In this highly anticipated next installment in the "Age of Empires" franchise from Ensemble Studios, "Age of Empires III" places players in the time period of roughly 1500–1850
<p><strong>Age of Empires III</strong></p><p>In this highly anticipated next installment in the "Age of Empires" franchise from Ensemble Studios, "Age of Empires III" places players in the time period of roughly 1500–1850, picking up where "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings®" left off. As players work to establish their empire, they will take on the role of a European power struggling to explore, colonize and conquer North and South America.</p><p>"Age of Empires III" introduces exciting new gameplay elements, including the all-new Home City and an incredible combat system. Players will find new civilizations to discover, random maps to conquer and a single-player campaign unlike any other. Players also will find stunning graphics as a result of a revolutionary graphics engine that pushes the limits of PC graphics technology in an entirely new way.</p><p><strong>Features:</strong></p><ul> <li><strong> Engage in epic strategic battles.</strong> As players control the action, they can experience a new level of exciting combat with realistic physics effects, and have the option of engaging in battle with blades, gunpowder or both. Victory depends on the player's strategic battle plan.</li> <li><strong> Develop and strengthen a unique, customized Home City.</strong> The Home City represents a player's capital back in Europe and plays a supporting role in the attempt to control the New World. The better the player performs in the New World, the more powerful his Home City becomes. Players can customize their Home City to reflect unique personality traits, making the Home City a vital character in the game.</li> <li><strong> Explore a vibrant New World. </strong>Players can take advantage of elements of the colonial time period, including the ability to ally with Native Americans. They also can explore and find new resources in the Amazon rain forest, recover buried treasure from Caribbean islands, hunt bison on the Great Plains, compete to establish trade routes, and fortify the coast of New England.</li> <li><strong> Experience stunning graphics. </strong>Players will witness new lighting effects and shadows while immersed in a world that feels bright and sunny, yet which has a softness and depth that is revolutionary to PC games. Thanks to the new physics engine, players will never see the same scene twice.</li> <li><strong> Discover culturally diverse civilizations. </strong>Gamers can play as the British and have a stellar economy, or play as the French and easily ally with Native Americans. They can choose to play as the Spanish and have more support from their home country in Europe. Players have the option of playing as one of eight civilizations and, whichever one is chosen, players are guaranteed a unique and fulfilling experience.<br> </li></ul><p><strong>The WarChiefs</strong></p><p>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 <span name=intelliTxt id=intelliTXT>gamers</span> of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas where they will lead the proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.<br> <br>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 <span name=intelliTxt id=intelliTXT>games</span> experiences.<br><br> <strong>Features: </strong></p><ul> <li> <strong>Playable Native American civilizations. </strong>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 their Home City feature.</li> <li> <strong>Gripping new single-player campaign. </strong>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.</li> <li> <strong>Enhancements to European civilizations. </strong>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.</li> <li> <strong>Extended gameplay. </strong>Gamers will experience more of everything, including new random maps in 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.<br> </li></ul><p><strong>The Asian Dynasties</strong></p><p>Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is the second expansion pack for the massively popular “Age of Empires III” from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios, which has sold over 2.5 million copies to date. Engaging gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Eastern world, “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” will lead Japanese, Chinese and Indian civilizations to expand their empires.</p><p>“Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” is the latest installment in the award-winning “Age of Empires” franchise, developed collaboratively by Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios for the Games for Windows platform.</p><p><strong>Features:</strong></p><ul> <li><strong> Playable Asian civilizations.</strong> 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.</li> <li><strong>New gameplay elements. </strong>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.</li> <li><strong>Exciting new single-player campaign. </strong>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.</li> <li> E<strong>xpanding a successful formula. </strong>“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.</li> <li><strong> Games for Windows franchise. </strong>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.</li></ul>
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