With the world still abuzz over World of Warcraft (WoW), Electronic Arts has decided to take a different angle with its newly announced fantasy MMO: it’ll involve trading cards online.
Called BattleForge, EA’s MMO is an online real-time strategy game where players will assemble their own army with collectible trading cards. Players can win, trade and buy their cards online to create the ultimate deck, mixing and matching the elements of their cards to play with friends online and conquer massive online battlegrounds.
In BattleForge, players must reclaim an epic fantasy world that’s been overthrown by sinister powers in the twilight of a dying sun. For mortals caught in a clash between insane gods and ancient giants, standing together is the only option. Players will use the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow, as well as a mysterious Forge that makes legends come to life, to create armies powerful enough to overcome the story’s impossible odds.
The MMO will include co-op play, challenging tournaments, Guilds, chat rooms and a marketplace for trading and buying cards.
BattleForge is expected to ship this Fall for Windows PC.