In the next issue of Game Informer, we break down the fun action and strategy elements that CastleStorm mixes. To get a sense of how these elements come together, check out this exclusive gameplay video.

The video below demonstrates many of the elements that make Zen Studios'  castle smashing so interesting, including the projectile launching, troop spawning, and magic casting that players switch between on the fly. What isn't shown is the in-depth castle editor that allows you to make your own fortress to pit against your friends' creations. The physics-based destruction might be reminiscent of Angry Birds, but Zen Studios has built a game with a lot more depth than Rovio's hit mobile offering.

CastleStorm comes out on XBLA this spring, but Zen Studios plans to bring it to many other platforms including Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PC at a later time. For more on the game, check out our preview in issue 237, which should be arriving at subscribers' doorsteps soon.