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Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ensemble Studio

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'Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties' Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PST

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is the second expansion pack for Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires III, engaging gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Eastern world, and leading Japanese, Chinese and Indian civilizations to expand their empires.

Get the Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Demo off WP (610mb)

From renowned real-time strategy developers Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios, “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” introduces gamers to Asian civilizations and a host of new gameplay features. Players will experience firsthand the rich and historical influences of Asia while commanding their units and expanding their empire in the Eastern world.

In addition to the introduction of playable Asian civilizations to Age of Empires III, the expansion pack provides new content, new ways of winning and trading, random map styles that feature remixes of classic “Age of Empires” game styles, and the return of Wonders - a favorite gameplay element in “Age of Empires II.” These new features will coincide with the basic core gameplay of “Age of Empires III” that gamers have come to know and love. “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” will also ship as a Games for Windows title with easier installation, enhanced reliability standards and support for key Windows Vista features, including the Games Explorer and Parental Controls.

Features:

  • Lead one of three unique Asian civilizations — Japan, China or India — to expand its empire and fight for control in the Eastern world. Each Asian civilization, led by powerful leaders, will have unique groups, armies and wonders, as well as buildings that reflect the culture’s architectural style.
  • Extending the innovative gameplay of “Age of Empires III,” “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” will introduce new ways of winning and trading, random map styles that feature remixes of classic “Age of Empires” game styles, and 15 new Asian Wonders.
  • Returning to the historical, civilization-based single-player campaigns, “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” will offer gamers who enjoy the solo experience a chance to engage in strategic combat with Japan, China or India through several engrossing scenarios.
  • “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” is the second expansion pack for the massively popular “Age of Empires III,” one of the fastest-selling titles in the franchise history, leading and innovating the real-time strategy genre through exciting and revolutionary gameplay features.
  • This expansion pack will also ship as a Games for Windows title, offering easier installation, reliability standards and support for key features of Windows Vista, including the Games Explorer and Parental Controls.

“Age of Empires” and real-time strategy buffs can pick up "Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” for the estimated retail price of $29.99 for Windows. “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” is rated “T” for Teen, for gamers 13 years old and above. “Age of Empires III” is required to play “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.”


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