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A new expansion to Age of Empires 2 is landing this week
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Age of Empires 2 has seen a bit of a resurgence this year. A few months back, Microsoft announced that Age of Empires 2 HD Edition would be getting a new expansion known as ‘The African Kingdoms’ and now, that content is dropping tomorrow. As we knew from the announcement in April, Microsoft bought some outside help in for this release, calling on the team of modders behind the unofficial Forgotten Empires expansion.
A new teaser for The African Kingdoms expansion was posed to the Forgotten Empires YouTube channel this week:
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Microsoft has also launched a new mod manager Age of Empires 2, which should help those looking to install lots of workshop content. Some improvements to the multiplayer experience are also due to be made at some point. The new expansion launches tomorrow on the 5th of November, though we don’t know if it will be free or a paid for expansion. If enough interest is generated then maybe we will see Microsoft start work on Age of Empires IV.
Microsoft Studios also recently revived Age of Mythology, which is 13 years old at this point. A new expansion is also arriving for that RTS.
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More importantly AoM expansion too! Twitch announcement video
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I find it funny that their old game franchises were so much more successful than anything new that they go back to them to launch expansions rather than trying to create new IP. tongue.gif
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That video brought back so much memories smile.gif
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How do I turn this on?
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Man I love these games !
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More importantly AoM expansion too! Twitch announcement video

Didnt even know about this !

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Love playing this game, one of my all time favorites.
    
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I find it funny that their old game franchises were so much more successful than anything new that they go back to them to launch expansions rather than trying to create new IP. tongue.gif

I think that's what a lot of gamers want

can you imagine if DICE just updated BF2 as is with a brand new engine?

I guess this is just a remaster (upping the resolution), not a remake (new engine, new gameplay) so that doesn't quite apply
     
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I wonder if we could set up and OCN AOE server to play on ...
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