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EA gives Battleforge a budget price

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: BattleForge
That's right, EA has set the price on Battleforge, Phenomic's fantasy RTS, at the bargain rate of $29.99.  The game has no subscription fee either, so this is a pretty good deal.  It's nice to see that EA's starting to come around on the PC platform.  Crippling DRM rootkits don't win you customers; lower prices do, especially with most people's budgets tight these days.  If you've been holding off on checking out Battleforge, now might be a good time; who knows when prices will change again.  If you're undecided, download the demo from BattleForge.com. 



Phenomic’s Epic Real Time Strategy Game

BattleForge to be made available to Players in North America for $29.99



Redwood City, CA. – May 05, 2009 – Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced a new competitive pricing strategy on the real-time strategy (RTS) game BattleForge™ that will allow gamers to enter the magical realm at the reduced price of $29.99.  The new pricing is effective immediately in North America.  Additionally, gamers can check out the Battleforge demo on BattleForge.com


BattleForge comes with four ready-made faction decks based on the four elements in the game – Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow and 3000 BattleForge points. The BattleForge Points allow players to buy an additional 12 booster packs bringing the box total to 160 cards.  Players can use BattleForge Points to purchase new cards in booster packs. Booster packs contain eight cards – 5 common, 2 un-common, 1 rare or ultra rare, all for just 250 BattleForge points. This dynamic system allows players to customize their RTS experience with content that can be purchased at their own discretion.


In the demo, players start with a random faction deck and have limited access to maps.  Players will have access to sparring ground player versus player (PvP) battles as well as player versus environment (PvE) maps.  Player will then be able to upgrade to the full product in-game.


BattleForge is a specialized RTS which has so much more to offer to the players whether they are straight up RTS fans or collectible card gamers.  The battles are becoming more epic as the players skills are advancing,” said Producer Michael Krach, “There has never been a better time to get into the action on BattleForge.”


BattleForge is available for the PC at a retail price of $29.99. There is no subscription fee. For more information, visit www.battleforge.com.