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Heroes of Might and Magic 3 returns in HD Jan. 29 (update)

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Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition is headed to Android, iOS and Windows PC Jan. 29, publisher Ubisoft's U.K. division announced this week.

Developer New World Computing originally released Heroes of Might and Magic 3: The Restoration of Erathia in 1999. The PC turn-based strategy game tasks players with commanding armies and fighting to gain experience. In addition to the graphical upgrade, Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition will include the original campaign scenarios, 48 maps for skirmishes and support for local multiplayer. The Windows PC version will also include a map editor.

"Community is at the core of the Might & Magic series, and we wanted to thank their everlasting support by bringing back the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist," said Erwan le Breton, Might & Magic creative director. "We wanted to keep the heart of what made Heroes 3 one of the most renowned titles of the series while providing an enhanced visual experience and offering the possibility to also play the game on tablets."

The remake will be developed by DotEmu, a studio that specializes in remaking classic games. Its catalog includes The 7th Guest, Double Dragon Trilogy and Out of this World.

Ubisoft revealed the next game in the series, Might and Magic Heroes 7 in August 2013. It's headed to Windows PC in 2015.

We've contacted Ubisoft for information on the U.S. release date of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition and will update this article with more information as we receive it.

Update: A representative for Ubisoft confirmed to Polygon that Heroes of Might and Magic 3 HD Edition will launch the same day and on the same platforms in North America.