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The venerable Might and Magic series is far from its glory days at this point. However, it's still showing some signs of life as evidenced by the recent announcement of Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos, a tactical RPG for Android and iOS devices. Featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes, the game is said to follow the events of Heroes of Might and Magic III, one of the most beloved entries in the series.
Listed as “coming soon,” Era of Chaos is currently open for pre-registrations. Those who do so, will get an exclusive hero skin and a legendary pack of in-game goodies. And perhaps the most interesting thing about this announcement, is the fact that the game will be taking place of Enroth, the world you may remember from the earlier Heroes of Might and Magic games. Whether this is some one-time deal or a sign of things to come is unclear at this point, so for now, here's a trailer for Era of Chaos:
And a press release with additional details:
SAN FRANCISCO — October 31, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that pre-registrations are now open for its upcoming free-to-play game Might & Magic® Heroes®: Era of Chaos. Creating an experience built from the ground up for mobile, Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos invites players to build an army of iconic heroes and units from the franchise, all recreated in a distinctive art style. Players control their forces in a new tactical RPG experience to take on a variety of both single-player and multiplayer modes, including a campaign that takes them through the events of fan-favorite classic, Heroes of Might & Magic® III. Players can pre-register to receive an exclusive hero skin, Pirate Catherine, and a Legendary Pack when the game launches.
Following the story of Heroes of Might & Magic III, the campaign in Might & Magic® Heroes®. Era of Chaos takes players back to the land of Erathia. After the disappearance of King Roland Ironfist of Enroth, his wife, Queen Catherine, is left to rule alone. Meanwhile, her father, King Gryphonheart of Erathia, is assassinated. Without their beloved King, the kingdom of Erathia falls to the dark forces. Queen Catherine returns home to Erathia seeking to rally the people of her homeland and lead them against the evil that has ravaged their nation.
The campaign is just one of nine different game modes where would-be-generals can test their mettle in Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos. Single-player PvE modes include Campaign, Special Modes and Underground additional levels. In addition, multiplayer and guild modes will have players working together and competing with each other’s around the globe.
The strategic gameplay demands close analysis of the battlefield and careful troop placement before deployment. Once engaged, troops automatically follow their behaviors, but players can still instantly turn the tide of battle using heroes. As players progress, new heroes join the fight. From the half-human, half-genie Yog to the barbarian Shiva, series fans get to collect and enjoy their favorite characters in the gorgeous and detailed new art style, while also using their new abilities to gain an advantage in tense combat.
Players can pre-register for now on the game’s official site to get the Pirate Catherine skin and a Legendary Pack of loot when the game launches by the end of the year.