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Tuesday, May 29, 2001
 
New Heroes of Might and Magic IV Images
6:00 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The site www.gibme.com has posted two new screen shots of 3D0's upcoming title Heroes of Might and Magic IV. For those unfamiliar with the series, HoMM has always been about medieval-themed turn-based strategy. What's new with HoMM4 so far is that, unlike the first 3 installments, it will run off a completely new engine. This engine will, among other things, allow the game to be run in higher resolutions - up to 1280 X 1024.


Though this title will still be based upon 2D sprite graphics, the look of these graphics is significantly much higher quality than its predecessors. One has only to look at the screenshots to see the amazing detail and color quality of this game. Even from its typical top-down isometric map view, the details that can be seen in the environment and the creatures that inhabit it are amazing.


John Morris, the programmer resposible for HoMM3, reported some time ago that a Mac port of this title was not inconceivable. Past Mac Heroes ports have made money for 3do despite lack of marketing efforts, and Morris notes that the port for HoMM4 should be easier to accomplish than HoMM3.


For more info on the subject of a Mac port, a link to a previous IMG article on the subject has been provided below. Don't forget to check out the screenshots as well - they are definitely worth a look.

gibme.com - HoMM4 Screenshots
IMG - HoMM4 a Possibility?


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