Firefly Studios has told VideoGamer.com that it plans to start work on Stronghold Crusader 2 and Stronghold 3 after its new Xbox 360 and PC action game Dungeon Hero is released around spring next year.

Speaking at a combined Stronghold Crusader Extreme/Dungeon Hero event in London recently, Firefly co-founder Simon Bradbury said that while the studio was "not quite ready to deliver" on Crusader 2, it will make the game, as well as Stronghold 3, "in due course".

Bradbury said: "We've had a lot of people asking us for Crusader 2, but we're not quite ready to deliver on it yet. We love Crusader. I like playing that game myself a lot, it's my favourite one of the series. But we're not quite really there for it yet."

When asked when if he had any hints for when the studio, which has sold four million in the Stronghold series to date, would start work on the two new games, Bradbury replied: "Certainly we'll be looking at Dungeon Hero first, which will be out in Spring of next year, ish, and I would think if we were to start off work in earnest on Stronghold, the next iteration, it would be after that. So, that's as much as I know!"

You can check out part one of our interview with Simon Bradbury, where he discusses the Stronghold series, right here. When you're done there, be sure to check out our preview of Stronghold Crusader Extreme.

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