GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the Heroes of Might and Magic
series is going to be re-imagined as a browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online game
. Due out in the Spring of next year from Ubisoft, Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms
will allow players to lead huge armies against each other, while also developing heroic characters. This is essentially the gameplay seen in the traditional PC games, though assumably it will be set in a persistent environment.
The game will be browser-based, meaning no download or installation will be required, and play sessions can last anything between a few minutes to several hours, depending on the player's own preference. The publisher's chief creative officer, Serge Hascoet, commented: "Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms will open a wide door to the Might and Magic universe, allowing players to immerse themselves within it unlike ever before."
There's no word on what kind of fee, if any, will be leveled for the game service.