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This week is stuffed with news, so here I'm to bring you news which comes in advance. Heroes Orchestra Insider Previews: Nature from HoMM IV (Premiere will start in 80 minutes)

There is more to follow, immediatelly when I grasp some time at my hands. Apart from previous years, this year flourish with news and at least one more newsmaker would be handy. These are, in no particular order:

  • Important Update of fheroes2 and they are now on Patreon
  • Vinils with Heroes III Soundtrack (Music by Paul Anthony Romero and Rob King) with art of Magdalena Katańska
  • Fanstratics Letter #14 with Gawker (That's like Clurichaun to Leprechaun, so is Gawker to Beholder.)

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The good people over at Lava Potion has partnered up with YouTuber Havoc to not only give a nice new look on their upcoming, HoMM-inspired, game Songs of Conquest and are giving away an alpha key! 

ICYMI: 
We did an interview with Carl from LavaPotion to get into some details of their plans for SoC that we would advice you to check out if you haven't already. 


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Nelly posted on his channel "Bored With Nelly", exhaustive and over a hour long interview with David Mullich. And profesionally divided it into sections, so you can jump to point of (your) interest.

Who is David Mullich? Check our page.

0:00 Intro
1:30 How David Got Into Video Game Design
10:57 The Prisoner Discussion
19:02 How The Prisoner Broke The 4th Wall
23:00 State Of Video Games Today
30:50 Was The Prisoner Used By The CIA
32:45 The Prisoner 2
39:00 Hunger Mechanics/Craft Systems - First Of Its Kind
42:15 Working At Disney - Ducktales
44:25 David's Time At 3DO/Heroes Might and Magic
48:50 The Story Behind The Iconic Art Of Heroes
51:18 The Controversy That Led To Elemental Expansion
58:23 The Beauty Of Heroes 3 Exploits
1:04:41 The Heroes 3 esports Scene/favorite strategy
1:09:05 New Heroes Games/Outro

Very relaxed interview. Thanks Nelly for creating it and pinging us. thumbsup


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Disciples: Liberation is coming. This dark mature and very remote sibling to HoMM games (but not so much), will be released at 21 October.

You can already watch developer's livestream at Steam, clickety here.

Developed by Frima Studio and producet by Kalypso Media. You can pre-order it now with 10% discount, from classic $49.99 (Deluxe) or from $39.99 (Standard Edition)

  • The game requirements are here:
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K or AMD Ryzen 1700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB or AMD Radeon RX 590 6 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Check their FAQ to know more. Fun is promised, online fun is promised too but map editor is not.


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Celebrating Paul Anthony Romero birthdays with Heroes Orchestra  virgo
(P.A.R. was born September 10, 1965) 

 

And we from Celestialheavens join Maestro! Keep yourself strong for Heroes IX. Because they will come, .. once.

Congratulation Paul. Let you never loose your kind nature. And let your muses  always brought you in inspiring company (Aoide, Melete and Mneme, please hear, hear! ;)) Thanks for your great music. Priceless jewel for keeping sanity of our souls. Cheeers!


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FST Mammoth Bone Crusher

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. Please keep in mind, it may take at least 21 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.
angel 




Until next time.
Greg
Fanstratics Game Director & Designer



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heroesorchestra logo sHeroes Orchestra released very nice Prayer, from Heroes IV, you can listen to it just below:

"They are going ready to complete Grassland Suite from HoMM IV. As these masterpieces have some of the best and most chilling tunes in the HoMM series."

 

fheroes2 update 

fheroes2fheroes2 went to version 0.9.6, which boosted translation for polish, french and russian languages.

Added shadowed cursor for two hex monsters, so you will see where you will land. And brought in support for Nintentdo Switch, also fixed over 60 bugs. 

You can follow them here in our thread.

 

101 Tips for Heroes 3

Liso1 from heroes3wog.net released all 101 assembled tips from Heroes 3, including HotA in one video. You can see them all now and judge, what of them you didn't know? :)

 


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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.

 


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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.
angel 



Until next time.

​Greg
Fanstratics Game Director & Designer


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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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