EA has announced that Battlefield Heroes, the Play 4 Free third-person shooter, has quickly recruited over a million players who have singed up to play the game. Tens of thousands of new players are said to be joining the game each day.

Battlefield Heroes is a downloadable game which uses a free-to-play model, generating revenue through advertising and in-game item sales.

The game features robust character customisation and a deep ability and mission system where gamers can spend hours building up their characters.

"The team is really proud to have hit 1 million registrations at this early stage," said Ben Cousins, General Manager, Battlefield Heroes Team. "Creating a character and gameplay experience that is totally yours is what sets this game apart - your hero can be anything from a bazooka-toting pirate, a grenade-throwing ninja or even a mime assassin!"

Those yet to sign-up for duty can do so by heading over to battlefieldheroes.com.