In February, North American game retailers briefly listed a product page for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic for the Xbox 360. Yesterday, the game's existence was officially confirmed. Titled Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements, the game was shown off to reporters at Ubisoft's press event,
Originally released in 2006 for the PC, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is developed by France-based Arkane Studios. The game sported Oblivion-style first-person fantasy action, but it was extremely light on the role-playing; instead, it focused its energy on sword swinging and fireball shooting. It was based on the same Source engine as Half-Life 2, but it didn't receive the same glowing reviews bestowed on Valve's shooter.
Although Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements was being flogged to the press in Paris, it has no official release date in Europe. Its North American status seems even less clear. "At this time, this game has not been officially announced for a US release," was all an Ubisoft rep would say on the matter.
Check back later on in the week for GameSpot's first look at Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements.