Might & Magic: Heroes VI Preview
Might & Magic: Heroes VI Box Art
System: PC
Dev: Black Hole Games
Pub: Ubisoft
Release: October 13, 2011
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence

Then there are the "evil" factions—using primarily dark magic—Inferno and Necropolis. Inferno is a faction of demons. They thrive on chaos and are bred for warfare, making them powerful fighters armed with devastating magical attacks. Necropolis is the Necromancer faction. They bring an army of undead soldiers, like ghosts and skeletons, to the battlefield. Undead fighters are slow, but they make up for it by being particularly difficult to dispose of.

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The final faction, Stronghold, is seen as a neutral faction, since it has been known to dabble in both light and dark magic. It's primarily made up of Orcs, which were originally created by injecting demon blood into criminals. The intent was that they'd fight against demons, and their resistance to magic is a direct result. Their basic battle strategy is often summed up by this phrase: "Rush now, think later!"

Heroes VI can be seen as a prequel of sorts, since the events in VI take place 400 years before those of V. The story was written by a team of five writers and is said to focus more heavily on characters and family relations than previous entries in the series. If all goes well, this should leave players with a deeper sense of attachment to their heroes.

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Also aiding this deeper sense of attachment is that heroes are more customizable. While the customization system isn't incredibly deep, it does give players the option of choosing between various "portraits," which determine the look of the character.

All in all, Might & Magic: Heroes VI looks to make some much-needed tweaks to the series, while still retaining the heart of a Might & Magic game. Heroes VI will be exclusively for PC and should hit shelves in September.

By Joshua Wirtanen
CCC Editor/Contributing Writer


Game Features:

  • Classic Gameplay - Remastered with the well-known developer, Black Hole, and in close partnership with the game's numerous fans.
  • Unique Action - Explore extra-large adventure maps, collect tons of resources, and build extraordinary cities. Perfect your tactics to level-up your heroes, recruit troops, and ready them for combat on exclusive battle maps.
  • Take Control - Lead the Heroes of the Griffin dynasty within intriguing scenarios. Choose your path, assume your choices, and customize your gaming experience thanks to a brand new reputation system.
  • The Rich Might & Magic Universe - Discover fantastic landscapes and creatures from the world of Ashan. Enjoy revisited 3D designs and an exclusive new bestiary.
  • A Strong Community - Post content and compete with your friends, using a new and intelligent, online community interface.

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