Heroes of Might and Magic summons Tribes of the East

Stand-alone turn-based strategy game concludes series' story; orc faction, new campaign, more powerful units added.

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The long-running Might and Magic franchise is going to be running a bit longer, as Ubisoft today announced Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East. The game is being developed by Nival Interactive and will be released on the PC this fall.

A stand-alone product, Tribes of the East is the conclusion to the current storyline, which sees the Necrolord Arantir discovering the prophecy of the Dark Messiah of Might and Magic and revealing the Demon Sovereign's conspiracy. The "multi-layered plot" will be further enriched by characters from Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, the first-person game from Arkane Studios.

As part of the Heroes of Might and Magic series, Tribes of the East will be a turn-based strategy game, requiring players to build armies and manage cities. New to this installment is the orc faction, which includes goblins, cyclopes, pao kais, and orcs.

In addition to the new single-player campaign, gamers can battle each other on 10 multiplayer maps. New spells, buildings, and features expand gameplay, and each creature in the game has been given a new upgrade level that grants it special bonuses.

For more on the series, read GameSpot's previous coverage of Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Discussion

55 comments
solidsnakehany
solidsnakehany

i am Wondering where is the heroes of might and migic VI its 2009 now about an year and half and no sign of any news about it we want to play it really we still play HOMM V and it was awsome for me and we want the next game if anyone knows any news about it tells us

z1ac
z1ac

Heroes III are the best Heroes IV is good for soloing with hero and black dragons ... Original Heroes V were OK First expansion for Heroes V made it slightly better with one more town but I don't like rune magic so It's ok to fight against dwarfs... Second expansion will finally put in a lot of units and second new town, I think it WILL be great, and maybe the best of the heroes games, maybe one more town, i want more monsters, not 10 dwarfs and 20 humans, MONSTERS...:) :) :)

can0of0cheese
can0of0cheese

Heroes 5 is just not as groovy as heroes 4, and the maps are the suckage.... well ´maps sucked in heroes 4 too, but the campaign was good. Heroes 3 on the other hand... now thats something everyone can enjoy.

mistarogers8
mistarogers8

i agree way more maps like the prequels to heroes 5 there used to be SO many. way better AI's needed and maybe an rpg, if possible maybe,possibly, they could chuck those in there, maybe, they could, possibly, do that, it might happen, maybe yes? maybe, possibly ya, ya, maybe?

princessd
princessd

A new faction is cool and all, but give some more MAPS! There's not nearly enough! Please, that's what we need.

Gridiron123
Gridiron123

Each Creature gets a New Upgrade....... New Faction........... If they just update the AI, hands down this will surpass Three. (If not, then it's a solid game incredible on the ears and eyes).

mimashator
mimashator

well good thing is more castles... but is it expansion pack or a separate game...? it sounds that is not going to be an expansion pack... that means higher price... which is not cool....

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

No, rokkuman09, this expansion is only a conclusion to the 5th series in the HOMM franchise.

Nawras
Nawras

I hope they don't make it insanely difficult

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

So is this going to be the last HOMM game? It says the game "concludes series' story", could that mean it's the last HOMM game ever? Then again why do I care, I have never played one HOMM game lol.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

"each creature in the game has been given a new upgrade level that grants them special bonuses." Have I seen that before? Oh, yes, in Heroes 3: WOG... :)

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

If they can put this game out without all the numerous bugs found in HOMM5 then I might pick it up. Trying to play multiplayer in part 5 was a joke. And don't even get me started on the lack of co-op maps!

dryden555
dryden555

Nival is talented but there were some issues with 5 that really brought the game down (like computer AI on the strategy map being 90% brain dead)

LiquidZ08
LiquidZ08

I believe the music in Hears of Might & Magic (ever since 2) has been the best I've heard in just about any game.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

i hope to have another RPG for M&M ... :(

a-man-called-e
a-man-called-e

i hope this rocks! i cant wait for Assasins Creed either!!!

beckoflight
beckoflight

Than god for UBIsoft & Nival for bringing back 1one of the most poiner unverses out there !!! Thank UBI your the best ... just cna't w8 for Assassins Creed !

beckoflight
beckoflight

Thank god for UBISOFT ... & Nival & they efforts to bring back the might & magic series :D !!! I love UBI :D ... waiting for the most anticipated title of this YEAR "ASSASSINS CREED" WOOT !!!

ewjim
ewjim

hello from Russia. YES, our Nival Interactive is great!!! They made countless cool games. 8)

Dreski83
Dreski83

gotta say at the least it will be pretty cool to see characters from the older games done up all nicely for a newer version.

zsc4
zsc4

Its a good series, but I just hope this becomes better then the third installment.

johncraven
johncraven

HoMM 3 was the best, but the 5 was pretty good, considering how bad 4 was.

godofwhiskey
godofwhiskey

I agree 3 is better then 5 but not by so much. Don't know if I will get this or not though. I think the company who made 5 proved they have talent and they should start working on 6. Compare it to heroes 2 vs 3. 3 had so much more depth. If the company were to take 5 as the base and just refine the hell out of it and improve the graphics slightly to reflect the years that have past. Who know heroes 6 might just be what heroes fans are looking for.

XStarSiegeX
XStarSiegeX

they should do a remake of 3, the best in series by far.

Pete5506
Pete5506

cool but it dose not beat number 3

CovieEngineer
CovieEngineer

Heroes died with III and Armageddon's blade.

blackleech
blackleech

I'll probably wait... till... they release it like... as part of a package containing the other Heroes V expansion...

petejams
petejams

I actually like H5, and its a damn long game. Hoever, true simul turns would be the right addition with this expansion. Is it just me or each expansion seems to feature faction models with less and less attention to detail. Those orcs look horrible!

gibsongirl
gibsongirl

i didn't like iv and i'm still trying to get into v. maybe this will help :)

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

It doesn't sound that great. I haven't played any of the series so even if I wanted to buy it I would want to buy and play the ones before it.

ldonyo
ldonyo

I might get this, since it is turn-based. I have a copy of HoMM III somewhere around here that I just might have a go at this weekend.

dukerav
dukerav

Cool, I guess, I do however like how it ties into Dark Messiah, a game I happened to enjoy.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

The first 3 homms were by far the best. None of the others were even close.

Tremere1
Tremere1

Cool, but as a stand-alone, will it be compatible with HOMMV?

THE_HYBRID87
THE_HYBRID87

I AGREE WITH stiker71 THE SOUNDS were really awful

nate_n8
nate_n8

so is this an expansion to HoMM5?

danyjr
danyjr

Aren't they copying Warhammer now? :/