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Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs Details

Details of the upcoming Age of Empires III expansion.

Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs

Title: “Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs”
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Ensemble Studios
Format: CD-ROM for Microsoft® Windows®
ESRB Rating: Pending
Availability: Fall 2006

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the new expansion pack for the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) title of 2005*: “Age of Empires III” from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios. “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” will engage gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas, where they will lead proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the latest installment in the award-winning “Age of Empires” franchise and continues Ensemble’s stellar track record of delivering innovative RTS games experiences.

Features:

  • Playable Native American civilizations. Lead one of three proud Native American civilizations, including the Iroquois Confederacy and the Sioux Nation, to expand their empires and fight for control of the Americas. Each Native American civilization will have its own unique units, led by the powerful WarChief unit, buildings reflecting each culture’s architectural style, and a distinct approach to its Home City feature.
  • Gripping new single-player campaign. “Age of Empires: The WarChiefs” will introduce a new single-player campaign that continues the saga from “Age of Empires III.” Play through 15 new missions with a rich story and a cast of characters that interact with real historic figures and events.
  • Enhancements to European civilizations. The expansion pack will also provide exciting additions to existing European civilizations, with new Home City content, new units including new mercenaries, and new ways to look at your card deck.
  • Extended gameplay. Experience more of everything, including new random maps of unique locations in the Americas not featured in the original “Age of Empires III,” additional native allies and units, more statistics tracking, and new ways to play.

Age of Empires 3 Expansion Title, Details

A product section for the recently announced Age of Empires expansion has gone live, revealing the title: The Warchiefs. Focusing on the Native Americans this time, the expansion will feature new civilizations, units, and much more new content.

The page offers some details on the expansion, talking about how they got the Native Americans into the game; some fresh screenshots are on hand.

Age of Empires III Expansion Announced

Expansions for Zoo Tycoon weren’t enough – Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios also announced plans for an expansion pack for Age of Empires III. Due in stores this Fall, the expansion will provide new ways to play and win, new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units. Additional content will also be added to the European civilizations as well.

Plans

The Age of Empires III website offers word on the upcoming v1.05 patch for the game. The update is discussed, covering the ‘out-of-sync’ issue that prevents two players from being able to see each other in the game.

On the demo front, Gamespot announces that the Ubersoldier demo will make its debut on the site on Wednesday. Weighing in at 416 MB, the demo will feature one single-player mission spanning three environments.