When I got my hands on toys, I often took them outside, and pitted various universes against one another. Biker Mice from Mars vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! My new Iron Man animated series enhanced armour suit going toe to toe with the gang of the Stan Winston Mutant Earth series. Man, last weekend was weird with all those parents staring at me while I made pew pew noises. Fortunately, there’s now an option to play with toys that won’t see more ostracised. More than usual.
That’s pretty much the idea behind Ubisoft’s tower defense game, Toy Soldiers. While the game features a generic assortment of action figure toylines that include ze Chermans and future soldiers dipping their toes into the horror of sandbox warfare (War, war never changes), there’ll also be a few licensed properties taking the field.
Including He-Man and the armies of GI Joe. I HAVE THE POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWER! Here’s a bunch of new screens and a description from the Ubisoft press release:
Today, Ubisoft unveiled four new rival toy armies to battle against each other in Toy Soldiers: War Chest. The fast-paced tower defense action game will be available in standard and Hall of Fame editions on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC this summer.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame edition brings to life four additional nostalgic action figures that allow players to recreate imaginative battles using their favourite childhood heroes. Energised by the power of Grayskull, the Masters of the Universe army is 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.
Also marching into the toy box is America’s highly trained special mission force, code name: G.I. Joe. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with an arsenal of weapons and overflowing with American spirit, this team works together on the front lines to stop evil in its tracks. Two additional licensed armies will be included in the Hall of Fame edition and announced at a later date.
Will those other two armies mentioned include Stretch Armstrong and the Transformers? A man-child can dream…
Last Updated: June 11, 2015