|Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen|
Boxshot depicting Lord Xeen and his pet.
|Developer||New World Computing|
|Publisher||New World Computing|
|Designed by||Jon Van Caneghem|
|Series||[[Might and Magic RPGs]]|
|Genre||Turn-based roleplaying game|
|Format||MS-DOS (original release)|
Mac OS, NEC PC-9801
|Previous game||[[Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (1991)]]|
|Next game||[[Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen (1994)]]|
Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen is the fourth installment in the Might and Magic series.
MMIV focuses on the events that had occurred after Might and Magic III. Trouble is stirring on the Nacelle world of Xeen. A mysterious villain by the name of Lord Xeen has claimed ownership of the land and is unleashing havoc throughout the Nacelle. A new band of adventurers must be formed to stop him and save the Land of Xeen.
MMIV uses a game engine based on that used by Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra, and the gameplay is almost identical. More emphasis is placed on cutscenes than in the earlier game, perhaps due to the availability of larger hard drives.
Might and Magic IV and V combine together to make "World of Xeen".
Might and Magic IV and V were some of the very first games to come out on CD. They are also the first games to come out where every character will 'speak' to you via sound that is recorded on the CDs. (It plays the CD back at specific tracks, seeking to the proper min:second of the track).
|The Might and Magic series|
|Might and Magic RPGs||I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X|
|Heroes||I - II (The Price of Loyalty - Desecrated Lands) - III (Armageddon's Blade - The Shadow of Death) - IV (The Gathering Storm - Winds of War) - V (Hammers of Fate - Tribes of the East) - VI (Pirates of the Savage Sea - Danse Macabre - Shades of Darkness)|
|King's Bounty||King's Bounty - Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff - The Legend (Armored Princess - Crossworlds)|
|Ardon series||Crusaders of Might and Magic - Warriors of Might and Magic - Shifters|
|Related titles and spinoffs||Arcomage - Heroes Chronicles - Legends of Might and Magic - Dragon Rage - Mobile (II) - Dark Messiah - Clash of Heroes - Heroes Kingdoms - Heroes Online|
|Novels||The Dreamwright - The Shadowsmith - The Sea of Mist|
|Cancelled installments||New World Computing's Heroes V - Might and Magic Online - The Worldcrafter - New World Computing's Might and Magic X - Kingdoms of Might and Magic|