Heroes of Might & Magic III is getting an HD makeover and launches next month | PCGamesN

Heroes of Might & Magic III is getting an HD makeover and launches next month

Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition

I was grounded several times thanks to Heroes of Might & Magic III as a wayward youth. I could hardly be blamed for ignoring trigonometry or yet another bloody Shakespeare play when such a monumentally addictive strategy game was just sitting their, in my PC. But now, almost 30, I’m gleefully anticipating spending however much time I want with the recently announced HD remake.

Fifteen years after it first came out, HoMM 3 is getting a new coat of paint and Steamworks support. Along with the PC release, you’ll be able to grab it on tablet if fighting fantastical turn-based battles is the sort of thing you long for when stuck on the bus or sprawled on the sofa. 

Slap your eyes on this video of a hydra getting a makeover, because why not. 

The HD remake is keeping the original game in tact, and even the new art simply serves to make everything sharper and more detailed, rather than a complete overhaul, style and all. 

Lamentably, this is just the core game, and neither of the expansions are getting their own upgrade. 

You’ll be able to get your grubby mitts on Heroes of Might & Magic III on January 29th.

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Tovias Avatar
3 Years ago

My only memories of HOMM3 is too many skeletons

Stinkflipper Incarnate Avatar

HOMM 2 was my favourite.

Still, cool. I probably will get this at some point, but I'm not really in a rush since I've got all the originals on GOG anyway. Just need to quit my job now so I can play some of the things I've bought.

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3 Years ago

While the idea of a facelift for HOMM3 is awesome, hearing that it does not include the expansions seems a bit silly... Is this going to be a $20 for art + $10 for expansions if it sells reasonably?

One of my all-time favorite games and glad they are not going to try and redo the game (which would probably mean breaking the AI), just a bit disappointed that the expansions are not part of the plan.

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3 Years ago

Got excited by the headline but disappointed by the lack of the expansions.. Yes this is a neat little update for a great game but I just don't see it being worth it over the original modded.

This is a clear cashgrab by ubisoft because they can't make any new games so they are just taking old ideas that are great and remaking them. No wonder remakes are so popular AAA along with Hollywood have no new original ideas and are just going back to old ideas and reusing them and giving them an update. Really sad to see.