Posts Tagged ‘Battlefield Heroes’

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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EA Studio Showcase Audiostreams

VG247 has a bunch of audio recordings of the presentations from EA’s London studio showcase earlier today. The sound quality is a bit iffy, but the info is good. There’s also a bunch of new screens. Mm, rich, tasty info.

The lovely Ben Cousins on Battlefield Heroes. Both interview and presentation.

The alien sex-fancier Ray “Bioware” Muzyka on Mass Effect PC. Hot.

Talkomatic Paul Barnett on Warhammer Online.

Valve’s Mr Lombardi on Left4Dead. (Prefaced by plenty of presentation blather.)

Phew. Anyone for a beer?