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Heroes IV Officially Announced
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The 3DO Company today officially announced the Macintosh version of Heroes of Might and Magic IV, a fantasy role-playing game that features an all-new engine with a new magic system, new campaigns, new hero-character classes, and more. According to the press release issued today, the game is scheduled to be released in November.

Here's more from the press release detailing the upcoming Mac version:

"With this upcoming release, we are keeping our promise to support the Macintosh community," said Trip Hawkins, founder and chief executive officer of The 3DO Company. "In keeping with the Heroes tradition, we are proud to bring the latest in this series to all fans of fantasy gaming."

In this fourth chapter of the Heroes series, Emilia Nighthaven must battle the evil immortal King Gavin Magnus and his horde of Dragon Golems. Featuring six campaigns, Emilia matches wits with Magnus for control of all of Axeoth, encountering over 60 new creatures, five schools of magic, six town types, and more than 180 artifacts.

Developed by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company, Heroes IV is the latest game in the best-selling Might and Magic line. Selling more than 4.5 million units worldwide and translated into over a dozen languages, the Might and Magic series is a proven success.

Contraband Entertainment is currently porting the game to the Macintosh. The 3D0 Company is taking pre-orders for the Macintosh version through their web site. Here are the preliminary System Requirements:
  • MacOS 9.x or greater, 10.1 or greater
  • Power Macintosh G3 350 MHz or Greater
  • 192 MB RAM
  • 4X Speed CD-ROM Drive
  • 800x600 video display (thousands of colors)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Internet connection required for Network Play. Player solely responsible for all internet related fees and charges.
  • To learn more about Heroes of Might & Magic IV, be sure to check out our first look preview of the game. We'll be posting an extensive preview of the game based on a recent beta soon.

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