Heroes of Might and Magic V beta now open

Public testing for Ubisoft's PC real-time strategy game under way; full version adventures into stores in late March.

Ubisoft is giving gamers a chance to help the publisher sharpen its swords, buff its armor, and polish up the mechanics of its fireball delivery. Beginning today, gamers can head over to the game's official Web site for details on how to join. The beta was originally scheduled for January 19 but was delayed to today "to make the experience as smooth as possible for all those involved," according to a post on the game's news page. Heroes of Might and Magic V is a fantasy-based real-time strategy game for the PC, and it will be in stores at the end of March 2006.

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16 comments
gicupupicu
gicupupicu

the whole game industry is going to crap they cant do a normal sequel to any game, and they seem to be out of fresh ideas!!!!!!!!!!!

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

HOMM looks like a good game.... Just the whole wanna be chess board thing bugs me.

LordOfMidnight
LordOfMidnight

Now it would be nice if they could fix the Might & Magic RPG SERIES! GRR!

Seymour47
Seymour47

Yea. Still turn based. It looks pretty slick, though. I shall be playing on Thursday. Hehe.

wytefang
wytefang

Yeah, I can't see how it would work that way, I wonder if GS has its facts wrong (wouldn't be the first time, that's for sure) because I could have sworn it was listed as a hybrid real-time/turn-based strategy game

acidroot
acidroot

real time......... thats a big NO

placksheep
placksheep

Wait till thursday, or pay gamespy money to subscribe to their premium service. Then you download it from their website.

mayatola
mayatola

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Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Heroes of Might and Magic? Is that thing still around? Intriguing. . .

John_Adkins
John_Adkins

Um, Heroes of Might & Magic V is a Turn-based strategy, GS. You'd better fix that.

UpInFlames
UpInFlames

Heroes of Might & Magic a real-time strategy? Blasphemy!

coreyb42
coreyb42

heh, only way is through gamespy, looks like. Funny this site wouldn't mention such rivals.