Might & Magic Heroes VI is the sixth title in the Heroes of Might and Magic series of games. It is a turn-based strategy game that was first released in 2011. The game is the prequel for Heroes of Might and Magic V. The game is set in Ashan where the story focuses on the five heirs of the Griffin dynasty. The five heroes must help Michael, and archangel, to stop a demon invasion. There are five factions in the game. These are Sanctuary, Haven, Inferno, Necropolis, and Stronghold. Each of the factions has a campaign. New players of the game can also play the introductory campaign that goes over the basics of playing the game. Players can choose to start out as might-based or magic-based character.
Like previous games in the Heroes of Might and Magic series, players must control different characters and lead an army to victory. One of the main changes in the game is the number of resources collected. The game used to have seven resources and in Might & Magic Heroes VI, the resources were reduced to four. These resources are gold, blood crystals, ore, and wood. Players must collect these resources to upgrade and maintain units.