One of the things that differentiate this game from its predecessors is that it will feature an all new customizable character. Unlike in previous installments, where each character had the same design, the newly-developed Vincent has his own unique appearance thanks to several hairstyles, facial expressions, and clothing choices. The developers even went as far as adding three unique races into the game: elves, humans, and Bahmi, which all play significant roles in Vincent's conflicts and quests.
During your early times as a member of the Mages, you will also be given the opportunity to choose one of several customizable classes, including the classic White Mage, Black Mage, and Blue Mage, each with their own special moves and skills. For more traditionalistic magic-fusing wiccans, there is the Blue Mage who possesses magical powers from the element of air. You can also choose from the eight known Bahmi factions, each with unique skills, weapons, and armor. It is important to note though that the Heroes of Might and Magic V still features the standard turn-based battle system that has been the staple of all previous Heroes of Might and Magic games.