BattleForge Goes Open Beta

As EA Phenomic prepares to release its unique trading card strategy game BattleForge on March 24, it today launched an open beta for the PC title at BattleForge.com. nope

The beta allows everyone to sample the game's full catalog of cards and maps. After the title launches, beta participants will receive a bonus upgraded Firedancer unit.

Mixing the real-time strategy genre with the customization and social aspects of trading card games, the game is described by EA as a "genre-changing world" and "the first RTS to combine the social and community aspects of an MMO with an exciting RTS."

Along with online multiplayer and cooperative play for up to 12 players, the full game will also sport single-player scenarios, guild support and an auction hall.