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Postby Angelspit » Apr 6 2009, 15:04

Round Table member Corlagon (a.k.a. Cepheus) found a little scoop on the <a href="http://www.jeffspock.com/21-0-Casual.html">personal Web site of Jeff Spock</a>, lead writer on Heroes of Might and Magic:

<i>"Upcoming DS fantasy game in the Might and Magic universe (2009): This will be an awesome puzzle game with an epic fantasy storyline. And, yes, both of those things are possible. Watch the review pages; I think this one will make waves."</i>

DS stands for Nintendo DS, in case anyone wonders. Was Ubisoft impressed by the success of Puzzle Quest? We should learn more about the project sooner or later.

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Postby valtor2 » Apr 6 2009, 15:56

What if I want a Heroes game on the DS? A port/remake of H3 would be AMAZING!

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Postby Metathron » Apr 6 2009, 18:23

Are you sure this has nothing to do with April Fool's?
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Postby Jolly Joker » Apr 6 2009, 20:34

Will have it for the last test round over Easter. :)

Actually it's pretty nice - if you can stand a DS and its hazardous screen, that is.
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 7 2009, 0:43

Anything else you can tell us without breaking that NDA? :)

Not sure I would pick up a DS only for that though.

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Postby Jolly Joker » Apr 7 2009, 6:06

Hmm. I'm rather sure that the game will be a success - I enjoyed the first test very much. The game has an astonishing amount of tactical depth and is fun.

A DS has two screens, so imagine Puzzle Quest with two battlefields. Imagine further that depending on whether you'd build horizontal or vertical lines of 3 you'd either form guarding walls or attacks (aiming onto the other battlefield).

Now imagine that instead of the colored discs you have actual units on the BFs with actual stats for attack, defense and initiative (which means in this case the # of turns between the forming of an attack and the actual launching). Which means that depending on your units there are different kind of attacks with different effects and that your main goal in most battles is to kill the opposing hero who has a certain amount of HPs in an "endzone".

There are artifacts, there is experience, even for creatures, there are spells as well, albeit scarcely, and there is a campaign story.
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 7 2009, 11:06

Wow. I might get a DS just for that after all... :)

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Postby Marzhin » Apr 7 2009, 16:48

The little I saw of this game was very promising indeed :)
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Postby Angelspit » Apr 10 2009, 11:08

Jeff updated his blog with the following: "April 2009: Terminology removed. Apologies to the M&M community -- that's what happens when you update your site without double-checking the content." (hit the link above to see it by yourself)

It sounds like someone at Ubisoft told him to stay quiet.
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Postby Corlagon » Apr 10 2009, 14:31

Weird, though - he didn't actually remove anything. I hope I didn't get him into any trouble :P

EDIT: Oh, I see - "set in the Might and Magic universe" is now gone. Anyway the US Patent Office suggests a possible title.

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Postby Donsta » Apr 11 2009, 13:49

I had no intention of buying a DS till I saw this. If the game comes out I'll be shopping for one.

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Postby Angelspit » Apr 11 2009, 17:06

There are a lot of used DS Lite on eBay since the DSi came out. I usually stay away from used electronics, but some deals are tempting. But I'll wait for an announcement as well.

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Postby Deadguy118 » Apr 12 2009, 23:18

Well, this actually sounds interesting, even if it is a perversion of the brand.
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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » Apr 13 2009, 20:34

I don't have a DS so I'll have to pass.

But maybe it will bring more fans to the PC HOMM series.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Apr 14 2009, 8:47

Deadguy118 wrote:>>Well, this actually sounds interesting, even if it is a perversion of the brand.<<


No, a bad game is a perversion of the brand...
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