updated 05:25 pm EDT, Mon June 16, 2008
"Empires:" Asian Dynasties
Macsoft has announced Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties," the second expansion pack for its combat strategy game. Asian Dynasties adds new single-player "campaigns," additional game modes, civilizations and technologies. Players command one of three Asian civilizations: the Chinese, Indians or Japanese. Each civilization has unique armies and cultures. Scenarios are based on historical events, as well as new original stories.
The expansion pack sports improved 3D graphics and incorporates Nvidia's Ageia PhysX technology. Age of Empires is one of MacSoft's biggest sellers, and it's undoubtedly hoping to keep the franchise alive with Asian Dynasties. The game is rated "T" for Teen and ships as a Universal Binary in July for $30.