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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Might & Magic
Might & Magic X – Legacy has graduated from Early Access to full release today. The Open Development phase began in August with the first act, and now gamers can trek through the single-player campaign in its entirety. In keeping with the series, players will form a party and venture in and around Karthal, meeting non-playable characters, taking on quests, and battling in turn-based combat.
Gamers who are part of Might & Magic X – Legacy’s Early Access program on Steam will be able to craft their own adventure today with the launch of the official Modding Kit. The included tools, which are part of the game’s second update, allow players to craft maps and mods as well as share their work and access other user-created content. A Maps & Mods tab will be added to the Open Development Blog later this year. An important note is that mapping and modding require Unity Pro, a popular software suite that is known for being beginner friendly and has a free 30-day trial but—and this is a big “but”—thereafter costs a hefty $1,500.
Might & Magic X Legacy has become the latest addition to Steam Early Access. Ubisoft has announced that gamers who pre-order the Deluxe Edition, available online through Steam and uPlay, can now play the entire first act of Legacy. By being an Early Access title, players can try the game out and give developer Limbic feedback as they continue to work on the remaining acts. Gamers who try the game and want to offer their thoughts can keep in contact at the Open Dev Blog.
The role-playing side of Might & Magic will be making its return to the PC with the recently announced Might & Magic X Legacy. It’s been over a decade since the ninth entry was released by 3DO, which was something of a disappointment, to put it mildly. The new adventure, in development at Limbic Entertainment, is set directly after the events of VI, with four adventurers caught in the midst of civil turmoil in the capital city of Karthal.
Might & Magic Heroes VI will receive a new standalone expansion next month when Pirate of the Savage Sea Adventure Pack launches on July 12. Developed by Limbic Entertainment, the DLC pack will add a new quest that is estimated to last over 10 hours, as well as new artifacts, a new dynasty weapon, and several new bonuses. The story focuses on the return of Crag Hack, who is sent to investigate the disappearance of several ships in the Savage Sea at the behest of the Pirate Council.
To the field of battle! Black Hole Entertainment’s entry in the long-running turn-based strategy series Heroes of Might and Magic is now available for the PC. Might & Magic Heroes VI is a prequel to Heroes V, following a family of heroes as they fight for survival as Angels scheme to end an ongoing war. Heroes VI also serves as a reboot to the franchise, updating the original release with locations and creatures from the World of Ashan as well as adding a new Reputation System to customize heroes.
What better way is there to celebrate 25 years than with a little Might & Magic? Starting today, everyone who has preordered Might & Magic Heroes 6 now has access to the beta. The beta includes maps from the single-player campaign as well as one for multiplayer, plus a sample of the integrated online feature, The Conflux.