Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death is the second expansion pack for the game Heroes of Might and Magic III. The Shadow of Death was released with the original game (Heroes of Might and Magic III: Restoration of Erathia) and was released in March 2000. The game has seven new campaigns and players have the freedom to choose the difficulty level. One of the main additions in the expansion pack is the ability to combine artifacts to form a new artifact. The resulting artifact has powerful abilities that can help the player progress through the game.
The storyline of The Shadow of Death focuses on Sandro the Necromancer. It is the prequel for the storyline of both Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia, and Might and Magic IV: The Mandate of Heaven. In the game, Sandro the Necromancer must re-assemble two artifacts. He uses four heroes to help him with his mission.
New features included in Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Shadow of Death are:
• 38 standalone scenarios
• 12 combination artifacts
• Changed unit statistics
• New terrains
• New teleport monolith sets
The expansion pack also features an improved map editor that offer better customization options for the player.