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Monday, September 17, 2001
Bold to Ship Age of Empires II with Expansion
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Peter Tamte sent out a release today announcing the immanent release of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings will also include The Conquerors, an expansion pack available on the PC side and will retail at the same price point ($49) on both systems. This is great news for Mac gamers, as they don't have to feel left out of the extra action included in Conquerors. Age of Empires II: Gold Edition for Macintosh will include other goodies like a random map compilation and three recorded games so you can watch how the masters play. Here's a clip from the press release:

Focusing on legendary leaders, The Conquerors Expansion will challenge
veterans and novices to wage war on an epic scale with all-new
civilizations, unique units and technologies, and campaigns based on
infamous conquerors such as Attila the Hun, El Cid and Montezuma.
Additionally, The Conquerors includes many gameplay enhancements, such as
chat commands, smart villagers and farm queuing.

The Conquerors was developed by Ensemble Studios, creators of Age of Empires
II: The Age of Kings, and features the expertise of Bruce Shelley,
co-designer of "Age of Empires" and the hit strategy game "Civilization."
The expansion has won many awards from leading publications, including
"Expansion of the Year" from PC Gamer, IGN, and others, and the Windows
version has frequently been a top-10 best-selling game -- very rare for an

In Age of Empires II, you lead one of the most powerful civilizations of the
Middle Ages through an action-packed real-time strategy game. You raise its
armies, forge alliances, grow its economy, and build wonders to stand the
test of time. The Windows version is already one of the best selling and
most critically acclaimed games ever created. It will ship for MacOS 8,
MacOS 9, and MacOS X in late October.

While the Destineer web site is still a single static page, watch for a full site to be completed sometime this month. And stay tuned to IMG for more on Age of Empires II as the game gets closer to release next month.

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