Gamers looking to dig into a little real-time strategy on consoles will have to wait a little longer, as SpellForce III Reforced has been nudged into 2022.
Reinforcing a release date
SpellForce III, the third game in what’s a pretty long-running series at this point, has been out on the PC for a while. It’s coming back around though, in “Reforced” form.
SpellForce III: Reforced Edition will feature an “enhanced” campaign, including quite a bit of updating over the original release. In addition, it’s also packing some all new content.
That all looks a little something like this:
- Improved RTS mechanics and reworked RTS faction designs, introduced in the two expansions
- Reworked Skill trees
- Improved Quests
- Improved Coop Mode
- Improved loot distribution
- Improved balancing
- Complete rework of the hub
- All campaign/quest logic issues are fixed
- A new skirmish map
- Journey Mode: An additional game mode similar to the original SpellForce’s “Free Game Mode”, providing more than 20 hours of unique content and a lot of replay value. Can be played in Coop!
- Journey Skirmish: Play PvP skirmish matches against other players with your overpowered journey heroes
- Arena Mode: An additional endless game mode where you start with a fresh character, fight against waves of monsters, and buy loot and spells from merchants to compete with other players in the leaderboards. Can also be played in Coop!
- Mod Support for the new Journey and Arena modes: Create your own Journey or arena maps and share them with the community.
As mentioned though, the revision is coming up a little later than was originally intended. The PC edition of the game is still inbound for a December 6th, 2021 launch, but the console version won’t be along til March 8th, 2022.
It’s going to be a busy launch too, when it finally does arrive. The game will arrive alongside both expansions, “Soul Harvest” and “Fallen God”. The two expansions will offer up some 30 hours of additional gameplay, and new units.
The base title will be priced in at $39.99 USD, while both of those packs will be $19.99 USD each. Want all of them? Then you’ll get a nice discount too, as the package deal (SpellForce II Reforced Complete Edition) is set to be ticketed at just $59.99 USD.