Dark Messiah preaching to US 360s

Arkane Studio's first-person fantasy action game officially headed to Microsoft's console in North America; slated for Q1 2008 release.

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During Ubidays 2007, Ubisoft affirmed the retail radar's rumblings that an Xbox 360 version was under way for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic...sort of. While confirmation was quick from the France-based publisher of a European release, no time frame was given for when Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements would hit store shelves. North American gamers were further left in the cold, as Ubisoft reps were only willing to comment that "this game has not been officially announced for a US release."

Today, Ubisoft sends word that DMOMAM:E will indeed be making its way to North American Xbox 360s. Developed by Ubisoft's in-house Annecy studio, Elements is a redux of last year's decently reviewed fantasy first-person action game for the PC.

The game will feature an updated single-player campaign that offers several game tweaks, as well as updated gameplay mechanics to accommodate the Xbox 360's gamepad. Elements will also include a reworked multiplayer component that features maps not seen in the PC version of the game.

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements is slated for a first quarter 2008 release. It has not yet been rated, though the PC original was rated M for Mature.

Discussion

50 comments
soultakernemax
soultakernemax

I cannot wait for this game its gonna kickass, but until its release ill be player two worlds.

DoomZaW
DoomZaW

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DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

I hope this does not get overlooked by the community because it definitely has a lot of promise

Dreski83
Dreski83

looking foward to this game in a big way... but then again multiplayer might fail the same way as it did on the PC if gamers just brush it off as just another FPS :|

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

I have a weak-@$$ system and play with all options turned down. But I patched the game and it worked fine, completely non-crashing. Really the demo and the PC Gamer UK 88% score sold me on this game. I travelled across several townships to find the game when it was sold out. Basically if youa are creative with your environment and enjoys violantly killing monsters you will love it. And of course the 360 port will be stable since it's been a while.

bigmick07
bigmick07

i like fps, and i like the furure/fantasy world. Maybe i'll like this game.

vitz3
vitz3

Great, now I can watch my 360 crash on this bug-ridden crap for a game. How about getting the PC version out of Alpha first. GTH Arkane.

Jebril
Jebril

I'm with everyone else on this as well, why would you pay 20 bucks more and get the game a year later to play it on your 360 when you could just play it on your PC with all the sweet free mods and infinetly more support for the game.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Hmm...Too long, Though I wish i could play it now, cause it looked awesome on PC but i think this may be better...

ftjx
ftjx

I really liked the game on pc, could have done with a lock-on system as fighting in fps really doesn't work, lets hope they read this post and actually make it happen: )!!

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

Kind of far away . I wonder if it will compete at all then? Color me interested.

Nharia12
Nharia12

Got it for the PC and really wasn't impressed. Maybe on the 360 it'll do better.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i need for info on the game, that lord of the rings stuff isn't for me.

Pete5506
Pete5506

This should be good on the 360

digi_dragon324
digi_dragon324

uhhh... i hope its good!? i just like to hear the words "360 exclusive" if its good i'll buy it

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

mjwickstrom1 "Sweet. Another good looking 360-exclusive game!" um from the fact that its just an updated copy of a PC game that kinda means its not and exclusive ..... oh and its gonna be 20$ more .... Why would anyone want it on a console.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

ya well the PC version had a private map maker so ohhh we dont get a few custom maps, too bad the map makers can make them for us and we have another 600 maps to play on. Master_Chief423 actually the game was 4.23 gigs and I have another 2 gigs of custom content. In comparison Flight Sim X was 13 gigs so ya not so much...

Master_Chief423
Master_Chief423

On PC, this game was 11 gigabytes not including the updates. And they want to add more??? DVD ftl, lets enjoy getting 60% of game.

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

Quote: QualityJeverage "You can always tell that a port will be watered down when it comes with subtitle like "Elements" or "Legends" or something along those lines. it just always seems to work out that way." As long as they leave out the broken parts and all the bugs from the PC version, I don't mind.

soroush7
soroush7

You want a first person RPG for the X360? Oblivion will do the job, not this.

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

i was really looking forward to this game and got it on PC but wow it has some serious problems mainly bugs hope they fixed a lot of the problems

zeecorner
zeecorner

Lets just see how well 2 worlds turns out, hopefully its amazing, but I hope this game turns out good too. The 360 always has room for more RPGs.

sonofabear17
sonofabear17

i wonder how good this game is gonna be the PC version got a 7.5 i think so well see how they improved it.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

Sweet. Another good looking 360-exclusive game!

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

The trailer did nothing for me. Seems like 360 has better options in this department.

monco59
monco59

The PC version was promising, despite it's faults. This should be worth checking out as well.

malmeid2
malmeid2

What's the difference between this game and setting three $20 bills on fire?

bashcash007
bashcash007

Meh.. who cares? it was a disappointment anyway! Crap gameplay and loads of bugs!

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

It was only a matter of time. Even though it got marginal review scores, I am secretly looking forward to kicking humanoids of of ledges. That was definitely something Oblivion, in its immersive glory, did not offer.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Too bad it couldn't make it in the 4th quarter '07, that would have probably helped sales.

tidusjeff
tidusjeff

When I played Dark Messiah of might and magic, I thought I was playing a cross between a Rune knockoff and a crappy half life 2 mod.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

What I thought this was already announced? I doubt the games quality though, on PC it was buggy and not very fun.

dragonwarlock77
dragonwarlock77

if it was never officially announced...what the hell was the announcement trailer for....bunch o' tards at ubi

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

I hope they make the gameplay alot better with this added time. Then I will reconsider buying it again.

HyperMetaDragon
HyperMetaDragon

What? Wasn't this announced months ago? Didn't I download an announcement trailer for the 360 version of this game a week ago?

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I hope they don't screw it up like they did with the last game. The last one was looking great but then something went wrong.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

This game will be best as a rental. It is indeed shallow and action focused. While being technically stunning in certain ways. Which makes it great for renting on a console instead of wasting your time buying it for PC, installing it to find yourself beating it in 1-2 days. Not that I'm saying the 360 is superior to PC, it's just that certain games are a waste when they're so short and take up precious hardrive space.

mwa
mwa

ugh i think i'll pass on this one

Thornscar
Thornscar

Boredoms a burden no one should bare.

elreddiablo
elreddiablo

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooold news gamespot :)

Blazer88
Blazer88

You will soon be blessed with its crappyness too.

Rinkalicous
Rinkalicous

I never got the PC one to work correctly because of the obscene amount of bugs and game breakign errors.Hope they sort that out this time.

fattyxboxbutt
fattyxboxbutt

Hasnt there been a trailer up on live for while now for this game?

fugori
fugori

This game belonged on consoles, really. It's shallow and action-focused, but fun. I'll hold my breath for a real M&M RPG, or perhaps Heroes VI, but it might be worth buying if you're a 360 owner. It's fun to kick orcs into spiked walls and trigger traps to send groups of baddies flying, but the monotony of the level designs and enemies really killed the game.

QualityJeverage
QualityJeverage

You can always tell that a port will be watered down when it comes with subtitle like "Elements" or "Legends" or something along those lines. it just always seems to work out that way.