October 23, 2017
Archives  News  Heroes III Complete Pre-Order  


Friday, December 1, 2000
 

Click to enlarge
Heroes III Complete Pre-Order
11:20 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Two helpful posters on the IMG Forums alerted us to the fact that Heroes III Complete, a packaging of Mac Heroes III and two add-on packs previously available only the PC, is ready to pre-order. This combo pack from 3DO combines all the classic gameplay of the first Heroes III release with two new expansion packs that add new creatures, new heroes and of course dozens of new solo missions to conquer. The current ship date for this title is December 19th.


For those unfamiliar with this series, the HoMM games are turn-based strategy games with elements of RPG-style gameplay. Featuring gorgeous hand-drawn and 3D-modeled graphics, atmospheric sounds and music and complex, involving gameplay, they are addictive games for anyone who loves a cerebral challenge.


Heroes III Complete includes the original scenario The Restoration of Erathia, and adds the expansion packs Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death. These packs add a wealth of features, maps and creatures to the original, including such perks as a random map generator and an entirely new town type (the Elemental Conflux) to play with.


Here is a list of the features added by the new expansion packs:

Armageddon's Blade Expansion Pack


In the demon kingdom of Eeoful, Lucifer Kreegan has a vision to set the world on fire by constructing "Armageddon's Blade." Seeking to dethrone this insane king, Catherine invades. However, her generals report the appearance of the fiery Phoenix and mysterious Elemental Confluxes. As Catherine contemplates her next move, she wonders…do these omens foretell of Erathia's victory… or the world's destruction?


  • 6 new campaigns and over 35 new stand-alone missions
  • New random map generator lets you create unlimited battle scenarios
  • 7 new veteran Heroes with unique characteristics and abilities
  • Over 12 new fantasy creatures to recruit


Shadow of Death Expansion Pack


Sandro, a power hungry lich, seeks two powerful combination artifacts which will allow him to rule all the Antagarich. Four brace heroes must find the fabled Angelo Alliance sword to defeat the unstoppable forces of the undead over the course of seven exhilarating campaigns.


  • Extensive Gameplay: 86 stand-alone missions and 14 epic campaigns, including original Restoration of Erathia maps as well as 38 new single scenario maps and 7 Shadow of Death™ campaigns.
  • Endless Variety: 16 Hero classes, 145 combat units and hundreds of adventure structures, including 10 additional teleporters, 23 neutral creatures, and 8 new special terrain's with unique tactics.
  • Unparalleled Adventure: Quests for 138 magical artifacts, including 12 powerful new combination artifacts.
  • In-Depth Strategy: 8 town types to build and conquer, now with moat damage and spiked Stronghold barricade.
As you can see, that's a lot of gameplay for your money. Owners of the original Heroes III for Mac might be annoyed at purchasing the same game twice, but remember, on the PC side these packs were sold separately for $20 apiece ($39 when they debuted) so you'd end up paying $80 or more for all three on the PC side. The current pre-order price for Mac Heroes III Complete is $39.95, which includes free shipping in the US.


In any case, this is great news for several reasons -- it means that 3DO hasn't lost faith in the Mac platform, and that Mac Heroes III fans finally get to enjoy the same level of gameplay PC users have had for some time. For more information on Heroes III be sure and read our review of the title, and visit the official web site.


In related news, fervent Heroes fan "rogue27" has updated his Mac Heroes web site with information and exclusive screen shots of Mac Heroes Complete in action. Be sure and pay his site a visit to learn more about all three titles, and get strategy tips, downloadable maps and utilities.

Heroes of Might and Magic III Review
Heroes III Web Site
Heroes 3 Complete Pre-order
Mac Heroes Web Site
3DO


Other Mac Games News for Friday, December 1, 2000

Planetscape Conquest 1.6 Released5:14 PM
In-Depth Oni Preview at MacNN3:54 PM
WarCraft III Preview11:34 AM
Heroes III Complete Pre-Order11:20 AM
FAKK2 Multiplayer Still Coming9:45 AM
StarFleet Command II Preview9:39 AM
Making Giants Q&A8:41 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, December 1, 2000 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, November 30, 2000

Article on Game Piracy4:13 PM
IMG Debuts New Review System3:29 PM
Red Faction Interview, Details2:08 PM
Update on MacSoft Titles9:57 AM
Championship Manager 00/01 coming to Mac9:20 AM
NY Times on Gaming9:07 AM
WaterRace is Gold8:57 AM
AvP Fixed, Back in Testing6:00 AM
Help Make Games6:00 AM
Neverwinter Nights Update6:00 AM
Virtual GameBoy Update6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, November 30, 2000 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, November 29, 2000
Tuesday, November 28, 2000
Monday, November 27, 2000
Friday, November 24, 2000
Wednesday, November 22, 2000


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Heroes III Complete Pre-Order