Heroes of Might and Magic V: Tribes of the East is the second expansion pack to the turn-based strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic V and the first stand-alone expansion pack released for the fifth series. It was developed by Nival Interactive and was released by Ubisoft on October 12, 2007 in Europe and on October 25 in North America and Russia.
Tribes of The East features many previous bugfixes and improvements to the gameplay itself, left undone since the release of Hammers of Fate. Also, new features have been added. The primary attention of the developers has been put on the following game content:
A new faction was added to the game: the Stronghold. Moreover, an additional upgrade was added to all dwellings, which acts as the alternate upgrades of Heroes V. The player is, however, able to choose between the two upgrades whenever a type of concerned creature is being hired. The actual upgrade is also not permanent; a player can choose to change the creature to the other upgrade for a small fee.
Continuing the Hammers of Fate story, three full campaigns linking a single storyline are included. The first involves the Necropolis faction, featuring Arantir (the antagonist from Dark Messiah of Might and Magic). The second focuses on the new Stronghold faction, starring the Orcish leaders Gotai and Kujin. The final campaign is primarily focused around the Academy faction, involving the return of the Wizard Zehir from the base game, along with an alliance of other factions against the demonic Inferno armies. There is also a prologue campaign, consisting of a single mission, that introduces the Orcs.
The combat interface features are redesigned to allow easier access to certain spells, including Rune Magic and Might abilities. New spells have been added with the intent of rebalancing the combat and adding more content to the gameplay. The options for in-game and combat modes have a slight redesign for new settings, such as the creature's health change indicator and life bar span.
Screenshots from the game Heroes of Might and Magic 5: Tribes of the East
System requirements Heroes of Might and Magic 5: Tribes of the East for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later
- 32 MB VRAM minimum
- 512 MB RAM minimum
- 2 GB free hard drive space minimum