Heroes of Might and Magic V gets limited

DVD edition of game to include full versions of Heroes of Might and Magic III and IV, soundtrack, extra in-game content.

For some people, the regular retail edition of the PC turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic V just won't be heroic, mighty, or magical enough. It is for them that Ubisoft today unveiled plans for a limited-edition package to launch alongside the standard game next month.

The limited edition of the game will cost $59.99 ($10 more than the standard package), but it will include a number of extras. In addition to a copy of the game on DVD, the limited edition will come with full versions of the last two installments in the series, Heroes of Might and Magic III and IV, an official soundtrack, artwork, illustrations, and some new in-game content, including three single scenario maps and a unique hero.

The limited edition will be available from Best Buy, CompUSA, EB Games, and GameStop stores, as well as through Ubisoft's Web site, Ubi.com. Heroes of Might and Magic V has not yet been rated.

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ReD_GLoVe
ReD_GLoVe

FREAKIN' SWEET! Heroes V won't work on my computer 'cause it's a slow peice of sh-t but now I can play it! :D

haggisbag
haggisbag

Yep, after the problems I had with the last Starforce game, no thanks. I think this one will suck anyway, so I'm not bothered, but I'd probably have bought it if it didn't have Starforce.

gots0
gots0

One of my favorite series, have never missed one. Until now. Starforce = no buy. :-(

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gots0

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chrisdojo
chrisdojo

teh limit3d's!!! shell out that xtra $10!

Hibashira
Hibashira

I agree with neural, if it comes with Starforce, no thanks. I don't want crap on my PC.

warpuke
warpuke

W00T HoMM5 is listed as a future starforce copy protection. Say hello to random machine problems and device drivers spawning BSOD! I can't wait!

Autolycus
Autolycus

i personally thought three was the best. HOMAM 4 was pretty good, but HOMAM5 seems to be taking away from the army and focusing on the Heroe. It'll be a different role for the game, but people have to keep an open mind. Personally 2D or 3D dont matter to me. The game SHOULD BE ON DVD TO START! and if starforce is on, it's just going to make people illegally download it out of spite. I have ditched the winboxes and now am onto MAC's, so I have to wait a little longer but either way I hope they have fixed the networking portion(so i can actually play VIA the internet/tcpip without trying walk a friend through opening up a port!)

Dreyson
Dreyson

Would love to pick it up but if it comes with Starforce you can coun't me out.

victurustesalut
victurustesalut

Rencie, while I agree the in-game stuff should be standard (to be honest, the 3 Scenario Maps will probably be available for d/l, much like how Battle For Middle Earth 2's "Exclusive" maps ended up downloadable) $10 bucks for HoMM3 and HoMM4 is a ridiculous bargin. I don't even care much for the Soundtrack and Art, but HoMM3 and HoMM4 are classics and definitely worth the extra money. Unless you already have both of them I suppose, then it would suck.

victurustesalut
victurustesalut

So does this mean HoMM3 + Armegeddon's Blade XP + Shadow of Death XP as well as HoMM4 + Gathering Storm XP + Winds of War XP or is it just the base HoMM3 and HoMM4 without expansions?

rencie
rencie

This game should be in DVD format in the first place and new in-game content should be standard. Making it as part of limited edition is ridiculous.

And yeah, it better be StarForce-free.

Scarabus
Scarabus

Yeah I really enjoyed the 3rd part of the series. I'm really stoked about this next one. I feel that including 2 full games and a soundtrack is well worth the extra 10 bucks. Only reason for me to not get it would be if the new game would totally suck, for whatever reason. Like if Gamespot gave it a 6.4 or something.

neutralx2
neutralx2

Would love to play this game but I refuse to buy anything with starforce after the first one stopped me from burning ANYTHING AT ALL.

777rak
777rak

I am planning on getting this game. Not the CE though.

BurntToast
BurntToast

I love stuff with soundtracks. I was just a little more then annoyed the Oblivion decided to sell their soundtrack and not have it included in the Collector's Edition.

neural-shock
neural-shock

If it has Starforce with it, like all of the Ubisoft games coming out... I'm not going to buy it.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Should be good but is it really worth the extra money? No, but I'll get it anyway

BigDanG
BigDanG

Honestly I could care less if it had a 3D interface. UBI would truly drop the ball if it didn't have an awesome opera soundtrack playing while I was amassing my armies.

glassedsoul
glassedsoul

I thought it got delayed from a May release...

knn2003
knn2003

With some genres, I prefer a 2D interface over 3D. This is one of them, because I liked how III and IV looked. I'll have to wait for reviews. If Gamespot give it 8.5 or over I'll preorder it right away.

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

I missed out on IV and I have a DVD player. Yay! For those who haven't played it, HoM&M totally rocks.

Kimahriii
Kimahriii

Hmm Heroes 3 and 4 isn't bad but it sucks that I already own all of them. Oh well willing to pay the extra $10 just to have the game on DVD, Hate multiple CDs.