AoE 2 gets an official expansion after 14 years – Forgotten Empires

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Good news for AoE fans. Forgotten Empires has received the official expansion status for Age of Empires 2 HD, and we have some details on that. This was originally a fan made expansion pack and the hard work put behind it has finally paid off.

It will be released in fall 2013 on Steam. Here are some details on it:

  • Proper spectator features
  • integration (including chat ingame)
  • Forgotten Empires civs, units, tech tree and balance changes (can be toggled on and off at will in settings)
  • New game modes: Treaty (no rush mode), Capture the Relic (akin to neutral flag CTF)
  • New campaigns: Four new campaigns, all set in the Italian peninsula over its long and messy history (Fall of Rome, Mercenary fighters, the Byzantine campaigns to reconquer Italy, etc).
  • New map size: Ludicrous (4x the area of the previous largest)
  • New map scripts: Acropolis, Golden Pit, new Megarandom, etc.
  • New AI: Uses competitive builds and does not cheat.
  • ETA: Fall 2013, Steam only

The announcement happened at a TwitchTV stream which can be viewed here.

Forgotten Empires features 5 new civilizations, 30 new technologies, 9 new units, and the population limit has been increased to 1000. There are also 11 new maps and it supports unlimited resolutions. Their official website offers more details.


  1. Anon

    August 16, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I’ll be damned…

  2. Frodo

    August 16, 2013 at 8:20 am


  3. Yiffystiffy

    August 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Holy YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. theHopeful

    September 15, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Oh my thanks to the people developed this! This brings back my childhood days.T__T I could remember this was the first game I ever played on computer when I was 7!

  5. bigshynepo

    October 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Minutes ago, I saw a pig fly past my window, then I read this article. Can’t wait.

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