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Stormgate: Unleashing Infernal Havoc and Blockade's Fiery Foe

Prepare yourselves, strategy enthusiasts, for the upcoming real-time strategy game Stormgate is about to sweep you off your feet. With its three disti...

Claire Jackson Jan 29, 2024
Stormgate: Unleashing Infernal Havoc and Blockade's Fiery Foe


Prepare yourselves, strategy enthusiasts, for the upcoming real-time strategy game Stormgate is about to sweep you off your feet. With its three distinct factions, each bringing their own unique heroes and armies to the battlefield, the anticipation is palpable. So far, we've been introduced to the stalwart Vanguard, led by the valiant hero Blockade. And now, emerging from the depths of the Infernal Host, a new hero prepares to make his fiery entrance. But that's not all, my friends. Brace yourselves for a beta build codenamed "Elephant," which promises to ignite the flames of excitement even further.

A Hero Ignites:
In this highly-anticipated beta build, available to those who pledge $40 or more on Kickstarter, the Infernal Host unveils its first hero, Maloc. But wait, it gets even better. The talented Chris Metzen, known for his work at Blizzard, lends his voice to bring this fearsome character to life. Maloc, alongside several new units including the mighty Fire Giant and the enigmatic Burned One, is set to shake the foundations of Stormgate. And hold on to your hats, folks, because Simu Liu, the incredibly talented star of Marvel's "Shang-Chi," will also grace Stormgate as the voice of Warz, a character to be revealed in the Infernal Host campaign.

A Fresh Coat of Fire:
As the beta build blazes its way onto your screens, the UI undergoes a refreshing transformation. Already in impressive shape, the updated UI promises to be sharper than ever, ensuring a seamless and visually stunning gaming experience. It's a feast for the eyes, my friends, as you navigate the flames of battle.

Unveiling the Infernal Antagonist:
PC Gamer has been granted exclusive access to Frost Giant's insights into Maloc, the primary antagonist of the Vanguard in the game's opening chapter. Prepare to face a formidable foe, my friends. Maloc is a sturdy fire-caster, slightly slower than the formidable Blockade. Armed with a powerful single-target fireball attack and ranged damage, he is a force to be reckoned with. But that's not all, for the Infernal Host armies possess unique characteristics. Structures emit a mysterious Shroud, twice the size of their footprint, shrouding their true power. The Brute makes way for the colossal Fire Giant, ready to ignite the battlefield. And let's not forget the absence of the Infest ability in Maloc's units. But fear not, for the Mortardon, a fearsome creature that replaces the Magmadon, unleashes flaming imps upon its enemies.

Rituals and Core Abilities:
Maloc possesses a myriad of unique rituals and core abilities that will leave adversaries trembling in their boots. The secrets of his power are unveiled, providing players with a glimpse into the true might of the Infernal Host. Brace yourselves, adventurers, for the inferno awaits.

Witness the Fury of Maloc:
For those who crave a taste of the fiery chaos that Maloc brings, a video showcasing his explosive abilities is at your fingertips. Prepare to be mesmerized as the battlefield comes alive with the wrath of the Infernal Host.

Unleashing the Beast:
But let us not forget, fellow strategists, that the beta build has even more in store. Alongside the introduction of Maloc and his infernal forces, other exciting updates await. It's a veritable smorgasbord of strategic delights, my friends, as Stormgate continues to evolve.

A Gateway to Adventure:
For those unacquainted with the majesty of Stormgate, fear not, for a previous beta build provided a glimpse into its world. Crafted by the talented veterans of Blizzard's RTS legacy, Stormgate carries the torch of the esteemed Warcraft and StarCraft traditions. Prepare to immerse yourselves in a battle that will test your strategic prowess like never before.

A Crowdfunding Journey:
As the crowdfunding campaign for Stormgate draws to a close, having raised over $2 million, the excitement reaches its peak. An interview with Frost Giant sheds light on the campaign's purpose, funding and granting access to this very beta build. The opportunity to join the ranks of Stormgate's champions is still open, but time is running out. Seize the chance before the month's end, my friends, and prepare to embark on a strategic odyssey.

A Storm on the Horizon:
As the curtains draw close on our journey through the realms of Stormgate, we peer into the future. Soon, this epic adventure will grace the realms of Steam's early access, beckoning players far and wide to join the fray. And the best part? Stormgate will be free-to-play, ensuring that no aspiring strategist is left behind.