Phenomic Launches Battleforge to Stores on March 24

January 28, 2009

Phenomic
Launches Battleforge to Stores on March 24

Phenomic
today announced that the real-time strategy (RTS) BattleForge will ship in North
America and Europe on March 24 for PC. Prior to launch, players can get into the
BattleForge Open Beta by registering at

www.BattleForgeCardHunt.com
. Worldwide, pre-order customers will receive
four exclusive units, one from each faction: Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow.
These units will feature exclusive card artwork and in-game animation. They will
also be leveled-up, giving player’s a head start as they prepare for battle
online. For more details on pre-ordering BattleForge, please visit
www.battleforge.com.

Developed in Ingelheim, Germany,
BattleForge is an epic RTS fantasy game that combines the pace of RTS gameplay
with the customization of trading cards in an online environment where friends
can play together. BattleForge pioneers strategy gaming with its online
multiplayer design and robust community features.

In BattleForge, players use virtual
trading cards to build the perfect army and lay waste to their foes. The cards
are the tools of war each representing a spell, building or unit that is
conjured directly onto the battlefield. This interface enables players to
customize and combine factions, and play with a unique army of their own design.
With no base building and production queues, BattleForge players are instantly
immersed into fast-paced RTS action.

BattleForge
features single-player and cooperative scenarios, as well as, Player vs. Player
(PvP) ranked duels. Co-op battles are played in teams of two or four, or players
can hurl themselves into epic 12 player battles for the greatest rewards. In
these scenarios, players must work cooperatively to fulfill the mission and earn
rewards. 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.

Featuring action-packed co-op and
PvP, the ability to build your own army, and robust community features,
BattleForge offers unique RTS gameplay that is easy to learn but still prepared
to handle expert players.

Developed at Phenomic Studio,
BattleForge has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB and 12+ for PEGI. For more
information about the BattleForge, visit
www.BattleForge.com.