Might & Magic X Legacy announced

Ubisoft has released a few assorted Might & Magic games since it bought the series from the defunct 3DO in 2003, but the core RPG series that started the whole lot was left fallow. It's back now, though. Ubisoft today announced Might & Magic X Legacy and yes, it's still first-person and turn-based.

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Ubisoft has released a few assorted Might & Magic games since it bought the series from the defunct 3DO in 2003, but the core RPG series that started the whole lot was left fallow. It's back now, though. Ubisoft today announced Might & Magic X Legacy and yes, it's still first-person and turn-based.

Might & Magic X will give you a party of four to adventure around with, battling monsters, delving into dungeons, plundering treasure, disarming traps, and all that classic RPG jazz.

The story follows on from events in Might & Magic Heroes VI, from the turn-based strategy side-series previously known as Heroes of Might & Magic. The city of Karthal is in political turmoil, or somesuch, and apparently "Your actions will determine the fate of the city."

The game will be on show at PAX East this weekend, so hopefully we'll learn more. Trailer!

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    March 21, 2013 10:22 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Might & Magic X Legacy announced.

    Ubisoft has released a few assorted Might & Magic games since it bought the series from the defunct 3DO in 2003, but the core RPG series which started the whole lot was left fallow. It's back now, though. Ubisoft today announced Might & Magic X Legacy and yes, it's still first-person and turn-based.

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      March 21, 2013 10:51 AM

      If it's just like Xeen then I am excite.

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      March 21, 2013 11:21 AM

      Day 1 for me!

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      March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

      Aww, yeah. I'm giving Legend of Grimrock credit for this!

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      March 21, 2013 11:29 AM

      I would say it's a day 1 for me but with ubisoft... Whats the DRM like?

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        March 21, 2013 12:20 PM

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          March 21, 2013 12:22 PM

          UPlay is kind of annoying but it wouldn't keep me from playing of their games now that it's no longer always-online DRM.

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          March 21, 2013 2:34 PM

          why is that? What have they done right lately?

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            March 21, 2013 2:36 PM

            This is what my Uplay experience is like when I launch through steam:

            Wait 1 second for uplay to load. Click button. Done. I also keep it in offline mode, I play ALL of my ubi games offline.

            Again, lots of hyperbole trash talking on the internet about uplay. Whatever.

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        March 21, 2013 2:33 PM

        Uplay is fine. The internet is just full of ridiculous hyperbole about ubi DRM, I have literally never had one single issue. Undoubtedly pirates trying to justify what they do through any means. It is zero hassle, click once and i'm playing my game.

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          March 21, 2013 8:00 PM

          I think the hate was justified during Ubi's "always-on" phase, SimCity just reminded us of why that's a terrible idea.

          But yeah, UPlay and Origin aren't really a big deal. Mildly annoying maybe but nothing that's going to stop me from buying the game.

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            March 21, 2013 8:06 PM

            At least Ubi took steps to correct what their playerbase didn't like. Uplay is fine right now IMHO. I can't say the same for GFWL or SecuROM, both of which I generally steer clear from.

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          March 21, 2013 10:02 PM

          There were problems with it when it first came out, for sure.

          But now, it's not bad at all!

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      March 21, 2013 11:36 AM

      Looking forward to this. MM2-5 are among my all-time favorite games.

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      March 21, 2013 11:46 AM

      Nice! So many awesome games coming out in the next few years. Shadowrun, Wasteland, Might and Magic! Good stuff.

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        March 21, 2013 12:11 PM

        Torment: Tides of Numenera. I agree, very good stuff.

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      March 21, 2013 12:10 PM

      Holy shit, I didn't expect Ubisoft to actually make a first person turn based rpg. Awesome

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      March 21, 2013 1:06 PM

      Fantastic! I still have my paper maps from Might and Magic 1 and 2... I've missed the series so much. 9 was an abomination, and 8 was pretty boring, but I'm glad that the series is coming back.

      I agree that the success of Legend of Grimrock helped Ubisoft decide to bring this back. If they're smart, they'll also bring it to mobile devices - turn-based RPGs are well-suited to mobile usage patterns.

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      March 21, 2013 1:08 PM

      I betcha that's Sheltem at the end... I hope they continue the MM1-5 (and Wizardry 6 - 8) tradition of mixing sci-fi in with the fantasy.

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      March 21, 2013 1:14 PM

      Wow. First Heroes Online, and now this. Great to see Ubisoft actually seems to care about the Might and Magic series again!

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      March 21, 2013 1:19 PM

      Ubisoft has been knocking them out of the park of late.

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      March 21, 2013 2:20 PM

      And it appears to be grid-based. Superb. :D

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      March 21, 2013 2:51 PM

      Is this being developed by Limbic Entertainment, developer of such entertainment as Crazy School: Schulverweis! and Gefeuert! Dein letzter Tag?

      I do not think I am excited.

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        March 21, 2013 9:13 PM

        People said the same about Rocksteady, before Arkham Asylum came out.

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      March 21, 2013 2:56 PM

      This is wholly interesting. In a day where sandboxy RPGs that are heavy on conversation wheels and real time combat reign, I wonder how a traditional game with direct lineage to classics like Bard's Tale present. I played them all up to V, and the first Might and Magic game was the first computer game I ever bought. I played that thing relentlessly in all its CGA glory.


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        March 22, 2013 1:26 PM

        Well apparently Legend of Grimrock did very well, so much so that they're making a sequel. It's not turn-based, but the rest of the elements of games like M&M are there. Though it is meant to be a spiritual successor to Eye of the Beholder.

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      March 21, 2013 9:37 PM

      Cant wait to see more!

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      March 22, 2013 3:39 AM

      That looks pretty damn sweet.

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