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King's Bounty II was released according the plan of 1C at 24th August 2021. From many reviews it seems to be pushed up a bit, they are however patching it fast. From console's world it seems to be appreciated, whereas from PC, it's a tad worse. To summ up from many reviews:

 + Unique combat system
 + Nice atmosphere, music and the settings
 + Confirmed good tranlations for 'russian' and czech.

 

 * Unique units, hard combats, you are advised to not lost single one and re-heal after battle for gold
 * Funny dialogues, when playing for Katharine
 * Not so big open world in a fact, it's small.
 * Video stories
 * Moral choices (Not only, there are four different faiths for units and you shouldn't mix them, at least not from the start )

 

 - Graphic is not on par with today games, neither with pre-release videos
 - Mounting and unmounting is very slow but you may avoid the horse and go on your own, by formal speed walking
 - Sometimes you advance faster than expected by game, so you need to return to 'unlock' dialogs
 - Slow and boring start, first 0.5-4hrs depending on your speed/skills/luck
 - Camera
 - Price

We picked three video reviews, for PS, Switch and last one German, where you can enable auto-translate titles to your language. Judge yourself. As for us, we gather all the news at our KB2 page.

 



FST Lich

Hey, All.

Welcome.  Hope each of you is doing well.

This month I have five topics, followed by part five of my interview with Behemoth Cave (Webpage & Facebook).

As always, ‘thank you’ to everyone who wrote, especially those with positive sentiments.  If you have any questions or comments, regarding Fanstratics (FST) or Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (HoMM3), feel free to send them along, and I’ll try to answer them in future newsletters (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Please keep in mind, it may take at least 14 days before I reply (it’s taking longer-and-longer as production continues).


Or you can wrote them here. We already have some for Greg in the store.
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Until next time.

​Greg
Fanstratics Game Director & Designer



The jolly fellow Marcus Pregent shares more of his great stories with us in the second part of this interview, where we go through things such as: 

  • Legends of Might and Magic 
  • Might and Magic VI 
  • Heroes of Might and Magic III 
  • Gelu
  • Nerf Guns in the office
  • Community Questions 
  • Much, much more

Did I mention Nerf Guns in the office? Yeah I did, but seriously, that sounds like a lot of fun and I hope I will get to shoot my boss with a foamy projectile sometime in the future! 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this second part of the interview, there's quite a lot of juicy information in it. I mean, Gelu's mother is WHO?! 

 

I also wanted to ask you all, if you find any good segments of the video, or anything you found particularly interesting, to please let us know the time of that.  I would love to be able to make some shorter videos with clips from our interviews. 

 


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kb bundle sale

The King’s Bounty Franchise Bundle includes the long-awaited sequel to the legendary King’s Bounty video games series, King’s Bounty II (pre-purchase version), as well as the critically acclaimed titles of the most iconic representatives of the turn-based RPG genre, King's Bounty: The Legend, King's Bounty: Armored Princess, King's Bounty: Crossworlds, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, and King's Bounty: Dark Side.

57.33€

Bundles are a special discount on a set of products. If you already own some of the products contained in the bundle, purchasing the bundle will allow you to "complete the set" paying only for the products you don't already own while still receiving the full bundle discount on each of those products.

Blitz discount, time limited and most likely short living. Hurry up, feed your curiousity in timely manners. gking1

What we know about the game so far.



newshornIn preparation for King's Bounty 2 release date (August 24) we created a new forum, for all King's Bounty games. So you can find, the content which was previously scattered in the forums, in one place.

In the About KB2 thread, there are summed all known facts, heroes and official trailers. Including 5 Deb Blog videos, official trailers and Greflet’s song by Raney Shockne.


If you are visting us from mobile, the top menu was extended, so it now covers everything what was in the main menu, which is now hidden for you. For PC it was only extended and there are no other changes.

For all newcomers welcome and take a look. If you are looking for Walkthroughs, Interviews, our Yout Tube channel or just would like to search for piece of information. Very easy is to search by TAG, so you can seek by game name or tool and you will get all articles.

Because of this century of "Spam & Plastic", we do use multiple antispam solutions. From what you see, the first one here is registration question, to check if you are human, check H.E.L.P. next to it for answers, in the linked article.

And second, your first post needs to be approved, after that you can contribute freely ;)

If you would find yourself puzzled, you can write us.

Welcome at CH and our Roundtable forums!

~Truly yours CH Team ;)



At July 29 the waiting ended and Kings Bounty 2 gone gold. This game will attempt to follow, where original Kings Bounty, from NWC, left. Loosely.

Different land, different heroes, where it all again start with death of the King. Hybrid strategy RPG, with emphasize on your choices. Battle perks, like terrain and unique units.

Watch the king, what he keep in fingers. Printing started. And the 'Day One Edition' is at the snap of your fingers too. August 24 will be the official launch day.

With that they also released and official game requirements, see them below.

kb2 gold


Official game specifications:

Recommended:

    OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7400 or AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
    GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580 (6 GB)*
    RAM: 8 GB
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 20 GB SSD

Minimum:

    OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or AMD FX-9370
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 (4 GB)
    Memory: 8 GB
    DirectX: Version 11
    Storage: 20 GB HDD

*SSDs are still cheap and graphic cards will hopefully come at reasonable prices too, till Christmas.


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Ultimate Mod for Heroes IV Released

HEROES 4 ULTIMATE includes:

  • ModdedH4Rs
  • New Objects
  • Modded EXEs
  • Cheat menu-enabled EXE
  • Creature Ability Plugin by RoseKavalier
  • HD Wrapper by Verok
  • New Maps
  • Remastered Campaigns
  • New Brushes
  • New Object Palettes
  • Unique Hero Looks
  • Altered Creatures Graphic
  • New Spells with Icons
  • And Much More


Gameplay:



Quoting NimoStar:
"Oh, by the way, here's an incomplete list of stuff I made exclusively for the mod besides the creature recolor:

  • 50+ new map objects (including *many* failed versions of each, whicharen't included of course).
  • Hundreds of spell icons edits and changes, including reskin.
  • 73x2 Creature icons changes, including reskin.
  • 200+x2 hero icon changes, including reskin.
  • Graphics configuration experimentation and adjustment.
  • Creature ability testing and thousands of JSON changes.
  • Hundreds of creature table edit iterations.
  • Hundreds of spell table edit iterations.
  • Dozens of artifact table edit iterations.
  • String and description edits.
  • Mass spell discovery and edit (exe).
  • Hero skill edit (exe).
  • Necromancy edit (exe).
  • Hundreds of sprite list hex alterations.
  • Spell animation testing and switches.
  • Thousands of edits to mantain readme up to date, and to explain the many changes and the reason for each single one of them.
  • And of course hundreds of hours of testing."

You can DOWNLOAD the mod from MoDDB page and get in touch with author at HC or Discord channel. Enjoy!

H4_Ultimate_V3R-BF2-U1-R.rar//164.21mb//md5: 94a4dd2925b422c2f6394c2fae411e04

Without exagerrating this is greatest news from the times of Equilibris! applause


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The Eleventh Newsletter About Forest Dragon and Coke Machine Always Catching Fire

 FST Forest Dragon

Hey, All.

Welcome. Hope each of you is doing well.

This month I have five topics, followed by part four of my interview with Behemoth Cave (Webpage & Facebook).

As always, ‘thank you’ to everyone who wrote, especially those with positive sentiments. If you have any questions or comments, regarding Fanstratics (FST) or Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (HoMM3), feel free to send them along, and I’ll try to answer them in future newsletters.

Please keep in mind, it may take at least 14 days before I reply (it’s taking longer-and-longer as production continues).

Until next time.
Greg

Fanstratics Game Director & Designer
 



I guess that you can all spots discounts and sales rushing to you from all corners, so I would just like to pinpoint a few. If you like King's Bounty, 1CEnteraitment is having huge action:
https://store.steampowered.com/franchise/1CEntertainment

And because there are vacations, coming soon and not (tm) for many of us, let me just to outline a few more interesting games:

Arcante - An Old-School, First Person, Party-Based RPG
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1443360/Arcante/

MoM: Caster of Magic
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1557960/Master_of_Magic_Caster_of_Magic_for_Windows/

Etherlors II or MM: Heroes7

 And if you liked DOOM, let me to end with Ion Fury :D

Obviously, there comes also Summer Sales Labyrinth, which starts here

Do you have any tips, for spectacular games? Post them here!


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Apart from Dev blog info, which is now confirming, that original Wizards are returning and Heroes not (in video there are different ones). Same will come for spells and units but not all has been yet introduced. So for example, I haven't a chance to spot "Stage Beetle" or "Dragon Turtle". So, it will be indeed classic MoM in new coat (Just a note that you can play already MoM: Caster of Magic in "old" coat).

Game si currently dwelling in Early Access and you can freely wishlist it at Steam or just follow, to keep in touch.

Master of Magic was however pretty complicated game. Not only terrain, units, AI also diplomacy and exploring the dungeons. In some approaches was similar to WoG, which came about decades later. You can check and compare it with the info from here.



MoM Intro video

 Mila Undro (Writer & Lead Quest Designer) speaks about the game:

 Slitherine presentation - revealing the game:



Remake FAQ from the MuHa Discord, taken from reddit

Q: Is this a remake of the original Master of Magic?
A: Mostly, yes. Our goal is to have the same amount of content that Master of Magic had, although there will be a few changes. The biggest so far is of course the switch from squares to hexes, which we think allows for more dynamic and interesting gameplay.

Q: Is Seravy involved in the project?
A: Not officially, although we have played Caster of Magic extensively and we talked with Seravy, exchanging views on what made Master of Magic great.

Q: Did you include any of the changes of Caster of Magic?
A: Some of the design choices are inspired by Caster of Magic.

Q: Will this be faithful to the original MoM and be a proper Master of Magic game?
A: We spent a lot of time on the original MoM. It is a great game, and we know it has many fans who grew up with the game and have waited so long for a modern version of it. We’ll do our best not to disappoint any of the fans of MoM.

Q: I would like to interview the team / I would like to write a review / preview?
A: Please send an e-mail to Slitherine’s PR manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: When it will enter beta?
A: Sometimes in the second half of 2021

Q: When will it release?
A: Sometimes in 2022

Q: Will it have multiplayer?
A: It is not planned for the moment

Q: Can I sign up for beta?
A: Not yet, we will keep you informed if such an option becomes available.


We will see, the game set up pretty high standard, MuHa games won't have it easy!


What do you think about it? Do you like it or now? Did you play MoM?

Links: MoM - Fans (discord) | MuHa Games (discord) | reddit | Slitherine (discord)


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