SpellForce 3 artwork showcasing the evil wizard from the trailer

As you might guess from the title alone, SpellForce 3 is a bit of an interesting hybrid between an RTS and an RPG. What this means in gameplay terms is that you have to create and develop your own hero, as well as a recruit and manage a fairly massive army. Its an ambitious concept, there's no doubt about that, but its also one that can be very easy to mess up.

With that in mind, I am very glad to say that the developers are currently holding a free weekend, so if SpellForce 3 sounds like something you would like to try out, you now have a chance to do just that without springing €50 for the full copy. Simply head on over to GOG, go through the 'purchasing' process, and you'll be playing in no time. And speaking of time, it is important to mention that this promotion will only last until 11pm UTC on November 27th, so you might want to start playing as soon as possible.

In terms of content this preview features player versus player multiplayer (1v1, 2v2, and 3v3), a singleplayer mode that lets you fight against the AI, four skirmish maps, and naturally, a small glimpse at the singleplayer story. The trial version also features co-op, and perhaps most importantly of all, the ability for both players to control the same faction! I haven't given it a try so I have no idea what the limitations are, but that is definitely welcome sight for any RTS game!

SpellForce 3 will be coming to PC this December 7th at a €50 price tag. If you would like to learn a little bit more about it you should head on over to either Steam or the official website. And finally, here's the brief cinematic trailer setting up the whole story. It obviously doesn't showcase any gameplay, but it should help get you into the proper mood. Enjoy!