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
  • Twitch.tv 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.

  • Anon

    I’ll be damned…

  • Frodo

    YYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Yiffystiffy

    Holy YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS.

  • theHopeful

    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!

  • bigshynepo

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