Might & Magic Heroes 7 gathering troops for 2015 siege

Ubisoft announced Might and Magic Heroes 7 this morning, the latest installment in its long-running turn-based strategy series. Details are limited beyond a press release and a new trailer, but Might and Magic X: Legacy studio Limbic Entertainment is confirmed as the developer, as is a 2015 release window for Windows PC "exclusively."

While it's the seventh entry in the series, Heroes 7 is going with a six nation (or faction) army; six different fantasy factions are fighting for power in a civil war that left a broken empire without a ruler, and everyone else fighting to pick up the pieces. On that note, Ubisoft is inviting fans to vote on two of the six factions that'll appear of in the final game, which they can do by joining the online Shadow Council. While the Shadow Council doesn't congregate secretly to plot world domination, Ubisoft says fans can use it to chat and pass comment to devs and "infuence the content of the game." After that, world domination.

Check out the debut trailer below the break.


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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES
MIGHT & MAGIC® HEROES® VII
First look to the newest entry in the acclaimed franchise
at Gamescom
London, UK - August 13, 2014 - Today, Ubisoft announced Might & Magic® Heroes® VII, a
return to the fan-beloved turn based strategy games. Developed by Limbic Entertainment, a team
of devoted Might & Magic fans, Might & Magic® Heroes® VII promises to be the best of the series,
respecting its long-standing tradition and introducing new innovative features to the franchise.
Might & Magic® Heroes® VII will be available exclusively on Windows® PC in 2015.
For 20 years the Might & Magic® Heroes® titles have set a new standard for computer strategy
games. Combining a deep fantasy universe with a complete strategic experience, a rich RPG
progression and a strong story narrative, Might & Magic® Heroes® VII offers players a more
detailed world than ever to explore and conquer, a complex economic system to master and
legendary creatures to face in epic battles.
By joining the Shadow Council, available on the Might & Magic® Heroes® VII website, fans will be
able to share their passion and enrich the game formula with their own contributions. Being part of
the Shadow Council will allow fans to chat with developers, comment, share, interact and influence
the content of the game, each step of the way granting them its own reward. As a remarkable
start, fans will be able to vote for 2 of the 6 factions that will be available in the final game.
The story of Might & Magic® Heroes® VII depicts the civil war that changed the ruling dynasty of
the Holy Empire. The Empress' murder has left an empty throne, a realm in flames and too many
hungry rivals intent on claiming it. The Duke Ivan calls together a prestigious council of six trusted
advisors in search of a viable path for putting an end to this war of succession.
For more information about Might & Magic® Heroes® VII and the Shadow Council, please visit:
www.mmh7.com
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