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'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Will Be Starforce Free!

by Rainier on April 12, 2006 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT

It seems Starforce may be losing one of its biggest supporters, as Ubisoft announced today that Nival's upcoming RPG Heroes of Might & Magic V will not have the controversial, and much disliked, Starforce copy protection, instead Ubisoft opted to use "an alternative protection." If this means the longtime Starforce supporter is shying away from using it in general or just a one time experiment is not disclosed.

The first game to reintroduce the Might & Magic universe to the public will be Heroes of Might and Magic V. Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. One of the most successful turn-based strategy franchises, the Heroes of Might and Magic series, with its distinctive touch of RPG, is a benchmark in the Heroic Fantasy genre, with considerable commercial and critical acclaim. The new game will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

Developed by a seasoned team at Nival Interactive (Blitzkrieg, Silent Storm, Etherlords), the unique Might & Magic experience can be relived on PC by gamers worldwide in early 2006. For more information, visit

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