Dark Messiah Announced

Ubisoft has just put out the quick little PR announcing Dark Messiah of Might & Magic. The new title will be using the Valve Software Source engine technology as a base and is in development at Arkane Studios. They are shooting for a release next summer. Think it will show up on Steam?

New Might & Magic game to be powered by Source™ Engine from Valve
SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 4, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces the development of Dark Messiah™ of Might & Magic, a new first-person action game for the PC, powered by an enhanced version of the Source™ Engine, the award-winning game technology Valve created to power Half-Life 2.

Developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind the critically acclaimed Arx Fatalis game, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic puts players in a first-person perspective, allowing them to immerse themselves in the legendary Might and Magic universe as never before. It is also the world’s first fantasy action game to feature a complete first-person combat system. It takes full advantage of the Source™ Engine’s exceptional technological enhancements in areas such as character animation, advanced AI, real-world physics and shader-based rendering.

Ubisoft acquired the Might and Magic brand in 2003, and Dark Messiah of Might & Magic is the second title Ubisoft will be launching as it restores this famed franchise to glory. Dark Messiah of Might & Magic is scheduled for a summer 2006 release and will be shown for the first time at the Games Convention in Germany on August 17, 2005.

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    August 4, 2005 11:41 AM

    I guess Arx Fatalis 2 is now cancelled.

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      August 4, 2005 11:46 AM

      Or perhaps it was merged... something like Seadogs 2 (I think that was the name) was merged to "Pirates of the Caribbean") ... although I know nothing about Might & Magic stuff.. just talking out of my arse

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        August 4, 2005 12:21 PM

        Star Fox Adventures and SMB2 also stand out as notable examples of the merging concept.

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