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Also, Heroes died with H3 for me.
I mean it died because there will not be another Heroes game as long as UBI holds the rights due to the financial state of Heroes 7.
For me Heroes died with Heroes 4 – it had a lot of potential but lacked polish just like Might and Magic IX. They could have been great but ended up mediocre.
I would have liked to see the Heroes 5 NWC could have made with the lessons learned – if they had survived 3DO. The only good thing about UBI Heroes 5 was the battles but the world map and town screens were awful.
I never played Heroes VI or VII.
Avonu wrote:A question which I asked Marzhin about some time ago.
What is it with these few text lines and artfacts in MMX game files about a second DLC? I'm guessing it was planned but after MMX didn't sell well, DLC2 was scrapped.
IIRC any patch adding new content was referred as DLC internally.
There was no plan for a second DLC like the Falcon and the Unicorn, but there was some early design for a larger add-on that would have combined with the original game like World of Xeen. It would have taken place in the Savage Islands and the final boss/dungeon would have been a Titan (basically the dungeon was the innards of the Titan).
The story would have run parallel to that of MMXL, you would have been able to take a ship in The Crag to go to the other map at any time (well, you had to reach The Crag first), and once both stories were completed, it would have triggered a final quest about Crag Hack's succession (leading to Tsuan becoming the next Pirate Queen, hence the reference to that I put in Bart's map in H7).
But this project never went beyond a validation of the general story and various ideas compiled in a doc, nothing was ever greenlit. Everybody would rather have moved to a proper MM11, and ultimately sales of MMXL were too low to warrant that.
My last hope is that they sell the Might and Magic rights back to JVC – Though I don't believe they would set a price that he could afford.