the hidden blade and the ladies.
The game looks like army men brought to life. My inner child is relieving memories of going to the dollar store and spending $5 on army men, setting up my army while my friends set up theirs and then hucking rocks and stuff until someone had no more standing soldiers.
If you’re not as excited as I am or want more information, watch the trailer or go to toysouldiers.ubi.com.