Warlords 4 screens #3

Infinite Interactive has released 4 new screenshots of Warlords 4: Heroes of Etheria, showcasing their upcoming turn-based fantasy strategy game. The next chapter in the "Blood of Heroes" story and some artwork are also available on Infinitive Interactive's website. Warlords 4 will be published by Ubi Soft in Winter 2003.
Warlords IV is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming. The game focuses on your Hero, who plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of your military and economic efforts. Warlords IV is set in the troubled land of Etheria. Old foes such as Dwarves, Elves and Orcs have resumed their ancient hostilities and the Undead legions of Lord Bane have returned. The Sirians continue their quest for dominance, and the unquiet whispers speak of the Volturnans, a race even more evil than the Undead. The Heroes of Warlords IV show their mastery of sword and sorcery in the tactical combat system. Casting spells, smiting foes or boosting morale of shaken troops, Heroes can turn the tide of battle. Players grow and develop heroes from battle to battle, gaining in abilities and skills, and accumulating magic items and treasures. Key Features: • STS: Speed Tactical System : Innovative new combat resolution system which greatly speeds up combat and allows unit control of traditional tactical combat systems without the micromanagement of movement of units and terrain effects. • Terrain: All new lush 3D rendered heightmapped terrain. Dozens of terrain and animation effects. • Persistent Heroes: Your hero improves after every battle, and the same hero can be used in campaign, skirmish or multiplayer. There are a huge number of development options for a hero. • Enhanced Computer AI: The proprietary AI gives you unparalleled and incredibly cunning opponents. • A New Campaign: Choose any hero and any side to battle over the whole of Etheria with our new open-ended, dynamic, non-linear Campaign. Fight duels, beat off invasions, capture territory and use your hard-won cash to purchase powerful magical artifacts. • Unique Multiplayer Features: STS combat will allow faster gameplay for both allied play and free-for-all (up to 8 players) over the Internet. • Ten Different Sides: Ten unique sides all feature their own tech: trees, buildings, units, and playing styles. • Spells: Automated combat casting and high quality graphical effects. • Almost 120 Different Units: That’s a huge number of fantasy creatures and Heroes for a strategy game. • CD Quality Orchestral Score: Almost half an hour of original Celtic/orchestral music provides a soundtrack to your epic accomplishments. • Victory Conditions: The game offers a wide variety of victory conditions and scripted victory events in both single and multiplayer.