It's back, the next installment of the Might and Magic franchise. If I knew anything beyond the fact that Might and Magic as a franchise was turned based, a card game and something that old men play in Games Workshop then I'd have something witty to say before leading you into the trailer and press release.

However I know nothing apart from the fact that the person I live with LOVES the games currently on Xbox Live Arcade. I'm sure he'll be tuning in to the Might & Magic Heroes Online Beta.... take a moment, watch the trailer, I may actually dive in to this one, I miss stories where flights of fantasy take centre stage.

It's time to pop on some armour and get nasty!

MIGHT & MAGIC®: HEROES ONLINE UNVEILS ITS UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE
Fans of the franchise get a first look at the tactical turn-based battle system 

Ubisoft showcased the first gameplay trailer for its brand new Role-Playing Game Might & Magic® Heroes Online. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte and Related Designs, Might & Magic ® Heroes Online combines the popular gameplay elements of the Heroes franchise with brand new features suited to a persistent browser game.

Based on the acclaimed franchise known the world over, players can now experience the strategy, simulation and highly-detailed animation and graphics that are hallmarks of the Might & Magic universe. Choice is always at the heart of this experience. Indeed, right from the start, players will be able to choose their hero from two of the most famous factions: Haven and Necropolis. They will then venture out into the realms of Ashan, where they will control their powerful hero and his armies as they travel from the glorious temples of Elrath to the undead lands of Nar-Heresh. Exploration will be a major part of the gaming experience as players will embark on long-lasting and immersive journeys within the fantasy Might & Magic universe.

For more information about Might & Magic® Heroes Online please visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages, and also have a look at the brand new DevBlog (http://blog.heroes-online.com) where players will have a better inside view of Might & Magic® Heroes Online’ development.

To join the upcoming closed beta, please visit and pre-register on the official website: www.heroes-online.com