- Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War
Publisher: The 3DO Company
Details: Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War was released in February 25, 2003 and is the second and final expansion for Heroes of Might and Magic IV. It is also the final entry in the Heroes of Might and Magic IV released by New World Computing before their closure later that year. In each of the six campaigns you take the role of a leader of a country who, for various reasons, has set their eye on the Life kingdom of Channon and wants to conquer the capital city of Rylos for their own. Spazz Maticus the Witch King (Chaos), Mongo the Barbarian (Might), Mysterio the Magnificent the Battle Mage (Order), Erutan Revol the Beastmaster (Nature), and Baron Von Tarkin the Dark Lord (Death). Winds of War adds several enhancements to the map editor the biggest of which are customizable object paintbrushes, cut/copy/paste of objects and text, find object, and others. New World Computing included 27 maps as well as 20 maps made by those who won the NWC sponsored Map contest. Three new creatures were introduced each of which has a new ability; catapult for Life which has the "Siege Capable" and "Greek Fire" abilities, frenzied gnasher for Might which has 100% magic resistance and is also berserked, and the megadragon for Chaos has the "Arc Breath Attack" and is 50% magic resistant. The Siege Capable ability combines the Long Range and No Obstacle Penalties, Greek Fire allows ranged attacks to strike all targets, friendly or hostile near the target, with deadly fire, and the Arc Breath Attack allows it to attack with a blast of fire that may also harm creatures behind an enemy target. Finally, there are six new creature generators which allows the hiring of the new creatures introduces in both expansions except for the Megadragon.