Not too long ago, we brought you a first look at Toy Soldiers War Chest, an upcoming Ubisoft Game that fuses “strategy,” tower defense, shooters and zaniness with toys. What we had a lot of back then were shots of explosiveness and cool scenes, but not a lot of gameplay footage. Thus, unsurprisingly, Ubisoft has released the first gameplay footage for the game to fill that void.
In this nearly 9 minute video, we definitely see that the core gameplay of the Toy Soldiers War Chest is still evident in Toy Soldiers War Chest. We see the building and upgrading of turrets as well as the manning of the said turrets. There appears to still be the staple of turrets that include anti-infantry, anti-armor, artillery and anti-air. Strategic placement of the turrets will be essential for success and survival.
This game, however, isn’t just a normal tower defense game you can find on any flash game portal. As you gain “action points” through killing enemy units when you are in control of a turret, you can redeem bonuses and units to help your cause such as summoning your hero unit or a bombing strike. Add in pretty great visuals and a destructive environment that can alter the paths of the invading enemy and it can make for an interesting game. It’s also interesting to see that the invading waves don’t just follow the exact same path every time, but will explore other routes in order to try exploit a weak point in your defense.
One last feature that most veterans of tower defense games will not be used to will be waves stopping and engaging (potentially destroying) your turrets. You definitely don’t want to put your defenseless turrets at the forefront unless you like watching your money evaporate into explosions.
Stay tuned to Attack of the Fanboy for more news on Toy Soldiers War Chest, which is slated for release sometime in early 2015 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.
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