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Thursday, August 7, 2008
 
Apple Games Features AoE III: The Asian Dynasties
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Apple Games' latest feature article explores The Asian Dynasties, the second expansion for the popular Age of Empires III real time strategy series. Asian Dynasties introduces new playable civilizations, units, campaigns, and game modes. Apple's article includes an overview of the game's features and a fact sheet on the three new playable nations.

No matter which nation you control, you’ll gain access to a new resource, Export, which comes in handy when you build a consulate and align with a European nation. Spend your Export points on units, resources, and other shipments from your European ally. The number of nations available for such alliances increases as your Home City gains levels.

Exploration of the game map also reveals six new minor nations with whom Asian, European or Native American empires can ally: the Sufis, the Shaolin, the Zen, the Udasi, the Bhakti, and the Jesuits. Each one offers unique units, such as the Jesuits’ Conquistador and the Sufis’ war elephant, as well as new technologies, including the Shaolins’ clenched fists and Zen meditation.

In addition, Asian Dynasties features new mercenaries whose services you can employ to give your army a boost. For example, the Indian cavalry unit known as the Jat Lancer can easily hold its own against archers and skirmishers, while the Ronin — Japan’s masterless samurai — excels against various types of cavalry. Train them at your monastery (this expansion pack’s version of the saloon) or ask your Home City to send them.
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