Developer(s) - Nival Interactive,Freeverse - Software (Mac OS X)
Publisher(s) - Ubisoft
Writer(s) - Jeff Spock
Composer(s) - Paul Romero, Rob King
Engine - Heavily modified form of the Silent Storm Engine
Platform(s) - Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release date(s) - May 16, 2006 (Europe, Russia), May 24, 2006 (United States, Canada), June 8, 2006 (Poland)
Genre(s) - Turn-based strategy, role-playing game
Mode(s) - Single-player, single-system multiplayer, and network play
Heroes of Might and Magic V (sometimes referred to as Heroes V or HoMM5) is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic turn-based strategy video game series. It was developed by Nival Interactive, under the guidance of franchise-owner Ubisoft. It was released in Europe on May 16 and the United States and Canada on May 24, 2006.
Hammers of Fate
The first Heroes V expansion pack, called Hammers of Fate, was released on November 17, 2006 in Europe and November 24, 2006 in North America. It includes a new race, the Dwarves, who have exclusive access to a new kind of magic, known as Rune Magic. Other features include the much-awaited random map generator and the return of the Heroes IV caravans. This expansion pack requires the full version of Heroes of Might and Magic V to play.
Tribes of the East
The stand-alone second expansion pack is called HOMMV: The Tribes of the East and was released on October 12, 2007 in Europe and on October 19, 2007 in North America. Tribes of the East includes the new Stronghold faction, alternate upgrades for all units currently in the game (bringing the total number of creatures to over 180), as well as new artifacts and spells.