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Ubisoft Announce H3 HD!

Postby Kalah » Dec 9 2014, 19:27

Ubisoft have just <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MightandMagic/photos/a.440842199587.209353.161184829587/10152911719344588/?type=1" target="_blank">announced</a> what many fans have been hoping for - an HD version of one of the most celebrated games in the series, <i>Heroes III</i>, is due to be released January 29th 2015.

<i>To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this masterpiece, we are thrilled to announce you the grand return of the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist!

On January 29th, 2015, discover a new way to experience the best Heroes title ever with Heroes 3 HD! In addition to refined graphics and resolution, you will be able to play online with full Steamworks support (including online lobby) and on the GO thanks to iOS and Android tablets versions! </i>

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Ubisoft Announce H3 HD!

Postby ttague2005 » Dec 9 2014, 19:41

This is great news! Maybe we could have a fan contest for new maps as well.

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Postby Panda Tar » Dec 9 2014, 19:56

SQUEE! :rofl:
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Postby GreatEmerald » Dec 9 2014, 20:06

That'd be nice if it was usable. As in, not worse than the original. Mandatory Steamworks is worse than the original, though. Also, at least RoE does have a native Linux version. So I'm not holding my breath until there is more information.

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Postby Kalah » Dec 9 2014, 20:10

@ttague2005: Very good idea. :)
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Postby Karyll » Dec 9 2014, 20:53

time for a HD remake of the Celestialheavens website :D :baby: :smooch:

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Postby Panda Tar » Dec 9 2014, 20:58

Karyll wrote:time for a HD remake of the Celestialheavens website :D :baby: :smooch:


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And... is this Karyll, Karyll-kun? Lost in time and space?
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Postby Karyll » Dec 9 2014, 21:02

yes, only bigger, better and uncut :creative:
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Postby Panda Tar » Dec 9 2014, 21:03

Wo-ho! :D

Welcome back, then!
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Postby Kalah » Dec 9 2014, 21:07

We would certainly hope that could be possible ... we have been working on a makover for 5 years now ...
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Postby Karyll » Dec 9 2014, 21:19

I think i need a thread of my own just to cry out all the good time memories I have with the site and community. Congrats to the people who are keeping it going after all this time and to the developers who kept improving it. Every time I visit the site it brings me back to happier and careless times and it's amazing for me to see that it runs still based on code and design done 10 years ago. Btw, are you guys still using my sister as password? ;|

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Postby jeff » Dec 9 2014, 21:22

Any info on capability of old fan made maps and the HD version of the game?
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Postby Kalah » Dec 9 2014, 23:22

No info about that yet, no. If possible, we will of course continue to host new maps and encourage fans to make updated maps for the HD version.

And no, Karyll, we are not. :tongue:
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Postby BlackDragonSlayer » Dec 10 2014, 0:03

OOOOOOOOOO. Simply wonderful.

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Postby mr.hackcrag » Dec 10 2014, 3:29

Besides art, is any other part of the game being remade? It could use some other touch-ups in the gameplay department.

Also, H3 is the only hydra with distinct heads. Take notes future homm. :creative:

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Postby parcaleste » Dec 10 2014, 8:01

Looks sweet.

mr.hackcrag wrote:Besides art, is any other part of the game being remade?...

So when did we started to trust Ubi in doing something right? Please don't give them ideas... :(

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Postby Salamandre » Dec 10 2014, 11:02

They have only RoE source code. RoE does not have random map generator. So once you have played the few crap maps they designed to advertise, you are done. Let's see if the price takes into consideration the very limited game-play life.

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Postby GreatEmerald » Dec 10 2014, 11:15

Salamandre wrote:> They have only RoE source code. RoE does not have random map generator. So once you have played the few crap maps they designed to advertise, you are done. Let's see if the price takes into consideration the very limited game-play life.


What about generating maps in the original and playing them on the HD version?

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Postby GreatEmerald » Dec 10 2014, 11:30

Oh, and it strikes me as odd that they have to paint over the things. I would have expected them to have the original 3D Max files. But apparently they only have limited access to the original resources...

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Postby igoraki » Dec 10 2014, 12:01

GreatEmerald wrote:I would have expected them to have the original 3D Max files.


Heroes IV creatures where modeled in 3d,am pretty sure all previous versions used 2d animated images
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