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BattleForge is now free for play

Posted by: John at 5/26/2009 9:09 AM
We're bringing you a review of BattleForge soon but now might be a great time to jump in. The game is now free on their Play4Free system and you can get to the game by going to www.battleforge.com and clicking on the Play 4 Free download when it pops up. I saw the game at CES 2009 and it looked interesting although I'm not one of those Magic type card players. The graphics were pretty good though. I wonder what will happen to the folks that bought the game initially and if they are going to get some sort of compensation such as some free decks or what not. I don't know how the sales of the game are going though nor how popular it is but maybe this will give the game a nice boost of players and revenue via purchasing decks.


Phenomic’s Epic RTS BattleForge Now Available for Free

Players Worldwide Will Be Able to Access the Play 4 Free Version Immediately

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, BattleForge™, is now available to all players as a free download. To download the Play 4 Free version of BattleForge, players can visit www.battleforge.com and click Play 4 Free. Players can also follow the game on Twitter at @battleforge.

BattleForge is a “Play 4 Free” game, like Battlefield Heroes which is currently in closed beta. By being available for free, all players have easy and immediate access to the action and adventure in BattleForge. The flood of new players will enrich the overall gameplay experience and grow the community.

BattleForge’s Play 4 Free version provides players with full access to the BattleForge game, including all community features, scenarios, the recently launched Renegade campaign and 32 of 200 trading cards. Play 4 Free players will be able to explore the full world of BattleForge and, can add more cards to their collection by purchasing points online. Players that do not wish to download the game or purchase the cards online can still buy the retail version which includes a disk-based game and cards from all 4 factions plus 3000 BattleForge Points that can be exchanged for in-game cards. This retail version of the game remains available for $29.99.

BattleForge combines strategy, fantasy, trading cards and magical spells in a dynamic online environment. Combining the strategic, real-time gameplay of classics such as Command & ConquerTM with a fully enabled, online collectible community, BattleForge pioneers strategy gaming with its online multiplayer design and community features set. The collectable cards in the game are the tools of war -- each representing a spell, unit or building that is conjured directly onto the battlefield real time in stunning 3D graphics. BattleForge features single-player scenarios and cooperative scenarios supporting 2-12 players, as well as Player vs. Player (PvP) ranked and unranked duels. With co-op play, 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.