publisher : Ubisoft
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / hotseat
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition is a remastered release of one of the most popular turn-based strategy games of all time by New World Computing. The re-edition was developed by a French studio, DotEmu, which was commissioned by Ubisoft. The aim of this was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series and 15th anniversary of its third installment. HD Edition was released on PCs and mobile devices with Android and iOS.
Gameplay wise, HD Edition is practically identical to the original. We still explore magical lands, control heroes leading entire armies into battle, gather resources, collect artifacts, learn spells, develop our skills, and – first and foremost – conquer and expand cities to win over the enemy. The remastered version only includes Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia without the Armageddon’s Blade and The Shadow of Death expansions, therefore we have 7 campaigns, skirmish mode and a map editor. There is still the multiplayer mode with both hotseat and Steam-supported online play.
The only visible and pretty cosmetic change is the visual side of the game. The game supports higher resolutions and introduces sharper textures so the overall visual experience is better.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 GT/Radeon HD 3870 or better, Widnows 7(SP1)/8/8.1
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon HD 2900 or better, Widnows 7(SP1)/8/8.1
Requirements (iOS): iPad