Ubisoft Announces Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

New Might & Magic game to be powered by Source? Engine from Valve.

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Today Ubisoft, one of the world?s largest video game publishers, announces the development of Dark Messiah of Might & Magic®, a new first-person action game for the PC, powered by an enhanced version of the Source? Engine, the award-winning game technology Valve created to power Half-Life®2.

Developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind the critically acclaimed Arx Fatalis game, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic® puts players in a first-person perspective, allowing them to immerse themselves in the legendary Might and Magic® universe as never before. It is also the world?s first fantasy action game to feature a complete first-person combat system. It takes full advantage of the Source? Engine?s exceptional technological enhancements in areas such as character animation, advanced AI, real-world physics and shader-based rendering.

Ubisoft acquired the Might and Magic® brand in 2003 and Dark Messiah of Might & Magic® is the second title Ubisoft will be launching as it restores this famed franchise to glory. Dark Messiah of Might & Magic® is scheduled for a summer 2006 release and will be shown for the first time at the Games Convention in Germany on August 17, 2005.