The release of this RTS turned MMO is still weeks away, but Microsoft has been generous at giving out details on the new content for Age of Empires Online. Read on for more information from the official press release below.
“The 16th August marks the launch of“Age of Empires Online” and the beginning of a new golden age for the game. In addition to the Greek and Egyptian civilizations, the Defense of Crete Booster Pack, and a collection of cool Empire Extras, the game will also be adding new premium content monthly to further expand your gameplay options in a persistent and evolving world. Today, we’re excited to give you a sneak peek at two new civilizations and a Booster Pack coming by the end of 2011.
Invaders from the Northern Tribes are here! Take on the Celts, masters of metalworking and crafting, as you explore new lands and new challenges in“Age of Empires Online.” Explore the snowy northern realms as you learn their new units, such as the frenzied Woad Raiders, the dangerous Druids, and the powerful Celtic Swordsmen. Earn new gear and great rewards with the Celts!
Pro Persian Civilization
Travel east as you command the Persians, one of the most powerful empires in ancient times. At their height, the Persians controlled much of the known world and influenced culture around the globe. Take control of unique units such as the Immortals, mounted Persian Archers, and special attack elephants. Uncover new unit gear and Advisor cards. Single player and player vs player battles await you!
Skirmish Hall Booster Pack
With the Skirmish Hall Booster, YOU control the battlefield. Customize your starting Age, starting forces, beginning resources, difficulty levels, and even the number of enemies you face. Take on one, two, or three enemies at once. Set the teams and choose the maps. With this level of customisation,“Age of Empires Online” players can create nearly endless hours of gameplay while varying the battlefield scenarios. In the Skirmish Hall, a rich and robust experience awaits you.”