Ironhide Game Studio announced on Facebook that production has begun on Kingdom Rush 4. No specific details were released about the new tower defense title, but the announcement did calm fears that Ironhide has abandoned the series to work on other projects. After releasing one sequel and a prequel, Kingdom Rush has been put on the back burner so Ironhide could concentrate on its new game called Iron Marines.
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The creators of the Kingdom Rush franchise, Ironhide Game Studio announced its next title called Iron Marines. The real-time strategy game is slated for a "mid-2016" release on iOS and Android with Windows, Linux and Mac releases planned for a later date. Ironhide describes the game as a Sci-Fi RTS with lots of action and "tons of dumb jokes," but that is all the details they have revealed about the new game.
Ironhide Game Studio's hit tower defense title Kingdom Rush has gone free forever on the Apple App Store. This is a steal for iOS users since playing the game does not require any in-app purchases.
The medieval tower defense game put the indy developer Ironhide on the map, and it is still considered one of the best tower defense games ever released. Most importantly Ironhide never forget its fans and has been releasing regular updates for Kingdom Rush even since it was released in 2011.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers is getting a new endless challenge mode three weeks after Hulking Rage was released for Origins. Ironhide Game Studio made the announcement via Facebook on Thursday. The new campaign titled "Temple of Ethereal Evil" will feature "endless alien spawns and their brainwashed tribal allies." The update will also include a new hero for players to use. It is unknown if the hero will be free or available as in-app purchase.
This is the second endless challenge Ironhide has released for Frontiers and its first update of 2015. Both Kingdom Rush and Origins were updated with new levels and heroes in February.
Ironhide Game Studio's popular tower defense series Kingdom Rush has had weird launch history. The original title got its start as a free flash game on Armorgames.com in 2011 and was ported to the iPad a few months later. The game was eventually released to Android devices in 2013 before it finally landed on Steam in 2014. The sequel, Kingdom Rush Frontiers, was originally released to iOS devices before making its way to Android and back to where it all started on Armor Games. Unfortunately for PC fans the third title in the series, Kingdom Rush Origins, was only released for iOS, Android and Amazon mobile devices with no plans for a PC release, but why?
Today Ironghide released an "open letter of love" explaining why there will never be a PC version of the prequel. The letter gives a detailed explanation as to why the Ironhide team chose not to release a PC version and all Kingdom Rush fans should read it in its entirety.