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Dark Messiah details come to light

Ubisoft has taken wraps off its upcoming PC action game based on the classic role-playing franchise Might & Magic.


Earlier this month, publisher Ubisoft revealed Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, a PC action game that will take place in the high-fantasy universe created by now-defunct studio New World Computing. The initial announcement was accompanied by few details, but today Ubisoft revealed some new information about the upcoming game.

Dark Messiah is currently in development by French company Arkane Studios. The developer's previous work includes Arx Fatalis, a 3D first-person role-playing game that was inspired by the cult-classic RPG Ultima Underworld. Like that game, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic will also be a first-person role-playing game, but it will be powered by Valve Software's Source engine, the same technology used in last year's acclaimed action game Half-Life 2.

The game will feature 12 single-player levels and more than 40 weapons to wield, and it will also offer the ability to use magic spells or stealth abilities. In addition, Dark Messiah will feature multiplayer for up to 32 players, which encompasses the standard deathmatch mode and a new "evolution" mode that carries over experience and levels gained from session to session.

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic is scheduled for release next year on the PC.

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