This is the third chapter in FireFly Studios's hit castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS franchise. In Stronghold 3, castle building -- the foundation of the franchise -- has been significantly improved, providing players with unprecedented control over the placement of buildings. This allows them to create their kingdom with a precision that compliments their carefully planned tactics. What's more, village planning is no longer confined to a grid system; players can now create castle walls that flow gracefully ... until they’re blasted to pieces by the enemy. On top of Stronghold 3's innovations in castle construction, night sieges have been introduced, opening up a range of new possibilities and tactics. Players will have to hunt enemy soldiers cloaked in darkness and carefully choose their weapons in order to survive the dark hours. A state-of-the-art graphics engine lets you view your buildings in stunning detail. From villagers going about their everyday lives, to soldiers preparing for war or people suffering from the plague, players are given a highly-detailed snapshot of medieval life. Additionally, a refined physics engine with procedural destruction adds intensity and drama to siege warfare as you watch your castle -- or that of your enemy -- crumble into ruin before your eyes.