Mushroom Wars is back with a new installment to the RTS series from Zillion Whales. Mushroom Wars 2 will be starting a closed Beta on PC starting Thursday, July 28th at 7 AM Pacific time. The adorable strategic fungi fighters are back with a fresh visual style, new heroes, online competitive multiplayer and custom free-for-all matches.
Getting it’s start on PS3 in 2009 the Mushroom Wars series has since spread onto mobile and PC. Mushroom Wars: Space! was the mobile sequel and now Mushroom Wars 2 is on its way. The upcoming Beta test will be for PC only but after launch it will become available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS and Android as well as Windows and Mac.
In Mushroom Wars 2 players will return to the rural land where four tiny tribes live in mushroom huts and fight each other for control of territory. This RTS is designed to have short sessions packed with action. Each of the four tribes will be the focus of an episode in the story campaign so players will get to see every groups side of the story.
The first episode will be available on launch and the rest will be available as Season Pass DLC. Episode 1 will have a selection of 55-60 maps, 5 worlds, and 3 story cinematics. The game will include 6 different environments, 8 heroes each with 4 unique skills and battles with up to 4,000 troops on the map at once.
Mushroom Wars 2 will also feature an online mode with over 30 maps. Players will be able to create customs games that up to 4 people can join. Those with a competitive streak can play ranked 1v1 and 2v2 matches and climb their way up the ladder. Skins for tribes and emoticons will be available as DLC.Local multiplayer will also have 30+ maps that up to 4 players can join on the same console or play against the AI.
If you’re interested in the Mushroom Wars 2 Closed Beta for PC sign up here. Those who are invited to play the game will receive their codes on July 28th when the Beta begins. If you already own the original Mushroom Wars on Steam you’ll automatically have access to the closed Beta. All you’ll need to do is log in to Mushroom Wars during the Beta and you’ll be given a code. This Beta period will start on Thursday, July 28th and run until Sunday, July 31st at 7 PM Pacific time so players can have a fungus-filled RTS weekend. Mushroom Wars 2 will launch in full later this year.