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Dark Messiah: Might and Magic (Windows)

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Trivia

Development

This is the second Might & Magic since Ubisoft acquired the license to the universe. The singleplayer part of Dark Messiah was developed by Arkane Studios. Kuju Entertainment Ltd. was responsible for the multiplayer mode.

German version

In the German version some blood effects were removed: when executing an enemy which lies on the ground, in cutscenes and during a special move against the enemy's stomach in adrenaline mode. Also removed were cut off limbs, enemies die instantly instead of slowly burning to death when using fire, and interactions with corpses (using weapons, burning, throwing). A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Setting

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic takes place in Ashan, the Might & Magic world created by Ubisoft. It replaced the old Might & Magic universe, which consisted of many different worlds and was used by New World Computing until its dissolution. According to Ubisoft, it was done because the old continuity became hard to manage, and to avoid confusing newcomers.

In contrast with the old universe, which incorporated science fiction elements, Ashan is a pure fantasy world. The first game it was featured in was Heroes of Might and Magic V.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 01, 2007 - Best PC Action Game in 2006
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – #2 Best Action Game in 2006
    • Issue 03/2007 – Best Action Game in 2006 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Mark Ennis.

Contributed by Sciere (271025) on May 01, 2007. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (116414)]. -- edit trivia