The world of Axeoth seems to be in grave peril. The region of Chedian is threatened by an invasion of the Beldonian Horde, led by the warlord Tamur Leng. A party of rangers from Ravensford are shipwrecked on the Isle of Ashes, where they encounter a mysterious troll who announces to them that their fate lies in liberating Chedian and opposing the Beldonian leader.
The ninth installment of the Might and Magic series takes place in a different world, following the destruction of the planet Enroth, which served as a setting for the three previous games. Plot-wise, it is not directly connected to its predecessors. The game uses a different 3D engine and is generally less open-ended than the preceding installments. As opposed to its immediate predecessor
, it features a traditional party creation system with four races to choose from: human, elf, dwarf, and half-orc. There are only two character classes available during character creation: Fighter or Initiate. Both can, however, be promoted to other, more powerful classes during the course of the game.
- "魔法門九" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
- "Меч и Магия IX" -- Russian spelling
- "MM9" -- Informal abbreviation
- "Might and Magic IX: Writ of Fate" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
The Press Says
||9 out of 10
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
||May 14, 2002
||84 out of 100
|PC Games (Germany)
||May 21, 2002
||70 out of 100
||Apr 20, 2002
||6.5 out of 10
||May 10, 2002
||13 out of 20
||May 06, 2002
||60 out of 100
|Game Over Online
||May 03, 2002
||60 out of 100
||50 out of 100
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)
||Apr 04, 2002
||15 out of 100
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According to a development team member, this was the first Might and Magic
title where New World Computing
had a deadline forced upon them by 3DO
Might and Magic IX
has the weakest connection to the Might and Magic universe
. For the first time in the series, there is no mention of the Ancients, and the only connection to the previous games is a single character who appeared in Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven
This is the first game in the Might and Magic
series that does not have a sub-title. All previous games had one (from "Secret of the Inner Sanctum" for MM1
to "Day of the Destroyer" for MM8
). Among the fan base, the game is called "Writ of Fate".
The subtitle "Writ of Fate" first appeared in a story by Norwegian website gibme.com
. This story revealed the existence of Might and Magic IX before there was an official announcement. When asked for comment
, a 3DO representative stated that the details mentioned in the article were subject to change, and specifically denied that "Writ of Fate" was the title. It is unknown whether "Writ of Fate" was a working title, but no officially released material from 3DO/New World Computing has ever used it.
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Steve Hall (322)
on Apr 06, 2002.