Some amazing news today from Ubisoft with the announcement of an online ‘browser based’ version of ‘Heroes of Might and Magic’ to be released in 2008.

From their press release…

Ubisoft To Launch Web-Based Video Game In The Heroes Of Might And Magic® Universe

Heroes of Might and Magic® Kingdoms to Hit the Web in Spring 08

LONDON, UK -13th December, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that Heroes of Might and Magic® Kingdoms , a new Web-based game in the critically-acclaimed Heroes of Might and Magic series is being developed for a Spring 2008 worldwide launch.

Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms is a strategy game set in a persistent version of the heroic-fantasy world of Heroes of Might and Magic. Thousands of players will be able to rule their virtual kingdoms, lead gigantic armies against each other, master the trades or create legendary heroes. The game requires no download or installation, only an Internet connection. In addition, players can play at their own pace; from 10 minutes to multiple-hour sessions.

“This is a new type of game for Ubisoft, one that allows you to jump into a rich and complex universe just with your Web browser,” said Serge Hascoët, Chief Creative Officer. “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.”

An exclusive key for the beta test is hidden in the Heroes of Might and Magic Complete Edition that releases today, you can also register on http://www.hommkingdoms.com.

For a preview (and as per the above release, to register) head on over to www.hommkingdoms.com.

This is definitely something I’ll be looking forward to on the gaming front moving into 2008.

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