Ubisoft proudly launches its first massively multiplayer online game today, as the free-to-play Might & Magic Heroes Kingdoms goes live in your web browser or on your iPad.

Might & Magic Heroes Kingdoms is an excellent way to wait out next year's release of Might & Magic Heroes IV. This first installment of the franchise's MMO will see thousands of players taking sides with the game's four factions - Necropolis, Haven, Inferno, and Academy - building their kingdoms, advancing their heroes, and forming strategic alliances against their foes.

The game is free-to-play right in your web browser, so the only thing you have to lose by trying it out is countless hours of previously free time. Simply sign up at the game's official website, and you're on your way.

While Ubisoft is saying the iPad version launches today as well, I've still seen no sign of the app in iTunes. Keep your eyes peeled.