Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield Heroes’

Battlefield Heroes V2 Mode

There’s a new game mode arrived for free-to-play cartoon shooter, Battlefield Heroes. It’s live on a new night-time map. EA says:

In this fast paced game mode you and your allies must capture and hold the rocket and keep it from enemy hands. Jump in with gusto or rocket fuel and make sure your enemies do not get the upper hand and claim the rocket for themselves.

You can see a bit more about it in the trailer, which I stuck down there in clickland. (Grumbling about the cost of micropayments continues, it seems – anyone familiar with current state of play?) Also: JETPACKS!
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Vampires Vs Werewolves in BFH

So here’s a thing: Werewolves and Vampires are being added to free FPS Battlefield Heroes. It’s some kind of micro-payment event, lasting a month, where you can pay to be able to rise again in the night maps of the game. “Once-dead Nationals can be transformed into blood-sucking vampires and Royals into teeth bearing werewolves.” Okay then. A trailer, below, explains a bit more.
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Eurogamer Battlefield Heroes Review

As I mentioned in our recent podcast, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Battlefield Heroes, and I ended up doing a review over at Eurogamer. I say:

This free Battlefield game comes with two complimentary kneejerk responses. “Hey, this is nothing like proper grown-up Battlefield!” is one of them. “Cartoon? Team Fortress 2 is cartoon, therefore grumble-mumble!” is the other. Neither are actually relevant, because this is very much its own game, with its own innate delights, peculiar slow pace, poorly-executed class mechanic, and weird micro-transaction married to level advancement persistence.

The game disappointed me overall, because its an awkward mix of really genuinely fun stuff, and not-quite-there design. But then it’s also completely free, so you can judge for yourself.

Now Battling: Battlefield Heroes

After a rather extended beta and much delay, the free cartoon FPS from Electronic Arts/DICE has finally arrived. You can play it here, for no pennies. Impressions below.

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Cartoon Army: Battlefield Heroes Game Footage


Battlefield Heroes has teased us a few times, but this time it seems to be with us for good. The beta’s in full swing, and you can sign up for it yourself at the official site. In fact, there’s some in-game footage to watch. Watch it you shall, if you’ll only click on below.

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Battlefield Heroes Beta Bounces Back

The gang's back.

After going very, very quiet for a few months, EA and DICE are reopening the Battlefield Heroes closed beta today. Which means if you already had a key, you’ll be able to get back into the new and improved version of the game when you receive an email. Should you not have a beta key, you can still get in line, with DICE planning to send out a few thousand invites in the near future. You’ll need to create an account here, then fill in the sign-up form here.

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Return of The Battefield Heroes Beta

That’s right, the free-to-play cartoon shooter from Digital Illusions is not dead, and is now taking beta sign ups again. You can sign up here. There’s no word on the start date to this new phase of testing, but it should hopefully have benefited from the intervening months of back end fiddling that the devs have been doing since the last session.

I’ll be genuinely interested to see this game finally claw its way to release, as I’m still mystified as to whether the shiny and approachable carapace really contains something we’ll all want to play. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Battlefield Heroes: Victory Village Trailer

I think this is the first time we’ve seen this particular Battlefield Heroes map, as it’s far more enclosed that the environments we’ve seen previously. This splendid trailer also shows off loads of the character adornments and costumes – in some cases far more wacky than I’d expected, but fun nonetheless. Still no word on that open beta… If there is one. Keep an eye on the official site for more closed beta key giveaways if you’re interested.

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Battlefield Heroes Footage, Limited Beta

The main Battlefield Heroes site has started running contests for a limited number of beta keys. They gave away 400 last night, and there’s more to come. The rumour in the mill is that a large scale beta should be turning up very soon indeed. After the jump we have several minutes of Heroes footage, which starts off fairly slowly – try to imagine it ramped up with eight aside – and then goes fairly triumphant as it shows off the ludicrous air-combat. We get a good glimpse of the pace of the fighting, the layout of one of the maps, the vehicle use, and even some of the character customisations.
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Compare Us To TF2 Say Battlefield Heroes Devs


If you ever want to make an MMO developer mad, and why wouldn’t you, keep mentioning World of Warcraft when you’re talking to them. It’s the big unmentionable, the competition they know they’d have no audience without, but want to pretend doesn’t exist. Even the fine folks at EA Mythic, they behind the genuinely comparable Warhammer Online, tend to refer to Blizzard’s beast as, “Certain Other Games”.

So it’s with some surprise that Shacknews discover DICE’s Aleksander Grondol is completely fine with people mentioning Team Fortress 2 around their forthcoming Battlefield Heroes…

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