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BioWare Announces Beta For New Online Warhammer Game

Posted by on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Well, BioWare‘s at it again, trying their hand at yet another multiplayer game.

So far, they’re batting .500. Their first foray into the MMO arena has been met with numerous problems, while the multiplayer elements of Mass Effect 3 are loads of fun. Well, they’re going to be releasing another multiplayer game soon and it’s just entered beta.

The new title, Warhammer® Online: Wrath of Heroes™ will be a free to play PVP game based on the Warhammer MMO and will feature arena style PVP…For free.

Apparently they made a shitload of money from SWTOR.

Anyway, here’s the press release.

FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), today announced that Warhammer® Online: Wrath of Heroes™, a new Player-Versus-Player (PvP) Play4Free game based on the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™, has entered open beta. Starting today, gamers around the world can challenge others to highly competitive, fast and frenetic arena-style PvP combat for free*.

“BioWare Mythic has a strong heritage in creating fun, intense PvP combat, and they’ve stepped up their game to deliver a whole new challenge to even more players with Wrath of Heroes,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-founder, BioWare and General Manager, BioWare Label. “I’m really proud of the team for creating a fiercely competitive, fast-paced online PvP arena experience; Wrath of Heroes has compelling progression and awesome depth in strategy and tactics, — all in a highly accessible free to play game.”

“With Wrath of Heroes, BioWare has taken some of the most exciting elements of Warhammer Online and created a wonderfully compelling experience that will delight our existing fans and introduce even more players to the unique and diverse Warhammer world,” said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing, Games Workshop Group PLC.

Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is advancing online PvP games by delivering instant, fast-paced and competitive three-sided 6v6v6 PvP arena gameplay – for free! As the latest entry in EA’s Play4Free portfolio, the game throws three teams into battle against each other, where players can choose from a wide range of unique heroes from the Warhammer universe on the fly. This cutthroat setup creates highly dynamic matches where teams constantly live on the edge of victory or defeat and alliances are quickly formed and just as quickly forgotten. With the instant playability of battles that last an intense 15 minutes, a small download size, and no cost to enter, Wrath of Heroes can scratch the competitive PvP itch for gamers of any type.

Players worldwide can sign up for the open beta and download the client by visiting the game’s official web site at www.wrathofheroes.com.

Well, now they need to get this one finished up and out the door so they can assign some more people to fixing SWTOR.

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