The guys over at Stardock have announced an imminent beta release for the upcoming game Elemental: Fallen Enchantress. A new trailer as well as new details regarding the game were released today.
The premise of the game is simple. Its a strategy game that takes place in a “very very hostile magical world” that has a rich history but “also wants to kill you.” The game has several factions who want to dominate the magical world. “Your tools are magic, technology, diplomacy, and questing.”
Stardock will be emailing those who have purchased Elemental: War of Magic and will receive Fallen Enchantress for free.
“If they bought War of Magic in 2010, they get Fallen Enchantress for free. War of Magic had great potential and I think most people would agree that v1.4 of War of Magic is a pretty good game. But it is still not the game we had planned on making and frankly, it was not acceptable at release. It was too ambitious for us at the time to make and combine that with a healthy dose of cogitative dissonance and you have a real problem. We just didn’t have the project management process down to make such a large game. Now, for people who bought WOM this year, you will still get a discount on FE. We just haven’t come up with a specific policy yet,” Stardock stated in an official forum post.
The beta version of Fallen Enchantress is set for release on the 19th of January for those who were part of the War of Magic beta program, and the 26th of January for everyone else.