View Full Version : Heroes of Might & Magic V Announced!

10-04-2005, 06:41:46
Hi guys.. over my years on the net there was one constant thing that I found when chatting to people online was that a lot of people love the Heroes of M&M series of fantasy strategy games.

After the release of the 2nd add-on pack for Heroes IV a few years ago the long time creator of the series New World computing was closed down when their publisher 3DO went bankrupt (party due to Heroes IV being a rushed out screwup). :( But then the might and magic name was bought out by the European company UBISOFT and up until this point I’ve been watching and waiting for their official announcement on a new sequel and it has finally come with a new website and screenshots of Heroes of Might & Magic 5!


Here’s 1 of the screenshots they released. You can see many of the traditional heroes map buildings here with beautiful detail. Oh and I’ll point out that these shots are showing off the engine so I’m sure that when playing the game normally you will still be in the traditional top down view that the previous Heroes games were played in.


Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
10-04-2005, 08:00:53

10-04-2005, 08:45:35
I tried a couple of the earlier versions and they pupped, so I really don't care that much about release announcements.

They look nice... but I don't meet many street people who say "I was fine until I started playing M & M. Then I was hooked."

10-04-2005, 21:19:37
Tell them to release Might and Magic 10 already.

11-04-2005, 04:27:18
HoMM2 was given much love.

I never played it, so HoMM3 was my version of HoMM2.

It's going to take a freaking paradigm shift to get TBS back into top gear tho. (Like, hey, simultaineous turns.)

11-04-2005, 05:14:55
Too bad that it would take a miracle to save TBS because I much prefer those games.

15-04-2005, 10:21:40
TBS isn't dead yet. Its not far off being dead with fuckups like Master of Orion 3 but its still not dead yet.

With Heroes V, Disciples 3, Civilization 4, and Galactic Civilizations 2 on the way there's sequels to some quality TBS still comming.

15-04-2005, 10:25:09
I'm still looking up at the Stars! with tearful eyes... :cry:

15-04-2005, 11:11:06
TBS isn't dead. Not even close. So no need to panic. ;) But you can mourn for Stars!

15-04-2005, 12:17:29
Stars! isn't dead..... Just not going supernova.....

15-04-2005, 12:32:21
Legal and financial deadlock. Nice.

Played some Moo3 last night. If only they'd finished it.

20-04-2005, 19:37:43

HoMM 3 was bloody brilliant - I wasted so much time at school playing it... 4 was rushed shite...

20-04-2005, 20:23:11
I missed HOMM 2 - I had no computer of my own in college (except the Apple II clone, which was only good for WordStar).

HOMM3 was really, really good. My wife played it even more than I did.

The expansions, not so good.

21-04-2005, 05:23:22
I want a non-sequel TBS. :)

22-04-2005, 09:46:10
Originally posted by chagarra
Stars! isn't dead..... Just not going supernova.....

What's the latest on Stars! then? Is there going to be an update/sequel of some form?

Too bad about SuperNova. Too bad they didn't release that work as open source or something similar.

25-04-2005, 06:15:50
Some Updates:

There’s been a interview with the games producer Fabrice Cambounet which you can read HERE (http://www.celestialheavens.com/viewpage.php?id=396). Now considering that fact that Heroes IV was rushed out full of bugs, imbalances, and missing features due to 3DO pressuring NWC to finish the game in a short time with little staff & money I was very happy to see the below posts about Ubisoft giving more time, money and people to Nivals Heroes V production.

The announcement was originally supposed to happen last year. What took so long?
Well, the first thing is that we weren’t quite ready. :Ž Also, Ubisoft decided to increase the commitment and timeframe on the project, to raise the quality bar. That meant we could push back the communication start a bit further. Now we have more time and more people on board, and the contact with fans and journalists will be better.

How far are you into the development of the game? Is it playable at this point?
As I like to tease, I must say that we’ve been able to play for a few months now :Ž We’re starting to get this “Heroes” feeling quite clearly ! This is really a great opportunity to work on an ambitious project, with a highly motivated team. There is a mountain of work left ahead, but all this time will also be dedicated to tuning and polishing, and its not that frequent in games development.

Five new screenshots have been released at the official website http://www.mightandmagicgame.com.

Here’s 2 that got my attention:

A human hero & army of swordsman, archers (if you go to the website and look at the other pics you’ll see an upgraded swordsman (the good old Crusader) which shows their really going in the Heroes 3 direction once more which is great).


Beautiful shot of a hero in grassland looking across a river into.. hell lol, reminds me of viewing Mordor from Gondor in LOTR.


21-05-2005, 18:30:23
Another Update:

Several Heroes V trailers have been released for E3. There’s several little amazing in-game trailers of the battle, map, and castle screen which are just incredible. But the big one is an amazing CGI FMV (possibly the games intro video) of the forces of Hell attacking a Human castle. You’re treated to a Devil smashing Pikemen in all directions and then a bridge while a powerful human Hero/Crusader summons an Archangel to duel with the devil. When the Archangel fails and the city is falling the hero then summons an undead Bone Dragon out of desperation.

You can get the in-game videos at gamespot HERE (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/heroesofmightandmagicv/media.html).

You can get the movie trailer from the Heroes V site HERE (http://www.mightandmagic.com/teaser/uk/archives.php?mois=5&annee=2005#11094) and for those that don’t wish download a 43 meg video I’ve put 18 screens together in 2 pictures from the amazing video below:


23-05-2005, 00:19:27

So... um... simultaineous turns, then?

23-05-2005, 10:53:52
According to the last I've heard, there is a russian group working on a game with the same concept, and I've heard a whisper of another small developer doing a clone..