Back in 2010, Signal Studios released a game called Toy Soldiers on Xbox Live Arcade, with the help of Microsoft.
While it remained exclusive to Xbox 360 on console platforms, a few years after this it was released on Windows. It seems now every platform will finally be able to enjoy this action strategy game - with a high-definition remaster officially announced for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
Command from above or take direct control below. Lead your foot soldiers, cavalry, tanks and planes to victory. Deploy an exciting arsenal of guns, gas, howitzers, mortars, troops, flamethrowers and vehicles to protect your Toybox in vintage WWI toy dioramas.
Toy Soldiers is a multi-genre action-strategy game in which players command antique WWI toy soldiers vying for control of the trench-filled diorama battlefields of Europe. The original classic has been overhauled and upgraded with new content, skins, gameplay, expanded game modes, improved controls and graphical upgrades. We’ve also included all the original DLC and a few new levels as well!
It'll be arriving on all platforms at some point this August. Until then, take a look at the trailer above and tell us in the comments if you would be interested in checking it out.
For a moment, I thought this was that Play Station game about the green plastic soldier toys (had to look it up, it was Army Men I was thinking of)
In comparison to what I was expecting, this looks to be a much better game than that other one.
@Desrever Yeah I was thinking the same thing...This stupid memory of mine can't remember the right game. This reminded me that I still want another Battalion Wars game.
Wow, this looks awesome!
Yeah this looks great. Anyone here play it before?
I had never heard of the game before but that trailer just put a smile on my face. It's exactly the type of game I never knew I wanted.
Have the original as well as the two sequels. Visually it's very impressive even on that older hardware, with great music and aesthetics. Its tower defense mechanics incorporate the ability to drop into an individual unit and control it, and some waves, especially the Bosses, can get pretty challenging. This one's definitely on my To Get list.
Played both of them back on the 360 when they came out, was a very fun tower defense and I really enjoyed playing the 1v1 matches with my
Would definitely reccomend this game!!
Really fun game. Wouldn't spend more than $15 on it though.
Very happy to see this make a comeback, they took it off the market for a while. Would be nice to also get the sequel.
I played the demo on the Xbox 360. Wasn't really thrilled about the tower defense mechanics.
There were some absolute FIRE games on the xbox arcade, I really want HardCorps to come to the switch. That's easily my favorite contra game ever.
Is this why Phil Spencer had a Switch showing?
I want local split screen
I vaguely remember the original being advertised. Looks fun! Especially to someone like me who plays with toy soldiers way into adulthood
Had this on 360, was good fun from what I remember!
I bought both of the originals on release on 360. Cool games.
Both were console exclusive on Xbox 360 i think, but PC didn't get all of it until 2016.
UBI Soft owns the newest one. "Toy Soldiers War Chest".
It was in HD on Xbox 360.
Looking at that subtitle for the article, why didn't they just call this "Toy Soldiers: Re-enlisted"? The game was already HD before!
I thought this was going to be a remake of the Dreamcast game. Then I realized that was Toy Commander. This looks cool, too.
Oh my! I TOTALLY forgot about this game! I had it when I was on that Xbox 360 train back in the day. I’ve loooong since abandoned ship but I remember this being kinda cool. The sound effects were a bit like ASMR.
This is cool news, I’ll probably buy again if it has some worthy improvements.
@Taffy stop that right now!
@Toshiro_Baloney I tried it out but can't remember much.
@outsider83 Toy Commander, now there is a very special game I always wanted to see make a comeback.
Absolutely highly entertaining games. I own all the originals on the Xbox 360, and if you're even remotely interested in a mix of tower defense, RTS and third person action, then these games are a VERY easy recommendation.
@__jamiie @Jackpaza0508 Well, arguably, they were actually NOT in HD: the original games released on the Xbox 360 were in 720p, which isn't really HD, but sub-HD or partial HD, if you will. That is also the reason why 1080p is called "Full HD", because, well... 720p is obviously not...
@ThanosReXXX So those HD remakes during the 360/PS3 era weren't HD???
HD is 720p and above. Up to 4K.
@__jamiie No, technically speaking, not really. But I can see that the simple notion of it goes right over your head. There's a reason that sub-1080p screens were called HD Ready instead of "Actually HD", you know?
To add to that, yes it is often mentioned as HD, but that's basically just for marketing purposes, same as the HD Ready label, which had its own specific purpose.
And to add to THAT:
@ThanosReXXX You really are a patronising piece of work.
@__jamiie And you're a stubborn little bugger, aren't you?
Quoting Wikipedia as a reliable source. Tssss....
I'm a sales & marketing pro in IT, with well over 20 years of experience, so I think I actually do know what I'm talking about.
What's your forté? Armchair criticism?
On a side note and all kidding aside: I wasn't even looking for a debate, I just wanted to add my two cents, and I also specifically used the word arguably in my initial comment, denoting that there's a difference between common usage of the term and facts.
And again: why would 1080p be called "Full HD" if that wouldn't mean that apparently, 720p isn't? What else would it supposedly mean? If one is full and the other is less than full, then it must be either semi, demi or not, simple as that...
And besides all that, you may also try to stop for a while to wonder why the heck they call this an HD remaster. Perhaps because the original wasn't really taking full advantage of HD at all?
Dang, I remember playing this with my older brother back when I was 8, even though I was god awful at it. Now that I'm older though, it's time to buy this again because heck yea. Also I hope it lands in the early half of August since it's my birthday in August.
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