Might & Magic Heroes VI is now available from Ubisoft, offering Windows PC gamers the chance to revisit this turn-based strategy series with Black Hole Entertainment's reboot that serves as a prequel to Heroes of Might and Magic V. Simultaneous with the release is a "day one" patch with bug fixes as well as five new multiplayer maps, a download which is mirrored on AtomicGamer, Gamer's Hell, and The Patches Scrolls. The release is also accompanied by a huge batch of screenshots and a launch trailer. Here's word on the game:
Today, Ubisoft announced that Might & Magic Heroes VI is now available worldwide. Developed by Black Hole Entertainment, Heroes VI is the prequel to Heroes V and showcases a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war. Might & Magic Heroes VI is rated T for Teen and is available exclusively on Windows PC.
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Might & Magic universe, Heroes VI reboots the acclaimed classic by rediscovering the essence and richness of previous universes and introducing a high-fantasy atmosphere in Ashan. In this updated installment, the landscapes and creatures from the World of Ashan are presented in improved 3D designs and includes an exclusive new bestiary. Also new to the franchise is the Reputation System, which allows Heroes to shape their own destiny through two intriguing scenarios, Blood and Tears.
Heroes VI is available as a PC Download for $49.99. A Deluxe Edition is also available for $54.99. This bonus edition of Heroes VI contains exclusive content including one bonus single player Skirmish map, four Dynasty Heroes, two Dynasty weapons, a one month subscription to Might & Magic Heroes Kingdoms, game soundtrack, artbook and poster.
Terrible. I bought every iteration and most of the expansions for HOMM 1-5, and I was looking forward to this one. But denying content if I'm not online and connected to their tracking system is just not OK with me. No sale. If this is the way PC gaming is going, then I guess I'm done buying games.