3DO has announced that Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War is now shipping to stores. The expansion pack will feature six new campaigns and a total of 45 maps, including some contest-winning fan-created single-scenario maps. The story-driven campaigns take place in Channon, a large kingdom on Axeoth's northern continent that has come under attack by no fewer than five invading armies.
"Winds of War is the most interactive Heroes yet, featuring additional campaign editor capabilities and six creature generators, as well as 20 maps created by fans," said Jon Van Caneghem, president of New World Computing. "Newcomers and fans of the Heroes series will enjoy hours of richly satisfying gameplay, the enchanting graphics, and the interwoven tapestry of storylines associated with Heroes of Might and Magic."