EA Phenomic stoking BattleForge

Real-time strategy meets collectible-card gaming in latest PC game from the makers of SpellForce.

Before being acquired by Electronic Arts last August, Phenomic had established itself on the PC gaming scene with the SpellForce franchise, which blended elements of real-time strategy and role-playing games. For its first project under the new regime, the Germany-based studio is working on another genre mash-up.

EA Phenomic's first game as an Electronic Arts subsidiary will be BattleForge, an online fantasy-themed real-time strategy game for the PC that borrows from the world of collectible-card games. Players will be able to buy new cards and trade old ones through an in-game marketplace, form guilds, enter tournaments and chat rooms, and wage card-game-war cooperatively with friends. EA is billing the game as the first fantasy RTS to incorporate social-gaming elements and community features.

BattleForge is set for release this fall. The game has not yet been rated.

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9 comments
sharpsh0t
sharpsh0t

sounds like it could be a good idea

Crew_SK
Crew_SK

@runstalker you have a point. I've been playing Saga since it was in closed beta phase. However, without any hype and reviews from main gamesites this game will not be popular and it will have a restricted userbase. EA is good at advertising and this will definitely be more popular even if it wouldn't be that good.

enoslives7
enoslives7

Anything that EA touches , turns to crap. Boycott EA !!!

Merl57
Merl57

looks neat but I hope there wont be in game ads

EPaul
EPaul

Sounds interesting

runstalker
runstalker

"EA is billing the game as the first fantasy RTS to incorporate social-gaming elements and community features." They need to go play Saga, a new MMORTS that is quickly improving. And has those features.

xatman911
xatman911

Hopefully card game will be better then pokemon and other copy cats.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

phenomic is the peoples who made spellforce a buggy deep game....but buggy