Prepare for an overload of 80s nostalgia, as Ubisoft has officially revealed an August 11th release date for Toy Soldiers: War Chest. The latest from Signal Studios, it promises to expand upon the popular series in many unexpected but seemingly brilliant ways, while also allowing adult gamers to revisit their childhoods.
Ubisoft promises that Toy Soldiers: War Chest will take things to the next level by offering new takes on its predecessors’ mix of action and tower defence gameplay. In fact, those who purchase the game’s special Hall of Fame Edition will be gifted with four legendary armies, who will undoubtedly shake things up.
Marching into the toy box is a highly trained special mission force, codename: G.I. JOE. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with an arsenal of weapons, this team works together on the front lines to stop evil in its tracks.
Enabled by the power of Greyskull™ 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 technology 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.
These four armies will not only be available as part of the game’s Hall of Fame Edition — which will be sold in retail and through digital means, at an asking price of $29.99 USD — but can also be purchased separately, or as an add-on for the base game. The only downside is that, instead of being available in physical form, the regular version of Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be digital-only.
Needless to say, children of the 80s should be in Heaven when they get their hands on Toy Soldiers: War Chest. After all, Toy Soldiers: Cold War — which released in 2011 — was an absolute blast, and this sequel looks like it’ll be even better.