May 26, 2009
Epic RTS Battleforge Now Available for Free
Players worldwide will be able to
access the Play 4 Free Version Immediately
Phenomic 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
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 &
Conquer 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