SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 17, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today proudly unveiled details and the first look at gameplay from Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, the new first-person action game, at the Games Convention in Germany.
In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will discover a new breed of action game, set in the Might & Magic universe. Players encounter ferocious combat within a dark and expansive fantasy environment.
“Dark Messiah of Might & Magic brings a new genre to gaming,” says Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. “Never before has the world seen a first-person action game set in a fantasy universe as compelling as the Might & Magic world. Not only will fans of the Might & Magic franchise be amazed by the direction we have gone with the game, but fans of the action genre will be blown away by the power of the Source Engine from Valve used in such an incredible and fantastical setting. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic will become the master of both worlds.”
Powered by an enhanced version of the award-winning Source Engine created by Valve to power its Half-Life 2 video game, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic will allow players to immerse themselves in an environment that responds and envelops them like never before, thanks to the Source Engine’s exceptional technological enhancements in areas such as character animation, advanced AI, real-world physics and shader-based rendering.
About Dark Messiah of Might and Magic:
In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.
Players will embody the young hero Sareth, who has been trained in the arts of magic and war in order to battle the prophetic Dark Messiah. Players will have the choice to become expert warriors, mages or assassins, each with their own cache of devastating weapons and spells to use in battling huge and vicious enemies. Through combat, players will unlock new skills and equipment, advancing Sareth’s experience and improving his performance, battle combos, hits, spells and techniques and setting his course for his destiny.
Developed by the heroic fantasy experts at Arkane Studios (Arx Fatalis), Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is scheduled on PC worldwide in 2006. For more information, visit www.mightandmagic.com/us/darkmessiah/teaser/.