3do Announces Crusaders of Might and Magic for PSX
One of the most popular PC RPG series, Might and Magic, will finally make
its way to the console market, in the form of an Action RPG, Crusaders of
Might and Magic. In this incarnation, 3do is attempting to merge the RPG
and 3D Action genres.|
"The Crusaders of Might and Magic game is sure to deliver terrific action
gameplay set in the wondrous Might and Magic universe. We're really focusing
on tuning the best elements of the 3-D action and role playing categories,"
Trip Hawkins, chairman and CEO of The 3DO Company, stated. "As a real-time 3-D
fantasy game, Crusaders of Might and Magic will provide fans of both fantasy
and action games with epic role-playing and action-packed heroism, though with
less emphasis on conversations and other 'slow' interactions. Crusaders of
Might and Magic will be a fun and exciting game worthy of the five 'Game of the
Year' predecessors bearing the Might and Magic label. The Crusaders of Might
and Magic game is designed from the ground up to appeal to the mass-market
action game player, the largest single market segment today."
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Crusaders of Might and Magic will feature a variety of wide open playing fields,
and tight atmospheric corridors. The game is designed to encourage a large
amount of exploration of the environment, and players will be allowed to
revisit battle fields after they have completed the initial battle. Battles
will be a combination of exciting hand-to-hand combat, as well as "awe-inspiring"
spells. Other special effects include gravity effects, dynamic lighting, and
digitized sound and voice effects. Crusaders also includes the widest
selection of weapons available in the genre.
Characters, monsters, and all other objects will be fully rendered 3D models,
displayed in real-time at over 30 frames per second. Locations include
medieval fortifications, lush forest, desert canyons, icy caverns, and high
tech ruins of the real of Ardon.