Ubisoft plans to bring a truly classic PC game, Heroes of Might & Magic III, to the iPad on January 29. That's when the graphically revamped version of the fantasy turn-based strategy game, Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition, will be released.
First released in 1999, Ubisoft will update the game with new graphics and artwork for HD displays. The new trailer for Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition shows an example of that work as a hydra monster gets redrawn so it looks good on the higher resolution displays. Here's a quick description of the game:
In Heroes III, you control the actions of heroes to complete mission objectives in a variety of conflicts taking place in the mythical land of Erathia. As heroes travel across the land with their armies, they can explore, seek artifacts, and find treasure, as well as lead their armies into battle. Towns can also have armies garrisoned for their defense and act as centers for recruitment, the learning of magic spells, and trading. Towns you conquer become part of your territory. You may develop your towns to provide yourself with offensive, defensive, and logistical advantages.
Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition will have seven campaign scenarios, along with 50 skirmish maps, a local multiplayer mode and a map editor. There's no word on what the price for the iPad version will be like when it is released.