One crisp fall morning, potentially during Oktoberfest, General Aerev received an urgent letter from Queen Ayelith. It reads as follows:
Reports have informed us of a barbaric ceremony taking place in the distant land of Bavaria: the „Oktoberfest.“
While no one knows the exact nature of the dark transgressions transpiring there, scouts report blasphemy and debauchery of unparalleled dimensions. Intoxicated by excessive amounts of alcohol and hypnotized by unholy tunes called “Blasmusik,” the Oktoberfest is said to break even the most virtuous spirits — prompting men and women alike to break into salacious dance and mindlessly roar along to music of questionable taste.
For the sake of morality and all that’s good and holy, Your Queen commands you to foray into Bavaria, seize control of the ceremonial grounds, and put an end to this debauchery. A specialized general from Bavaria with knowledge of native battle tactics shall aid you in your endeavors.
If possible, do return a barrel of “Wiesnbier” to Nortander upon emerging victorious. Or two. For, uhm, research.
As Munich-based developers with a weakness for good beer and Lederhosen, Grimlore Games couldn’t resist the opportunity to prepare a little something to mark the occasion. Enjoy this free Oktoberfest DLC for SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest. Have fun – or, as they say in Munich: Hobts a mords Gaudi! The DLC is available later today on Steam and GoG.com, every owner of SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest can add it to his or her library free of charge via the product page.
New Features added:
- A new skirmish map, “Battle for the Theresa’s Meadow,” set in the fabled land of Bavaria, known for its lush meadows, cantankerous peasants, and luscious liquors: stand your ground against a friend and battle for dominion over the legendary Oktoberfest grounds
- New Human multiplayer-hero Alois Bierdimpl for the Oktoberfest map, a Bavarian brewmaster with two new skill trees guaranteed to raise your spirits
- New Bavarian outpost commander voice-over, which can also be used in regular skirmish matches (German voices only)
- New Oktoberfest-themed music
- Build distinct heroes through various options and combinations on a skill tree
- Lead your army to victory in a reworked sector-based RTS system
- Use unique mechanics of your army units to win epic battles
- Use flying units for even more advanced tactics
- Epic fantasy soundtrack and bleeding-edge top-down graphics
- Each faction has two unique heroes that compliment individual play styles
- A modern multiplayer lobby will allow easier matchmaking and ranked play
- Create your own maps with the powerful modding tools.
New features compared to SpellForce 3:
- All-New Campaign: Featuring a new storyline with over 20 hours of content
- All-New abilities and skill trees for even more diverse heroes
- All-New RTS Gameplay: Sector-based system with a focus on global resource distribution and unique faction mechanic
- Unique mechanics and unique unit kits make the races feel very diverse and offer replay-value in the campaign
- Flying units allow more tactical elements
- New factions: Dwarves and Dark Elves
- Overhauled UI makes the game more pleasant to look at and more readable
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