Retro RTS fans, take note: the African Kingdoms expansion for Age of Empires II HD hits at the end of the week. Here’s what that’ll entail.


There’s four new civilizations along with four new, fully voice-acted campaigns (the lack of voice acting was a fairly common complaint with AoE II HD’s first, otherwise well-received, expansion). The action will, of course, take place on the African continent.


Apart from those, African Kingdoms will also tweak unit balance by, for example, adding some new naval units—these changes will affect the first expansion, but not the classic game. Oh, and there’s also a new Sudden Death game mode.

The trailer’s below. The expansion itself will launch on Steam this Thursday, on November 5.

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