EA's latest Online Real-Time Strategy Game "BattleForge" opens beta up today to all who want to give it a try. In addition, those who choose to pre-order Battleforge have the opportunity to gain a Warhammer Online in-game item as a pre-order bonus!
Exclusive Warhammer Online Item Available for BattleForge Players
An exclusive Warhammer Online item, the Signet of the Cursed Company, is available for any BattleForge player that opens their account before Easter. The Signet of the Cursed Company will transform your Warhammer Online player into a pretty gnarly skeleton. Not to fear- your player stats will remain unaffected as you cruise around looking like death incarnate.
BattleForge preorders are still eligible for exclusive cards, in addition to all beta players being eligible for the exclusive Fire Dancer.
Read the full press release for Battleforge open beta here.
Redwood City, CA. - March 10, 2009 - PhenomicTM, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced that the real-time strategy (RTS) game BattleForgeTM will open its beta for all players today. Starting today, all players will be able to enter the genre-changing world of BattleForge and experience the thrill of virtual cards coming to life in epic, online RTS battles before the game goes live on March 24th, 2009.
The open beta players will have access to all 200 BattleForge cards and all maps in the game. Everyone who takes part in the beta will get the bonus, upgraded Firedancer unit that will be available after launch. Players who pre-order BattleForge from participating retailers will receive four, exclusive units, one from each faction to jump start their decks.
BattleForge combines fast-paced strategy with a digital trading card mechanic in a dynamic online environment. Players use virtual trading cards to build custom armies and lay waste to their foes. Combining the strategic, real-time gameplay of classics such as Command & ConquerTM with a fully enabled, online collectible community, BattleForge is a breath of fresh air in the strategy genre. With an all-new style of play that is more accessible for casual gamers, BattleForge also offers a rich, deep gameplay experience that veteran RTS players seek. The collectible cards are the tools of war -- each representing a spell, building or unit that is conjured directly onto the battlefield in stunning 3D graphics.
BattleForge features single-player scenarios and cooperative scenarios for 2 to 12 players, as well as Player vs. Player (PvP) ranked and unranked duels. With co-op play, guilds, chat rooms, and a robust marketplace featuring direct trade, an auction hall, and in-game mail, BattleForge is the first RTS to combine the social and community aspects of an MMO with an exciting RTS. Let the battles begin!
BattleForge ships March 24th, 2009 for the PC. For more information, visit http://www.battleforge.com/.
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