Heroes of Might, Magic strikes gold

Turn-based strategy game from Ubisoft and Nival Interactive enters duplication before entering the fray.

In January, a group of Heroes of Might and Magic fans formed an online petition asking Ubisoft to delay the release of the fifth installment in the series after a particularly disappointing beta test of the game. The game was delayed, and those fans will soon find out how much the extra development time helped the game, as Ubisoft today announced that Heroes of Might and Magic V has gone gold.

The first Heroes game from Ubisoft and developer Nival Interactive, Heroes V will take the series into fully 3D territory for the first time. However, it shouldn't be an entirely alien experience for fans. Players will once again take command of one of several factions and lead their forces to victory. There's a campaign mode as well as an array of individual maps to conquer, and judicious use of heroes will once again be a key to success.

Heroes of Might and Magic V is rated T for Teen and is set for a May 23 release in North America.

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Achronous
Achronous

Ok.... I like the HoMM series. 3 was the best IMO. So... I was gonna buy HoMM 5 when a small voice in my head said to me.: "Download the demo first...". And so I did, and I am so glad that I did because now I now that I am NOT going to buy this game until I am convinced that the DEMO is of much lower quality than the actual game. The DEMO looked fuzzy, slow, counter-intuitive in the building of the towns, hiring creatures and generally the user interface. You get frustrated trying to do basic functions.... I am very disappointed by it. If the full version is betterm by all means, I am open to changing my mind...

DEATH775
DEATH775

I just can't believe it.

The0
The0

Yeah man thisa rocks@!!

DarthZone
DarthZone

Demo's got me hook on it already. can't wait ot get my hands of the full thing.

wizika
wizika

Awesome stuff, they even made opera-style music like it was in HOMM2... Thumbs up for developers! I hope they make lots of money from this and make even better games (Jagged Alliance 3 :)))

buzzguy
buzzguy

I really, really liked the demo. Before that, the only games I played in the series were Heroes 3 and King's Bounty (on the Genny, no less!). I'm pretty stoked about this one.

fstrunr89
fstrunr89

This game is going to rock out

usedtype
usedtype

Just wondering, am I the only one that thought 2 was better than 3? Anyway, I hope this is the game to restore this franchise. Four was just aweful.

LaharlCake
LaharlCake

Yeah Great game I'm still playing HOMM 3 (Armegedons blade), and the demo is great it managed to pull me away form WoW. But what I'm Wondering is will they pump out 12 expanions like is predicessors

twistedvenom1
twistedvenom1

I want to know who will be my first victim when the game comes out? BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to teach you the true meaning of fear! Yes I will be buying this game, cant wait.

krs_bg
krs_bg

One thing is clear... Heroes 5 will undoubtedly be better than Heroes 4, but what is far more important is how it will compare to Heroes of Might and Magic 3!

kretyn
kretyn

Great!!! This game is gonna be awsome. Can't wait. Huge fan of the series. Addictive gameplay and very detailed. Already pre-ordered. Lata.

Sheepofevilz
Sheepofevilz

Nerf the undead! Can't wait for this game, hope it's as good as 1,2, and 3...SCREW HOMM 4!

Daffy96
Daffy96

I love Heroes III, and I'm still playing it to this date. But Heroes V seems to be better, IMO. There's so much abilities to learn for your heroes and so much bonuses that hasn't been seen before in the series. And bonuses is a big part of the game, you have to know what bonuses your opponent got and tackle them with your own. That's a tactical improvement IMO, and this game is about strategy, so it's a good thing. I will still play Heroes III, I'm sure, but seriously, I can't stop playing the demo! I've even forgot Oblivion for a while, just because I don't have time for it when Heroes V is installed. I can't wait to get this game! *Collector's Edition Pre-ordered*

Amrikove
Amrikove

Heroes 5 is a good addition to the series and i find it better than Heroes 3 and I don't think you will play the 2d Heroes 3 after playing this one

F1_2004
F1_2004

It has a lot to live up to, HOMM 3 was amazing.

joezer3003
joezer3003

I say let them take their time and fix up whatever problems there are, but PLEASE! Don't take too long!

Autolycus
Autolycus

Now I just have to wait another six months for the MAC version! (been there done that with the wintel box...thats why i dont have one anymore)

ffe_neo
ffe_neo

Best news I've heard all week! Can't wait for this awesome release.

ewjim
ewjim

let's see - will be there any glitches or not. :D

nuttysack
nuttysack

I want this game,,,,demo rocks,,,,few bugs here and there and some frame rate issues when looking into the unexplored blackness but that will be fixed in the final

MrGreenfish
MrGreenfish

I'm looking forward to playing the full game--been playing the demo a bit and it's lots of fun so far. After a while it feels like the same old Heroes game underneath the flash new interface and graphics, which is a good thing. The one criticism I have from the demo is the poor word choice and sentence structure in the English version--obviously Nival is (or was before it moved Stateside) a Russian developer so it's not their first language, but I have to say the overall standard of English in the game is below where I would have expected for such a major release. Still, if it even comes close to Heroes III in terms of gameplay I will be very, very happy.

metalmario_64
metalmario_64

If the demo is any indication of what is to come, I think this will be the best in the series. It does everything that 2 and 3 did right and more. Although I did encounter a few bugs in the demo. Lets hope they fixed them...

thedarkoracle
thedarkoracle

Returning back to some of the gameplay elements of III, wasn't that the point behind the development of V? Anyway, I can't wait for the release next month. If I don't come back out of my room in two days... say goodbye to my family for me and tell them I love them with all my heart. :P

UpInFlames
UpInFlames

Yes, I don't think it'll surpass Heroes III, but if the demo is any indication it's going to be a whole lot better than the disappointing mess that Heroes IV was. Nival is a good developer.

Lilac_Benjie
Lilac_Benjie

I have been playing the Demo non-stop. Finally, more content!

xmyles104212
xmyles104212

It won't surpass the greatest of HOMMIII.

Truth01
Truth01

This game looks like it will turn out well. I have the original and I'm looking forward to the fifth edition.

grasu
grasu

Hell yeah, this might be the long awaited revival of this series!