Toy Soldiers inciting Cold War

Signal Studios' plastic-molded army men exploring heated US/USSR relations in the '80s on XBLA; PC version due midyear.

Toy Soldiers has proven to be the breakout success from Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade promotion Block Party from March 2010. Thus far, the well-regarded action strategy title has been downloaded more than 500,000 times through Xbox Live in less than a year, and developer Signal Studios has continued to support the game with the Kaiser's Battle and Invasion add-on packs.

Now, Signal Studios will be following up that success with Toy Soldiers: Cold War on Xbox Live. The Seattle-based game company has yet to offer a release date for the title, saying only that it would be playable at PAX East, the open-to-the-public gaming expo taking place this weekend in Boston.

Toy Soldiers is getting real night vision.

Like the original Toy Soldiers, Cold War is an action strategy title where players earn money for successfully destroying their enemies in an effort to build up their own combat prowess. The game's title is a bit of a misnomer, though, as it presents US and USSR relations during the '80s under the supposition that the Cold War turned hot.

Therefore, players will be afforded an arsenal of plastic weaponry with which to do battle, including modern combat vehicles, fighter jets, attack helicopters, and commandos for use on land, in the air, and at sea. Cold War also introduces a new co-op mode, where players can work in tandem in Campaign or Survival modes.

In addition to delivering the first word on Cold War, Signal Studios announced that it would be bringing the original Toy Soldiers to the PC this year during either late spring or early summer.

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44 comments
sexyweapons
sexyweapons

Awsome!I was a huge! fan of the original so i will get this as soon as it comes out

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Sounds really cool. I loved the original Toy Soldiers so I'll defo get this

JDB62
JDB62

Yup, I will be buying this one as soon as it's available

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

Good looking game. I liked the first one.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@splash42, PC version doesn't count.

fadersdream
fadersdream

@warhawk-geeby yeah, i think they decided to put it on the console because they were hoping to get a decent number of people to play it. that or they just want it to be profitable.

turok0
turok0

Toy Soldiers is one of the greatest and funniest games ever produced. Glad to know it's finally coming to the best platform (PC of course).

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I'll hand it to Microsoft. This looks pretty decent. Shame it's wasted on the console though :p

splash42
splash42

@IceJester45 Its not going to be exclusive, neither is the first. It even says "PC version due midyear." at the top.

Vozlov
Vozlov

Can't wait. The best tower defense game on XBLA for sure. Glad it's doing so well, and the Cold war aesthetic is an awesome addition.

Sabzak
Sabzak

toy soldiers? MAN GOOD MEMORIES, I always loved them both in real world and in games :D

snes_vs_ps1
snes_vs_ps1

00:10-Rambo 00:12-Nuclear Strike 00:17-CoD4 00:24-Starship Troopers. 00:37-Company of Heroes. Lol, just kidding.

balfe1990
balfe1990

XBLA is the one thing Microsoft has nailed down.

IceJester45
IceJester45

Another day, another good XBLA exclusive.

mightEone
mightEone

Nice!!! This is a quality Arcade Game. Worth the money. Especially when compared to COD map packs for the same price!

metalkid9
metalkid9

Looks like MS is already getting ready for this summer's Live arcade line up...

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

Ha! Rambo is a controllable hero unit, love it. Going to re-download the original one.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

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1am212
1am212

is that Rambo at :10 if it is thats awsome

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

looks super cool. i never played the original, but i now from friends that it is an awesome arcade game.

Verge_6
Verge_6

If this has the same degree of polish as the first one, I'm getting this day one.

chadsk8r24
chadsk8r24

wow.... this is actually entertaining looking.

jdog8888888
jdog8888888

I love toy soldiers minus boss battles. Nothing more annoying than playing a frantic 15 minute battle, bombing the heck out of a boss and losing. Maybe I am missing something, but it doesn't seem fair.Hopefully this game will get rid of them, or improve them.

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

This gonna be freggin sweet! The WW1 Toy Soldiers was great fun. I wonder why they skipped WW2 -- I guess because it is played out at the moment.

the05birdman
the05birdman

The first wasn't even on my radar but I played the demo and ending up really liking it. This looks like it will be just as good. Also looks like they are putting a lot more emphasis on controlling individual units as opposed to the "tower defense" type gameplay.

bizuit
bizuit

I don't think this game is coming to the PSN as its created by the Microsoft Game Studio

J-Man725
J-Man725

@ MEDzZ3RO I loved Army Men back in the day, I wish they'd bring it back for another go around. Series kinda went downhill for a while.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

My mistake it was Army men 3d, either way this reminds me of it.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Last Toy soldiers I played was on the PS1 I believe?, I think it was Toy soldiers. I'd love this to come to PS3.

Roggirek
Roggirek

Looks like my next PSN purchase! OR, wait and get it on PC (steam?)?

Tyralyon
Tyralyon

Sweet! Toy Soldiers is great :)

thedirtyleg
thedirtyleg

@PlaystFreak I 100% agree. That would be awesome. I played the first Toy Soldiers on xbl and really liked it at first. It was a great combination of quirky and cool that totally captured my interest. However, I did feel kind've bogged down after the first half of the campaign or so. I guess I was looking for more tower defense than hands-on shooter, but I still believe the controls were not at all good enough for the micro-intensive approach required if you wanted to play at a high level.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

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