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'Heroes of Might and Magic IV' Announced For Mac

by Thomas on Oct. 24, 2002 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT

The 3DO Company today announced Heroes of Might and Magic IV for the Macintosh. The game will be available this fall. The newest member of the critically acclaimed Might and Magic series, Heroes IV offers the best in fantasy gaming with breathtaking graphics and an all-new magical skill system.

"With this upcoming release, we are keeping our promise to support the Macintosh community," said Trip Hawkins, founder and chief executive officer of The 3DO Company. "In keeping with the Heroes tradition, we are proud to bring the latest in this series to all fans of fantasy gaming."

About Heroes of Might and Magic IV for Macintosh
In this fourth chapter of the Heroes series, Emilia Nighthaven must battle the evil immortal King Gavin Magnus and his horde of Dragon Golems. Featuring six campaigns, Emilia matches wits with Magnus for control of all of Axeoth, encountering over 60 new creatures, five schools of magic, six town types, and more than 180 artifacts.

Developed by New World Computing(R), a division of The 3DO Company, Heroes IV is the latest game in the best-selling Might and Magic line. Selling more than 4.5 million units worldwide and translated into over a dozen languages, the Might and Magic series is a proven success.

Features for Heroes of Might and Magic IV include:

An all-new engine with multiple screen resolution support (800x600, 1024x768, and 1200x1080) and a new interface

Skill systems that allows characters to become more specialized as play progresses

New magic systems featuring five highly specialized schools of magic: Order, Life, Nature, Chaos and Death.

Six massive campaigns and dozens of stand-alone scenarios

A campaign editor that features a map maker and enables terrain deformation

Online play in which players can battle with up to six different players via the Internet

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