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'Age of Empires Online' Explains Booster Packs

by Rainier on April 29, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

Begin the journey with your own Greek civilization, and watch as it progresses from a village to an empire. Embark on quests along the way, alone or with friends, and immerse yourself in epic tales, quirky characters, adventure, history and strategy. Together with the Games for Windows – LIVE service, “Age of Empires Online” delivers a rich, social experience that lets you play however you want — anywhere, anytime.

Marrying fresh features with iconic gameplay, “Age of Empires Online” offers something for long-time fans, newcomers and everyone in between.

A free-to-play game, “Age of Empires Online” will include a variety of premium content (designed by Gas Powered Games) to enhance the gameplay experience, including Premium Civilizations, special stores called Empire Extras and Booster Packs, which allow players to add the features and game modes they like most.

In the Defense of Crete Booster Pack previewed on the vlog, King Minos needs your help to defend his island from invaders, and he is paying well. Players will challenge waves of relentless invaders to protect the sacred Minoan Wonders from being destroyed. And for more fun, they can invite a friend to team up with them and trounce the intruders. Plus, they’ll earn new gear and awesome rewards for defending Crete!

To see Chris Taylor spill the beans, visit the Age of Empires Video Blog at http://www.ageofempiresonline.com/articles/videoblog3.aspx.

Key Features:

  • A persistent online capitol city that lives and grows even when you’re offline
  • Cooperative multiplayer quests, trading and a level-based system that lets you progress at your own pace
  • Fun, approachable style and storylines
  • Free-to-play experiences via Games for Windows – Live
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