Having first released on PC back in 2017, time and tech has fast passed since then. Seems about right that SpellForce III hits Xbox and PlayStation in full-on Reforced mode!
Available today on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5, SpellForce III Reforced doesn’t just bring that original PC game to console, but it throws an absolute ton more at it as well. You see, this is not just a complete overhaul of the game, but it comes bearing gifts in the form of new features and the Journey Mode which in itself has dozens of hours of unique content and more.
Priced at £33.49 for the Standard Edition, or £54.99 for SpellForce III Reforced: Complete Edition, SpellForce III neatly mixes the usual epic RPG storylines that have dine the rounds for years, with some super-accessible real-time strategy calls. The two combined should mean that SpellForce III Reforced offers up nothing less than a riveting console experience, one that will delight both fans of the game and newbies coming in green.
It whisks us off to the year 518, just as the renegade mages and the Mage Wars have been stopped. The problem is that during the Wars the land has fallen into anarchy, as refugees roam the land and a deadly plague – the Bloodburn – threatens to wipe all out.
If you’ve played SpellForce III previously on PC then you’ll know what to expect here, but the key features you’ll be concerned with as SpellForce III Reforced hits Xbox and PlayStation include…
- Innovative Mix: Unique gameplay blending RTS and RPG naturally together
- Streamlined for consoles: Intuitive gamepad integration and tailor-made UI to smoothly control a strategy/RPG mix with complex mechanics
- Create & Customize: Create your own hero and choose between distinct skill trees
- Single-player campaign: Featuring the dark, enthralling story of the long-misunderstood Trolls and their battle for survival, with a playtime of around 20 hours
- Build to Fight: Raise your own army and fight epic mass battles
- Epic Storyline: Immerse yourself in a rich world – Unravel the secrets behind the current situation in Nortander. Explore Eo, a fully-realized world filled with interesting characters and heart-wrenching stories.
- Make new friends – assemble your party from a diverse cast of companions that not only complement your skills in interesting ways but also have an impact on the narrative. Manage their skills and equipment to ensure victory on the battlefield.
- Choose your side: Strengthen and command one of three factions – Elves, Orcs and Humans. Prepare your troops and fight the mother of all battles. Play strategically, taking advantage of terrain, troop formations, visibility, scouting, etc.
- Experience an epic tale: Enjoy a fully-voiced 30+ hour campaign on your own or with friends in the campaign coop mode. Face opponents of all skills in the online battles
We’re currently on the review and will be sure to detail how SpellForce III Reforced plays on Xbox very soon. For now though you’ll find SpellForce III Reforced over on the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store. If you decide to go for the more expensive Complete Edition then you’ll also gain access to the expansions of Soul Harvest and Fallen God. You can grab both of those individually if you would prefer. Reforced is on PC too.
SpellForce III Reforced is a unique mix of an epic RPG storyline blended with accessible real-time strategy elements, designed to offer a riveting console experience to fans and newcomers alike. It is the year 518. The rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashed by the Crown. However, it was a Pyrrhic victory: Whole regions have fallen into anarchy, refugees roam the lands in search of shelter, and a mysterious, deadly plague called the “Bloodburn” has arisen and is spreading rapidly. In times like these people cling to any sign of hope they can find. The Purity of Light, led by a charismatic man called Rondar Lacaine, claims that mages are the source of all misfortune – and that only the second coming of Aonir, the father of all gods, will return Eo to its former splendor. The story takes place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn.