San Diego Comic-Con isn’t the first expo that comes to mind when thinking about video game news, as the convention typically focuses on film, television, and, of course, comic books. However, the expo tends to keep a few surprises hidden up its sleeve when it comes to announcements from the gaming industry. For instance, earlier today Treyarch revealed the trailer for Black Ops 3‘s zombies mode, which features the talents of such high profile stars as Jeff Goldblum and Ron Perlman.
Also, since Comic-Con tends to cater toward fans of practically every form of entertainment, it’s not strange to hear announcements involving various properties from different mediums joining forces to make a unique product all of their own, like Toy Soldiers: War Chest is planning on doing with its upcoming release. To wit, it has been officially announced that Signal Studios’ miniature-based tower defense game Toy Soldiers: War Chest will include a playable Assassin’s Creed army lead by Ezio, as well as G.I. Joe-inspired figures in the guise of Cobra Commander and his troops.
Last month, after it was revealed that Toy Soldiers: War Chest is to be the first of three offerings in this year’s Xbox’s Summer Spotlight, it was also announced that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe would be guest starring alongside G.I. Joe in the war-themed action strategy game. In addition to the four newly licensed properties, Toy Soldiers: War Chest will also include its own original armies, such as Starbright, a science-fiction styled commander named Phantom, the Dark Lord, and in order to retain its connection with the original Toy Soldiers, a WWI Kaiser.
While Cobra Commander has rarely been seen outside of the G.I. Joe canon, Ezio has done a guest spot or two in other video games, such as his inclusion to the roster of Soul Caliber 5. However, this will be the first time that the Assassin’s Creed protagonist has ever had his likeness used for an veritable toy battalion in a release.
Regardless, should Toy Soldiers: War Chest‘s new armies be enticing to fans of the Ubisoft published series, the “Hall of Fame” edition can be purchased for $30, and it will include the four licensed and four standard armies. But, if certain gamers’ cash flow might be a little low, they can get the regular version of the game for $15, and add on the He-Man, G.I. Joe, Cobra, and Ezio militias for $5 a pop.
Are you excited about Toy Soldiers: War Chest‘s addition of crossover properties? If so, what other armies do you think Signal Studios and Ubisoft should add in the future?
Toy Soldiers: War Chest is set for release some time in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.