More from the press release and video trailer below:

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – December 17, 2008 – The developers of Swords and Soldiers release the first trailer of Swords and Soldiers containing ingame footage.

Ronimo Games proudly presents the first footage of Swords and Soldiers. Fabian Akker: “We promised a Christmas surprise, so here it is”. The release has been pushed back a bit to the first quarter of 2009. Akker “We want the game to be as polished as possible, so we added some extra weeks to tweak the game, but the wait will be worth it!”

Swords & Soldiers is a sidescrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The game will feature a single player campaign and a competitive splitscreen multiplayer mode a skirmish and three challenge modes for advanced players.

Swords & Soldiers will be the first competitive strategy game on Wii Ware and is scheduled for European, American and Australian release in Q1 2009. For more information on Swords & Soldiers visit the blog: www.swordsandsoldiers.com.