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Friday, September 14, 2001
Mac Heroes of Might and Magic IV "Probable"
11:40 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Fan site Celestial Heavens Unleashed has updated their unofficial FAQ with various questions and answers related to Heroes of Might and Magic IV, an upcoming sequel in the classic turn-based strategy series. Mac users have been keeping an eye on this sequel for some time, with good reason -- all of the previous Heroes titles have come to the Mac OS, and 3D0 has not ruled out a Mac port of this sequel either. The FAQ contains many interesting pieces of information, including the news that the game has been in development for over two years and is in "crunch time" at 3D0 with the goal of a holiday-season release.

While we stress that this is an unofficial FAQ, it does appear to be based on actual conversations with development team members. Thus, the following Q&A may be of some interest:

Q: Which platform will Heroes IV be available for?

A: The PC is the platform on which the game is developed, so PC users will get to play the game first. A Macintosh version is also probable later next year, based on the development cycle 3DO has followed so far.

In related news gaming web site To The Game has recently posted a ton of new shots featuring various characters from 3DO's upcoming title Heroes of Might and Magic IV. The characters range from the ordinary to the incredibly weird, including Nagas, Trolls, and Djinns. There's even what appears to be a Leprechaun of some kind, complete with green clothes and a green top hat.

For those unfamiliar with the title, HOMM4 is an upcoming turn-based strategy title set in the fantasy world of Might and Magic. It differs from its predecessors in that the view is now isometric, and Heroes can now participate directly in battles, rather than only directing from the sidelines.

The PC version is currently set for a release date of January 2002, with the Mac version hinted to follow sometime later that year.

To The Game - Heroes of Might and Magic IV Character Shots
3DO - Heroes of Might and Magic IV
Strategy Planet - Heroes of Might and Magic IV FAQ

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