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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Phenomic

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'BattleForge' to Expand Card Set With Lost Souls Edition

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. PST

BattleForge is a new fantasy online real-time strategy game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck. Mix and match the elements of your cards to play with your friends online and conquer massive online battlegrounds.

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.

The Lost Souls Edition will further expand the Battleforge card set with entirely new units, buildings and spells on the one hand and a couple of former enemies on the other hand. Twilight creatures and Lost Souls alike shall join the ranks of the Forge and can be summoned by the Skylords to aid them in their battle. With their exceptional abilities and special powers those new allies will definitely shake the battleground!

The basic set encompasses a total of 60 brandnew and unique units. What is more, all of them will also be available in two different variants. With their special Affinities towards an accessory colour the resulting 120 new cards even add up to further enrich the BattleForge card set with a lot of variation and diversion. The principle new set will provide you with 28 units, 16 buildings and 16 spells. The new factions Twilight and Lost Souls will each assemble 14 powerful cards to place at your disposal. But there might be even more! Rumor has it that even some more Legendary characters of the past might want to return to get in on the battle.

Lost Souls

The Lost Souls have waded the Wailing Lands for countless centuries trying to return to the Peaceful Light. With little hope to ever end their eternal suffering they have now turned to the Forge of Creation and are willing to follow the Skylords in battle. The powers of Frost and Shadow will allow you to call for their aid. Being caught in the in-between the Lost Souls have marvelous powers at their command no mortal could ever dream of. They make explicit use of their current state and know both the art of corruption and assistance. They are not to be underestimated because destroying the already dead might turn out to be a challenging endeavor.


Ever since they fell prey to the curse, the Twilight have been known for their insane desire to destroy and assault. But they have now been pestering the lands of Nyn long enough! Lacking any common culture or leader they have always gathered among the most powerful of their own kind. But since you, Skylords, have proven to be even more powerful than any of them, they have now chosen to follow you instead. To be summoned they require the powers of Fire and Nature. But since they formerly belonged to all kinds of affiliations they are now the most diverse faction at your command. In battle they make use of their transformative powers and also spread the Twilight Curse among other troops. Encounters with the Cursed ones might thus have unexpected consequences.

Dual Orbs

The Lost Souls edition further expands the concept of dual orbs. Again two new factions are going to be introduced that are not governed by one power alone but are able to tap into a second power. Thus they unlock additional special abilities or are generally more flexible and will prove valuable additions when you create your new decks. Lost Souls will use the powers of Shadow and Frost, while Twilight are attuned with the might of Fire and Nature. On the one hand, these cards will fit well into a dual colored deck. But what is even more, their special abilities might unlock the prime advantages of each of the two powers for them, allowing for new tactics and deck variations.

BattleForge: Lost Souls Edition is expected to become available in January 28, 2010.

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.

Players can use BattleForge Points to purchase new cards in booster packs. Booster packs contain eight cards - 5 common, 2 un-common, 1 rare or ultra rare, all for just 250 BattleForge points. This dynamic system allows players to customize their RTS experience with content that can be purchased at their own discretion.

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.

EA Phenomic Studio's BattleForge, rated T for Teen, is currently available worldwide for $29.99 or available for download as Play 4 Free.

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