Might and Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness illuminated in launch trailer

Until we as a species decide whether Ubisoft's turn-based strategy RPG series features an 'and' or an ampersand, there will always be war - grim grammatical war of the highest order. But at least we've benefited with six games and a gajillion expansions' worth of (mostly) fun Mighting and/& Magicking - and now there's even more to sink our teeth into. Shades of Darkness is a standalone expansion to Might and Magic Heroes VI that features "15 new units and 20 hours of gameplay", in a story set 100 years after the events of the last game. It's also out now (tomorrow in the UK), in addition to a Complete Edition of Heroes VI bundling the whole lot.

Panthers, pummelling and quite a lot of purple awaits you in the following video. If you're wondering what we think of Might and Magic Heroes VI, well you only had to ask .

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.