Maybe in the development diary they gave as some clues about the factions that will be in hte game.
The more obvious aspect is that we are still in ââ¬Åhigh fantasyââ¬Â world, ripe with valiant Human knights in shining armor, mysterious Elves lurking in the woods, savage Orc tribes raiding the frontiers, Undead armies gathering in the dark of the night, and all that good stuff.
So he says that ont he MM universe they will have Orcs,Elves and undead for sure, now the question is if its gfoing to be in this heroes or on the MM games.
Then, we decided to keep the Factions that made the Heroes line so popular. By ââ¬Åfactionââ¬Â, we mean the city / nation / race coalitions known to Heroes fans as Haven, Inferno, Academy, Dungeon, Stronghold, etc. Many of them will be back, some with a familiar aspect and ââ¬Åphilosophyââ¬Â, others with a bunch of surprises up their sleeves!
Here he gives us another options and I really think that they will be on the MM universe at least.
Now obviusy we cant really know wich towns will be in becuase he mentioned all the options but I really think that we can get some bases from here, he just mentioned some troops in the first parragraph and maybe the towns will be the ones on the second parragraph, Dungeon, Academy, Stronghold.
He also mention that they will have some shake up and have some surprise, and i think that some of them could be that the stronhold is going to be one of the shake up towns. I think they will make it something more natural, for example having the centaur, Berserk, Harpies from old stronhold and having some nature things as elves, and other nature units that could fit in and getting the nature cratures more form the old Rampart style than the H4 Nature town.
About the undead I think that they could be more like summons of the inferno town, or maybe because its a Haven vs Hell kinda war, in some places we could found undead as neutral units.
Leaving Chaos and academy sort of like they were and having the new town to be somehow a magic town that could be the counterpart of the new stronhold. I think this would also bring some balnce with the magic VS fighting in the game, as they already say, Haven wont focus so much on magic as in fighting, Inferno will be somewthing like Haven and Stronghld wont use to much magic as they have some of the NO magic old stronhold structure. And this will leave Academy, Dungeon and the new town with more magic focus than fichting abilities...
Maybe Im wrong with this but I really think that some of the things said on the dairy could help us know some new towns.....
Some off topic thing, look at what he said :
We will also expand the ââ¬Åknown worldââ¬Â to include new Factions (5 are currently planned)
What??? they imagined 5 NEW factions? wow man thats imagination