On May 26, the online card game BattleForge become free-to-play and instituted a microtransaction system, placing most of its trading cards on its in-game store. Today, publisher Electronic Arts announced that the real-time strategy/card-battle hybrid will now add more than 60 new premium cards under its upcoming Renegade Edition, due out August 25.
The new edition will add "legendary units and monumental buildings" from the Southern Wastes region of Nyn, available through new Renegade Booster Packs ($2.50 each) at the store. The update will also introduce the Bandits and Stonekin factions, along with dual orb cards and special affinities that will enhance combat and strategy. The Renegade Edition is the second major card release in the game, preceded by the 200-card Twilight Edition that came with the game's launch in March.
Although the Renegade Edition won't be out for a month, players of the PC-exclusive game will be able to download the new single-player Oracle PVE scenario this week, which is another staggered release of the Renegade campaign's maps. For more information on BattleForge, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.