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DescriptionReceiving news of her father's death, Catherine Ironfist, Queen of Enroth, sails for Erathia to attend her father's funeral. Fearing the worst, she assembles a military fleet as her escort. Arriving on the coast of Erathia, Catherine finds an allied wizard's tower, devastated from battle and abandoned. There she learns Erathia is falling to its enemies. Mustering local armies, Catherine marches to Erathia's capitol, restoring lost land along the way. Rescuing Erathia's besieged capitol, Catherine learns her father was poisoned with a goblet of wine. Setting herself up as queen, Catherine goes to war to restore Erathia's borders and discover her father's murderer. In the course of war, in an attempt to counter Catherine's recent successes, her enemies resurrect her buried father as an undead lich and make him general of their armies. Fighting her dead father's undead armies on the battlefield, Catherine continues her murder investigation and learns one of her most trusted generals was responsible. At the war'sconclusion, Catherine and her armies surround the last standing. Battling to the throne room, Catherine and her generals come face-to-face with Erathia's former king, now their undead enemy. From her assembled generals, Catherine points out the traitor. The undead king attacks and kills his murderer as Erathia's allied generals stand by and watch. Hunched over the dead body of his killer, the lich turns to the woman he named Catherine and once called daughter. Using a spell book, Catherine summons a lightning bolt from the sky and destroys her undead father. Sitting to the throne of her vanquished enemy, Catherine speaks, "Rest in peace father."
Better graphic, more colors, amazing animations, louder music, and same controls. The battle for lands continues, with different story and more units, spells and characters to use.
- "魔法门之英雄无敌III：埃拉西亚的光复" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "魔法門英雄無敵3 (主程式)" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
- "Герои Меча И Магии III: Возрождение Эрафии" -- Russian spelling
- "HOMM 3" -- Common abbreviation
- "Heroes of Might and Magic III: A Restauração de Erathia" -- Brazilian title
- "Heroes 3" -- Informal name
Part of the Following Groups
- Fantasy Creatures: Dragons
- Fantasy Creatures: Dwarves
- Fantasy Creatures: Elves
- Fantasy Creatures: Goblins
- Fantasy Creatures: Orcs
- Fantasy Creatures: Unicorns
- Games that include map/level editor
- Games with randomly generated environments
- Heroes of Might and Magic series
- Middleware: SDL
- Might and Magic universe
- Protagonist: Female
- White Label releases
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Mar 17, 1999||100|
|PC Jeux||Jun, 1999||90 out of 100||90|
|Svenska PC Gamer||Apr, 1999||90 out of 100||90|
|Secret Service / New S Service||Apr, 1999||9 out of 10||90|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Jun 30, 2006||18 out of 20||90|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jul, 1999||90|
|Power Play||May, 1998||87 out of 100||87|
|Power Unlimited||May, 1999||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Gamezilla||Jul 26, 1999||85 out of 100||85|
|Génération 4||Jun, 1999||83|
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MythologyHeroes of Might and Magic III made a complete major screw-up in Greek Mythology. This refers particularly to: the Gorgon and the Medusa.
In Heroes, the Gorgon is a fire breathing/death staring Bull from the swamps. In Greek mythology, the only creatures that closely fits this description are the Khalkotauroi. The Khalkotauroi were a pair of fire-breathing bulls forged from bronze by the Smith God Hephaistos as a gift for Aeetes, King of Kolkhis. These bulls were later killed by famous Greek hero Jason, in his quest for the Golden Fleece.
Now the Gorgon in Greek Mythology actually refered to a race known in Heroes as the Medusa. Gorgons are a race of vile creatures that had hair of live snakes, necks covered with scales, they have tusks similiar to of a boar, golden hands and bronze wings. Oh, and they're famous trade mark: anyone looking at them would be turned to stone (due to their extreme ugliness).
Initially there are 3 known Gorgons (other sources say there were more): Stheno, Euryale and their most famous sister: Medusa. Medusa was later killed by the Greek hero - Perseus.
Related Web Sites
- Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (official website)
- Celestial Heavens (Tons of informations and dozens of maps & campaigns)
- International Web Site (International Web Site)
- Torre de Marfil (Spanish fansite of the saga)
MAT (220335) added Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (Windows) on May 25, 2000
Credits (67 people)
62 developers, 5 thanks
George Almond, Jeff Bigman, Rebecca Riel, Brian DeMetz, John E. Gibson IV, Louis Henderson, Tracy Iwata, Steve Jasper, Brian S. Kemper, April Lee, Bonita Long‑Hemsath