I’m not entirely familar with the franchise, but it is not to be confused with 3DO’s Army Men series. Instead the series plays out with a bigger group of toys, beyond Army Men, and this time includes a Barbie doll like army! The game is very similar to a tower defense title. It looks rather neat if you ask me.
The release date for Toy Soldiers: War Chest is early 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
“Partnering with Ubisoft presented an opportunity to create the Toy Soldiers game we had always envisioned,” said D.R. Albright III, founder of Signal Studios. “Gamers of all ages can play as and face off against toys familiar to them from their childhoods to recreate the battles from their imaginations. Fans will have a great time learning how each army plays and the individual strengths of their troops and weapons.”
Four diverse armies will be available at launch. The proud and disciplined Kaiser returns to lead his German Empire forces and defend their reign with new troops, weapons and turrets. New to the franchise is the Star Power army led by the whimsical but dangerous heroine, Starbright – her army of unicorn steeds, ferocious pixies, flying Pegasus and laser-shooting teddy bears have come to rain hearts and rainbows of destruction onto the battlefield. Each army defends with its own unique base turrets, combat and aerial attack vehicles and army units, making each gameplay experience distinct. Two additional armies in Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be revealed closer to launch.
With more heroes, missions and playable armies than any previous Toy Soldiers, Toy Soldiers: War Chest is the most expansive title to date. Additional features in the game include more turrets and turret upgrades, more barrages, new game modes and expanded multiplayer and cooperative play.
“We are big fans of Toy Soldiers, which is a consistent top performer of digital arcade titles. We are proud to help create the next iteration in the franchise and bring Toy Soldiers to more platforms and more players than ever before,” said Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing, Ubisoft. “Toy Soldiers is a unique blend of tower defense and strategy, and Toy Soldiers: War Chest makes the toy box eternal, letting gamers face off against rival toys and friends to determine which army will reign victorious. There’s something very satisfying about combining strategy with seriously fun gameplay, like taking out the Kaiser’s troops with a laser-shooting teddy bear.”