SpellForce is a franchise that has been around for quite a while, and now, after a long break, it is coming back with a new Tactical RPG. Titled SpellForce: Heroes & Magic, this upcoming title is a mobile exclusive and will be available on both iOS and Android.

Back in its days, SpellForce was known for its RPG gameplay incorporated with elements of the turn-based strategy genre, and SpellForce: Heroes & Magic is following the same formula. In the beginning, you’ll pick one of the three races, which include Humans, Orcs, and Dark Elves, before going into the actual gameplay.  And this is where the game is divided into two fronts.

SpellForce: Heroes & Magic official teaser trailer

First, there is the RTS-like empire-building part, where you move your armies around to gather resources, conquer farms, mines, or even entire cities, and construct buildings to recruit more units. Then, when you encounter an opposing army on the battlefield, the screen switches to a real-time turn-based tactics mode, where you take on the role of a general and take direct controls of your units.

Spellforce Heroes And Magic Battle 1
Build your base and develop your armies

SpellForce: Heroes & Magic features more than 45 different types of units, including footmen, archers, knights, catapults, and many more. Of course, each will have their own strengths and weaknesses and some even come with certain special abilities. You and your opponent will take turns maneuvering units across the battlefield, which is divided into hexagons, with the aim of overwhelming the other while minimalizing casualties.  After every victory, your units will gain experience to level up and become more powerful. Moreover, heroes and units can equip different gear and unlock new abilities by going further into their unique skill trees. Don’t forget that the more you win battles and expand your territory, the more you have to pay attention to your economy.

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Control your units on a battlefield divided into hexagons

There is currently no information on when SpellForce: Heroes & Magic will be released. If you are interested, follow the game’s official site to get the latest update.