Saturday, June 16, 2012

Heroes of Might and Magic 6: Expansion

Pirates of the Savage Sea it is called and with it is coming something that fans of the series have been clamoring for since I played the beta several months before it's release in October of 2011. Town screens are finally back and while they only have artwork of it they still look pretty good, like they should have been in the first place. Before I go into the expansion let me explain a little a bit about the game for those who don't know it.

Heroes of Might & Magic VI is a turn based roleplaying game by Ubisoft. The series is famous for it's depth, multiplayer capacity and large amount of content. The worlds of Might & Magic are huge, filled with monsters and waiting to be conquered, but somewhere along the way they erred and left many fans upset. Likely it was because of the large amount of bugs in the Heroes of Might & Magic VI or because there were features from the previous games, features people loved, that were removed in this iteration, like the town screens. Nevertheless, if you are still playing the game and hoping for more to play then Pirates of the Savage Sea is looking to be a pretty hefty expansion.

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Pirates of the Savage Sea is going to be a 10 hour expansion that brings a new story, new artifacts, new bonuses, a new dynasty weapon and more. It is not standalone and you will need the original game in order to play it. Story wise it takes place after the events of Heroes VI and obviously in the Savage Sea. A whole bunch of ships have been disappearing there and the pirate council has hired Crag Hack (pictured above) to figure out what the hell is going on over there. The expansion isn't coming out till next month, July 12th, but it will only cost $10. With cosmetic DLC and crazy stuff floating around like Battlefield 3 Premium this kind of expansion looks impressive. 10 hours of content for $10, that is a rare ratio, but it won't matter if that content is as buggy as the original game. If you are a fan of the original game and have wanted a reason to come back to again then this is your call. If you would like to find out more about it take a look at the official post on the Heroes of Might & Magic VI website. Thanks for reading!

-Written by Sean Cargle


  1. I don't think hour content matters as much as what it actually brings to the game. Most of the expansions for the previous HOM&M games were pretty weak, so I wouldn't expect much different from this. Especially since I think all the original developers left this after they finished the main game (feeling very dissatisfied about Ubisoft management).

    1. That's a shame. Hopefully they move onto something better.