THQ Nordic studio announced the launch of the open beta test for SpellForce 3, which will be available via Steam this weekend.

SpellForce 3 is described as the perfect mix between RTS and RPG, promising to return to the roots of the SpellForce saga by combining the RTS and RPG genres in a single way, and in real time.

Features of the SpellForce 3 beta:

  • Enjoy multiplayer PvP in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3.
  • Play a skirmish of a player against the AI.
  • Ability to play cooperative – even play an RTS faction together.
  • Play with the 3 factions – Humans, Orcs and Elves.
  • The beta contains 4 maps:
    • Old Battlegrounds
    • The Mystic Valley
    • Hybernian Ruins
    • Leonidar Heathlands.

The beta does not contain the final experience, especially when it comes to balancing and important problems. You can download and enjoy the open beta on Steam from here.