HOMM IV dans les starting blocks...

27 mars 2002

Écrit par Grigann

Un communiqué de presse de 3DO nous annonce que Heroes of Might & Magic IV est tout prêt, tout chaud, et qu'il sera disponible aux USA dès demain. Plus qu'une quinzaine de jours et nous pourrons enfin arrêter de dormir à nouveau...

Heroes of Might and Magic(R) IV to Ship This Week

[i]Most Popular Fantasy Turn-Based Strategy Series Ever Has New Look, New Engine
REDWOOD CITY, Calif, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 3DO Company (Nasdaq: THDO - news) today announced that the Heroes of Might and Magic IV game for PC will ship to retail stores March 28, 2002. Developed by New World Computing®, a division of 3DO, Heroes(TM) IV is the latest game in the best-selling Might and Magic® line which has sold over 4.5 million units worldwide and has been translated into over twelve languages. 3DO is also shipping an Elite Edition of the game, which is only available through pre-order at selected retailers.

The Heroes of Might and Magic series is one of the most popular strategy games ever, and has won several awards including Hall of Fame and Best Strategy Game from Computer Gaming World, and Top 50 Games of All Time and Best Turn-Based Strategy Game from PC Gamer, in addition to numerous perfect-score reviews. The Heroes of Might and Magic III game reached #3 on the Top Selling Games list, and #10 on the Top Selling Software list as reported by PC Data of Reston, VA. The Heroes of Might and Magic II game was ranked #1 for several months on the Computer Gaming World reader's poll. GameSpot called the series, ``one of the most brilliant strategy game designs ever conceived.''

GameSpot also says in a recent preview of the Heroes IV game, ``[T]he designers aren't taking the easy route by just adding more to the successful formula; instead, they're making many meaningful, interesting changes in Heroes of Might and Magic IV ... t seems likely that Heroes of Might and Magic IV will live up to the high expectations of its fans when it's finally released ...'' The Adrenaline Vault writes, ``Put plain and simply, Heroes IV is a blast to play.'' Gamepen says, ``Another reason to live.''

Like its predecessors, the Heroes IV game showcases highly detailed fantasy worlds in a battle for territory and resources. Players will command armies comprised of skillful heroes and fantastic creatures who fight enemies, capture towns, and collect vital resources and artifacts. The Heroes IV game features an all-new engine that supports multiple screen resolutions. New magic and skill systems mean heroes become more specialized as play progresses, and for the first time, heroes will actively participate on the battlefield. Players will find endless hours of play with six massive campaigns and dozens of stand-alone scenarios, plus a campaign editor that allows terrain deformation in user-created maps.

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