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Might & Magic II: Gate To Another World / Might and Magic: Book Two
Game Code: MG (PAL version) / MV (Japanese version) Genre: RPG / First Person
US Title: Not released in the USA US Publisher:
Japan Title: Might and Magic: Book Two Japan Publisher: LOZC
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana: マイト・アンド・マジック BOOK 2
European Title: Might & Magic II: Gate To Another World Europe Publisher: Elite
Developer: Iguana Entertainment (European version) / New World Computing, Starcraft (Japanese version) Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: Battery

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Might & Magic II came out in both Japan and Europe, but the planned US version was cancelled. The Japanese and PAL releases are completely different games.

By: Evan G
Last updated: April 29, 2014

This game was released in Japan and in PAL regions, but it was not released in North America. The Japanese and PAL versions are actually two completely different games, no doubt to cater to each market.

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PAL title screenJapanese title screen
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PAL exploration screenJapanese exploration screen
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PAL battle screenJapanese battle screen

The North American version was to be released in 1992. The game was mentioned in the August 1991 issue of Gamepro. Box art for the North American version exists, indicating that it was likely close to release. It was shown at the Winter 1992 CES, and a promo flyer was produced. For whatever reason, American Sammy was developing both the second and third titles simultaneously. The game was also previewed in the May 1992 issue of Gamepro. Obviously the North American version would have been almost the same as the PAL version.

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North American box art, originally from Half.com
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Mention of the game in the August 1991 issue of Gamepro. Scan courtesy of Retromags.
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Listing in the April 1992 issue of Gamepro. Scan courtesy of Retromags.
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Flyer handed out at a 1992 CES event.
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Preview in the May 1992 issue of Gamepro.


Prototypes

Region Cart/PCB scan Dump Status State of Completion Source Notes Details
PAL yes undumped unknown Ebay auction link

Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Japan SHVC-MV regular release scan needed
PAL SNSP-MG-UKV United Kingdom release scan needed
PAL SNSP-MG-NOE/SFRG German release (German language) scan needed

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