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H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby {CH}ArticleBot » Apr 26 2016, 23:07

The first expansion to Heroes VII has been announced. Given the title "Trial by Fire", it will be a stand-alone expansion featuring The Fortress faction with their Dwarven rune magic. Set for release on June 2nd, it will also offer players 6 new skirmish maps and 2 bonus scenario maps written by Terry B. Ray.

 

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Danny » Apr 27 2016, 4:00

So not only they are not abandoning the game, they are pulling the same kinda expansion for H7 as H5. Thought they would have went with Inferno but it's true Fortress was absent for the longest.

Release date is quite close which also makes one wonder, H6 expansion got a long delay and was out almost 1.5 years after the original game.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Avonu » Apr 27 2016, 9:07

H6 didn't have a developer team after Black Hole went out off business.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Kalah » Apr 27 2016, 10:19

Well, they had Limbic and Virtuos who came in to save what could be saved. But yeah, I'm also slightly encouraged by this continued work on the game.
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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby ttague2005 » Apr 27 2016, 17:01

Yes!!!

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Karmakeld » Apr 27 2016, 20:27

and 2 bonus scenario maps written by Terry B. Ray

errr.. 8| Are we talking 2 previously unmentioned scenarios here? Likely not - I assume they're talking about the 2 Lost Tales of Axeoth maps, which they've just released. Oh well, why not continue the path of releasing 'already existing content in new wrappings'

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby iLiVeInAbOx05 » Apr 27 2016, 20:40

Karmakeld wrote:errr.. 8| Are we talking 2 previously unmentioned scenarios here?


I was wondering this myself..

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby hellegennes » Apr 28 2016, 1:38

Karmakeld wrote:
and 2 bonus scenario maps written by Terry B. Ray

errr.. 8| Are we talking 2 previously unmentioned scenarios here? Likely not - I assume they're talking about the 2 Lost Tales of Axeoth maps, which they've just released. Oh well, why not continue the path of releasing 'already existing content in new wrappings'


Yeah, I was puzzled by that myself. They are probably referring to the same thing. I guess there's not a whole new lot that they could mention in the announcement. It's one new tribe, probably a few new heroes and maybe a few new artifacts and adventure objects.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby BB Shockwave » Apr 28 2016, 5:46

Given the absymal sales of the game, I am surprised they bother with this. Guess Ubi has money to waste.
Big pass, much like in H5 I hated this all-dwarf town. Borrrring. Gimme back my cool H3 Fortress or bust.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby BB Shockwave » Apr 28 2016, 5:48

Also, wow that Dwarven town... Hey Ubi, Bioware called, they want their Dragon Age Origins Orzammar designs back.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Avonu » Apr 28 2016, 8:46

BB Shockwave wrote:Gimme back my cool H3 Fortress or bust.

But you will have your cool Fortress. :P

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby cjlee » Apr 28 2016, 12:37

BB Shockwave wrote:Given the absymal sales of the game, I am surprised they bother with this. Guess Ubi has money to waste.
Big pass, much like in H5 I hated this all-dwarf town. Borrrring. Gimme back my cool H3 Fortress or bust.


The money comes from us/ you. As well as me.

Frankly I don't think the dwarf town matters as much as the fact that the game is not immersive.

Thanks to 1.18 patch clearing up some game breaking bugs, I am still playing the game. But I just want to finish Ivan's campaign, that final one where he takes Horncrest, as well as that Dogwoggle campaign. Only then will I feel happy about deleting H7 permanently from my computer. At least I would have the right to say that I finished H7.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Karmakeld » Apr 28 2016, 20:57

Cjlee, you'd need to also complete the second of the two bonus original Scenario maps, the Unity campaign. Hmm.. It is odd though, that they call the campaigns 'Scenario maps' and not campaigns.. But I think you're right Hellegennes, they most likely lacked something to announce, within the announcement. Also quite curious to see if any new heroes, will see their return from H5. I see that they're still riding bears, so perhaps they'll be (re-)using the same troops as well. That would surely be in the spirit of H7 :-D
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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby hellegennes » Apr 28 2016, 22:10

BB Shockwave wrote:Given the absymal sales of the game, I am surprised they bother with this. Guess Ubi has money to waste.
Big pass, much like in H5 I hated this all-dwarf town. Borrrring. Gimme back my cool H3 Fortress or bust.


Money to waste? If that was true, they would have spent at least a bit for a proper animated intro; or several other things for that matter.

No, the cost of releasing this expansion was probably minimal. They already had an associated audio track for Fortress and they had the faction designed down to the abilities and their artwork. An early script for a campaign story was probably written beforehand as well. All they had to do was to create the 3D models and code the faction. That's why it is released so soon.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby cjlee » May 1 2016, 0:54

hellegennes wrote:That's why it is released so soon.



That's all we need to know regarding a Ubisoft product.

That's why we can't touch it until at least a few months have passed and the worst bugs are removed.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby prokurors » May 8 2016, 11:09

Hmmm, I just wander if they could make AI at least reasonably able.... or most likely it's not necessary, because "everybody" plays multiplayer nowadays.

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby Danny » May 22 2016, 18:59

Yeah I knew there would be a delay...

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Re: H7 Expansion, Fortress Announced

Postby hellegennes » May 22 2016, 21:12

Well, at least that's a good sign.


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