SpellForce 3

The third installment in a fantasy game series launched in 2003, which combines elements of RTS and RPG. The title was produced by Grimlore Games, a studio founded by the series’ publisher, which employs some of creators of the first two SpellForce games. Story-wise, SpellForce 3 is a prequel to the previous titles. It is set in times, when this fantasy world was still a vast, unified continent. This obviously affected the structure of locations, which are no longer solitary islands connected by portals. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the developers used the well-proven solutions making up a strategy game, in which you build a base, recruit army, and fight battles. At the same time, the strategic gameplay is enriched with the addition of such elements as heroes of different classes and skills, a character progression system, and story-driven missions with subquests – like in a classic RPG. The game features also multiplayer gameplay available through the Spellforce.net online platform.

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PC / Windows
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SpellForce 3

SpellForce 3 | PC

Strategy, fantasy, RTS, RPG elements

Companies responsible for SpellForce 3

Grimlore Games | game developer

THQ Nordic / Nordic Games | publisher  

SpellForce 3 release date for PC:

game language:
English

December 2017 | Worldwide

December 2017 | Europe

December 2017 | USA

19 May 2017 | Closed Beta

More info about the beta on: https://www.thqnordic.com/article/spellforce-3-multiplayer-beta-live

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 652 players' votes.  

SpellForce 3 for PC / Windows is the third installment of the series of RTS and RPG crossover games from the Grimlore studio, the creators of the previous two editions of SpellForce, who work under the wings of the Nordic Games company.

Plot

The storyline of SpellForce 3 takes place before the events of the first installment of the cycle, before the fantasy world has been torn into relatively small islands. The new time setting causes a complete change in the structure of locations – instead of dedicated regions connected via portals, the production features a consistent, large continent.

Gameplay

The player controls his character and directs its progression similarly to a standard RPG title; the creators have prepared a variety of abilities, classes and specializations, which can be freely drafted to suit your playstyle. The main protagonist is accompanied by other heroes, during the exploration of dungeons and catacombs we can control a group of up to five characters; when running a larger team SpellForce 3 resembles some of the hack-and-slash type productions. The gameplay is focused around fighting small groups of enemies, solving puzzles and avoiding traps.

On the planet’s surface the players can establish a camp and recruit troops to aid them in battle. The scale of skirmishes in the newest installment of SpellForce has been increased, which is also why the men we hire could easily be considered regular soldiers, who understand the meaning of strategy and can work together in fighting formations.

Apart from the main story-focused missions the developers have prepared plenty of side quests and also a well-developed multiplayer mode. For the purposes of their new title, the Grimlore studio has created a Battle.net type service – SpellForce.net, which offers various options for interaction between players.

Technology

SpellForce 3 uses a brand new game engine, capable of generating a detailed open world with entire virtual civilizations living within it.

SpellForce 3 cinematic

SpellForce 3 cinematic | 2:45

Materiał streszcza opowieść ukazaną w poprzednich częściach serii SpellForce.

SpellForce 3 to come out this year; check out new screenshots and info

News 27 May 2016 13:46

Nordic Games revealed some new screenshots and info about SpellForce 3. Following the tradition of the series, the game is to combine RTS and RPG elements. No release date has been given yet, but the title is to come out this year.

SpellForce 3 hands-on – Company of Heroes with a fantasy vibe

Preview 26 September 2016 13:30

After ten years of absence, the acclaimed mix of RPG and RTS makes a comeback, bringing many changes to the proven formula. Is the magic of Spellforce 3 going to be as powerful as it was a decade ago?