On Sale Now: Age of Empires 2 HD: The Forgotten Expansion

Released way, way back in 1999, Age of Empires II went on to be an RTS staple for years to come. The revered strategy title recently got the HD treatment in April, and even more impressive is its new expansion that just went on sale today.

Age of Empires 2 HD: The Forgotten is the first DLC/expansion for the game in over a decade. The Forgotten includes five new civilizations, four new campaigns, Twitch.TV integration, and Steam Trading Card support.  All the release details are below.

The expansion sells for $9.99 (you need AoE2 HD to play it, obviously), or you can buy AoE2 HD and the expansion together for $26.99.

Welcome to Age of Empires II HD – The Forgotten; the first new official expansion for the Age of Empires II universe in over ten years. Challenge friends with five additional civilizations and technologies, battle through four campaigns, vanquish opponents in new game modes on massive maps, or shoutcast a match and stream it all through twitch.tv.

Crafted exclusively for Age of Empires II: HD Edition; The Forgotten expansion builds upon the Age of Empires II: HD experience and includes Steam workshop support, new expansion rankings, steam trading cards, and more!

Explore a host of new features with Age of Empires II – The Forgotten including

  • Five New Civilizations
    • Italians – Set sail to Venice and take the role as general in one of the Italian republics that emerged from the chaos after the collapse of the Roman Empire!
    • Indians – Put vast armies under your command, comprised of countless Camels and powerful Elephants.
    • Slavs – Even after the dissolution of the Mongolian Golden Horde, these icy planes of Eastern Europe still echo under the thundering hooves and countless boots of your soldiers.
    • Magyars – Lead the mighty Black Army over the Hungarian plains and command the fiercest cavalry forces that Europe has ever witnessed in the Middle Ages
    • Incas – Lead your armies along the shores of Lake Titicaca, defend your wealth and heritage from the invading Conquistadors and erect mighty structures to withstand the test of time.
  • Four New Campaigns
    • Alaric: The trauma of the Hun invasion in the 4th century has shaped Alaric, the fearsome warrior king of the Goths. But can the beloved king secure a new homeland for his people in the territory of the collapsing Roman Empire?
    • Sforza: Always hungry for glory and wealth, Sforza wanders around 15th century Italy, offering his services to the highest bidder. Will he pick the right battles or make the wrong enemy? Take the fate of the young mercenary captain in your hands.
    • Bari: 400 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire, Italy is still up for grabs. Relive the tale of the port city Bari from the point of view of a Byzantine family, rising from the common soldiery to the nobility. Beware, for not only Bari is at stake, but also control of Southern Italy.
    • Dracula: History forged an incredible legend around the man who ruled Wallachia in the mid-14th century. Holding his ground against the vast armies of the expanding Ottoman Empire, his cruel tactics made him the most feared man in all of Eastern Europe. Shall his thirst for blood and the loyalty of his soldiers hold the Turks back for good?
  • New LudaKRIS map size
  • Twitch.tv streaming integration
  • Spectator mode
  • New Game Modes
    • Treaty – Popularized in later titles, the economically focused “Treaty” gametype will be available in AoF. Also commonly known as “No Rush”, Treaty mode enables a limited duration of battle-free early growth before focusing on military might.
    • Capture the Relic – For a quick paced, action oriented battle the new “Capture the Relic” will see players rushing with their monks to take control of a single treasure and return it safely to base.

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