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Storm-Giant
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posted October 04, 2012 08:23 PM bonus applied by alcibiades on 07 Feb 2013.
Edited by Storm-Giant at 19:44, 02 May 2013.

Shades of Darkness Expansion (Standalone)

Might & Magic : Heroes VI : Shades of Darkness Standalone Expansion

Release date
Innitialy announced for Spring 2013, later on the 15th of January Ubisoft marked the 28 of February as the release date. Later, on the 7 of February they made an official statement, delaying the expansion and the complete edition to the 2 of May.


Expansion content
* One new faction Dungeon, lead by Dark Elves and some beasts, worshiping Malassa, the Dragon Goddess of Darkness. New faction will feature 7 new creatures (+ upgrades), new catapult, hero mount, townscreen, etc..). You can find a more lore-detailed description of Dungeon here at the Might & Magic site.
* 2 new campaigns, one focused on Raelag (coming back from Heroes V), and other for Necropolis, following the events started by Sandro on the second DLC 'Danse Macabre' campaign.
* New neutrals. The actual number seems to be 2 according to this Q&A; while it hasn't been officialy announced, Shadow Panther seems to be one of them. Later Spectral Dragons were revelaed as second neutral.
* New Adventure Map Buildings: Dragon Utopia and Memory Mentor confirmed. Hill Fort also makes a return.
* New Bosses, TBA
* Patch 2.1, fixing around 200 bugs. Patch notes can be read here.


- Launch Trailer!

Shades of Darkness - Story Trailer



Dungeon Lineup - artworks
Shades Of Darkness - Expansion Pack

Assassin + ??? | Shadow Lurker + Watcher | Stalker + Blood Maiden?


Minotaurs + Minotaur Guard | Faceless + Faceless Puppeteers | Manticore + Scorpicore


Black Dragon


Hero mount

Dungeon Townscreen



Official SoD lore artworks

M&M Fankit
- it includes some SoD artworks in high resolutions, as well as other M&M wallpapers (like Clash of Heroes related).


Several screenshots in HD





source - not compressed images




Complete edition content
Campaigns:
Heroes VI main game
DLC1: Pirates of the Savage Sea
DLC2: Danse Macabre
Addon: The Shades of Darkness

Exclusive Scenarios:
The Heart of Nightmares (from the Collector's/Deluxe Edition)
The Succession Wars (from the Gold Edition)
The Princess of VARN (part of DLC1)
A Tale of two Guardians (part of DLC2)

Heroes:
Aguirre (from the Collector's/Deluxe Edition)
Sveltana (from the Collector's/Deluxe Edition)
Yume (from the Collector's/Deluxe Edition)
Kraal (from various game editions, also a pre-order bonus for the main game)
Akasha (pre-order bonus for the main game)
Belketh (pre-order bonus for Shades of Darkness)

Dynasty Weapons:
Staff of Asha’s Eightfold (from various game editions, also a pre-order bonus for the main game)
Staff of Cleansing (from the Collector's/Deluxe Edition)
Edge of Chaos (Twitter contest, pre-order bonus for the main game and Shades of Darkness)
Perfect Silksword (Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms promotion, Twitter contes, pre-order bonus for Shades of Darkness)
Staff of Sar-Aggreth (Heroes VI promotion, pre-order bonus for Shades of Darkness)
Dragon Flametongue (pre-order bonus for Shades of Darkness)
Dragonbone Staff (pre-order bonus for Shades of Darkness)


Shades of Darkness Preorder at Ubishop - preorder bonus here!


Interviews, Q&A
Celestial Heavens Q&A about Shades of Darkness
Age of Heroes (we ) Q&A about Shades of Darkness + Factions Magic Affinity
Community Q&A about H6, H7, Sandro and Ashan lore
Erwan interview (part 1)
Erwan interview (part 2)

Previews, Gameplay videos
Preview of Shades of Darkness
PAX East impressions about SoD
Gameplay video
10 min gameplay video

Miscellaneous
(Video) Dungeon units animations
Adventure Terrain Chaos theme (H3 remix)
Adventure Terrain ElvenForest theme (H3 remix)
Opening Cinematic (Spoilers inside)
Raelag skills & abilities





Initial post (made on SoD announcement)

Use this threat to discuss about the first expansion instead of the News Topic

Quote:
New Standalone
A new Standalone is coming soon!



Hello Heroes, today, we are pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Might & Magic® Heroes® VI Standalone Expansion, which is set to be released in Spring 2013!

This fully fledged expansion will feature a new fan-favorite faction to Heroes VI, Dungeon, led by the Dark Elves. The Dark Elves have left the forests of Irollan, made a pact with the mysterious Faceless and escaped extermination, becoming underground renegades, stealthy and revered assassins.  This faction is introduced to an epic campaign that not only unveils unexplored territories of Ashan, but also recounts the mysterious origins of their people.








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OmegaDestroyer
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posted October 04, 2012 09:00 PM

While I appreciate an expansion and am glad to see the Dungeon is back, I'm sad to see Dark Elves are going to be in the spotlight.  They are just awful, awful characters.

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Adrius
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posted October 04, 2012 09:11 PM

Dat Dark Elf looks Warhammier than ever.
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OmegaDestroyer
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posted October 04, 2012 09:42 PM

Hmm... maybe we'll see Kaela Mensha Khaine make an appearance.

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Verriker
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posted October 04, 2012 10:19 PM

I tell ya, they can waffle about how epic it is until the cows come home, but if any of the Dungeon creatures are purple or we get a purple hydra or minotaur or something then I just give up.

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Corribus
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posted October 04, 2012 10:26 PM

HoMM Fans: Whiniest. Fans. Ever.
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Adrius
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posted October 04, 2012 10:27 PM

I actually don't mind the Warhammer feel, I like the design.

The Faceless upgrade looks really badass. He's like a really evil butterfly.
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posted October 04, 2012 10:34 PM

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HoMM Fans: Whiniest. Fans. Ever.

Welcome to the club. I've been saying this for years.

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I actually don't mind the Warhammer feel, I like the design.

The Faceless upgrade looks really badass. He's like a really evil butterfly.  


I would rather compare it with a moth than a butterfly, but I feel the same way.
And I find the Dark Elves, with the benefit of owning the Ashan Compendium, a lot less Warhammery than they used to be.
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Adrius
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posted October 04, 2012 10:37 PM

Mhm, Ashan is growing out of its cliche-fantasy style bit by bit.

The Necro redesign has grown on me quite a lot too.
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gnomes2169
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posted October 04, 2012 10:40 PM

I do hope that it will be priced as a stand alone expansion rather than as a full game... $60 is out of my price range as of right now.
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Elvin
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posted October 04, 2012 10:42 PM
Edited by Elvin at 22:43, 04 Oct 2012.

Speaking of moths I think I can guess where the inspiration for the faceless design comes from.




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Canzah
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posted October 04, 2012 11:01 PM

I really hope that a second expansion with Academy will come as it's a mainstay faction and it simply hurts to not have it.

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Dave_Jame
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posted October 04, 2012 11:09 PM

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HoMM Fans: Whiniest. Fans. Ever.

quote for truth. I feel bad for the PR and Community devs.
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KingImp
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posted October 04, 2012 11:22 PM

So, who is actually doing the expansion or was it already done by Black Hole and just needs to be polished by Limbic?

Unless it was just misinformation, we've already been told numerous times that Limbic can't handle doing a full fledged expansion themselves.

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Avonu
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posted October 04, 2012 11:33 PM
Edited by Avonu at 23:35, 04 Oct 2012.

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Quote:
HoMM Fans: Whiniest. Fans. Ever.

quote for truth. I feel bad for the PR and Community devs.

Then stop.
Ubisoft deserved for that kind of reaction. HoMMVI repeated every single mistake done during HoMMV development. Bugged game? Checked. Non-playable at release? Checked. Non-user friendly map-editor? Checked. Non-user friendly UI? Checked. Lack of communication? Checked. Lack of maps? Checked.
In addition game was strapped of resources (and by that many of map buildings), Academy faction and gave us not working Conflux system.

Now after 6 patches game is playable but it is still far from being medicore HoMM game.
Maybe, but only maybe, expansion pack will do right what was wrong. I really hope so.

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blob2
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posted October 05, 2012 01:13 AM
Edited by blob2 at 01:15, 05 Oct 2012.

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if any of the Dungeon creatures are purple or we get a purple hydra or minotaur or something then I just give up.


Sorry to disappoint you, but the concept arts in Ashan Compendium clearly show that we will get as much purple for Dungeon as humanly (or dark elvishly) possible. And I believe that AC presents the actual concepts that will be used for the expansion pack.

Not that I don't like the design. Also, I'm really curious if we will get a Black Dragon and how much it will resemble the Daughter of Malassa boss...

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Miru
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posted October 05, 2012 02:18 AM

Well I was hoping for two factions, but hey at least it isn't dwarves. I want to know who is making it, and how many maps it will have. Also spring 2013 seems pretty fast.. I think a delay of release may be in order.
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OmegaDestroyer
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posted October 05, 2012 03:57 AM
Edited by OmegaDestroyer at 03:58, 05 Oct 2012.

From IGN:

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The campaign will star Raelag, the “master manipulator” first introduced in Might & Magic Heroes V. The expansion will focus on Raelag’s “mysterious Demonic past” and “retraces his early years as founder of the faction’s hidden city in a time of decadence and desperation.” No other information on the new expansion was revealed, but you can check out three pieces of concept art released by Ubisoft above.


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Zenofex
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posted October 05, 2012 06:53 AM

The horror... But then again it's a small miracle that there will be an expansion at all.

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Miru
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A leaf in the river of time
posted October 05, 2012 07:27 AM

This could be a very good campaign, especially if they get the people who did the DLC to work with it, and ubisoft doesn't write the dialogue again. Hoping there will be a lot of maps.
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