EA Showcase 08: New screens and trailer for BattleForge for the PC

Every time I passed by BattleForge’s booth, I just kept on walking. No one was actively playing it whenever I was near, so I just didn’t care. After watching this trailer though, I’m a little disappointed in myself for missing out on something so awesome looking. 

The character designs look fantastic and I just love the fighting class that are made up of building monsters. Seeing the giant creatures just plow right on through the ground troops is pretty epic as well. How’s the game looking to you? Hit the jump for info on this PC RTS set to come out sometime next year. 

Side note: I do enjoy RTS games, but I get easily addicted to them so I generally stay away. I forget to eat when I play them. I think the function in my brain that’s dedicated to eating gets taken over whenever I play an RTS. Seriously.  

Build the perfect army and lay waste to your foes in an amazing new fantasy RTS from developer Phenomic. Combining strategic cooperative battles, the community of MMO games, and trading card gameplay, BattleForge is set to take the RTS world by storm.

Unlike other RTS games, BattleForge players are free to put their creatures, spells and buildings into combinations they see fit. These units are represented in the form of digital cards from which you build your own unique army. With minimal resources and a custom tech tree to manage, the gameplay is unbelievably accessible and action-packed!

Journey to a fantasy realm where mortals are caught in a clash between gods and giants, and standing together is their only option. Command amazing creatures in battle while casting spells to sustain your forces or wreak havoc among your foes. Whether or not you triumph on the battlefield will depend on how you build your deck of digital cards and how you deploy them in the heat of combat.

Select a deck of 20 cards consisting of creatures, buildings, and spells. You can buy “boosters” online, win cards in events and quests, and trade and auction cards online. Four different colored card groups have their own strengths and weaknesses, giving you many different ways to play. More powerful cards have higher power costs (and thus take longer to play) so build your deck carefully to strike just the right balance and forge your victory.

When your army is ready, head into battle with your friends, charge through a single-player campaign, or take on fellow players!

Key Features · Use the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature, and Shadow to stake your ground and battle for survival.

· Card-based gameplay makes BattleForge easy to pick up and play yet provides countless hours of challenges and strategic action.

· Win, trade, auction, and buy cards online to create your ultimate deck and build the most powerful army possible.

· Take full advantage of a wide range of community-based features including guilds and cooperative online battles with friends!

· Wage epic warfare on 40 expansive, detailed maps.

· Fight for supremacy in intense player-vs.-player combat.

· Up to 12 players can team up for epic co-op quests and warfare on massive battlegrounds.

Hamza Aziz