Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, a popular remaster of the 1999 RTS classic, recently received a new expansion. Dawn of the Dukes includes three new fully voiced campaigns and two new civilizations – the Poles and Bohemians. The DLC focuses on central and eastern Europe, homing in on the two playable nations battle for conquest and victory. Along with these additions, an extensive patch was also rolled out to fix numerous issues with the game’s stability and AI.
Exploration Into the East and Center of Medieval Europe
Dawn of the Dukes is the second official expansion for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, providing a new look into a region that wasn’t explored as much in the initial release. The two main factions have unique specialties that pertain to their real history amidst the ravaging conflicts. Playing as the Poles has players develop a strong cavalry civilization, while the Bohemians focus on a monk and gunpowder civilization that relies on advanced weaponry and novel tactics to gain the upper hand.
The three campaigns featured along with the new factions cover the stories of Lithuanian princes Algridas and Kestutis’s struggle against the Teutonic Knights, Poland’s first female monarch Jadwiga’s quest to unite Poland and Lithuania, and legendary Czech general Jan Zizka’s fight against the Holy Roman Empire.
Continued Support and Development for the Old Historical Game
While Age of Empires 4 is on the horizon, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition continues to bring new content to the age-old RTS game. Many new and old fans still enjoy it, especially thanks to the Definitive Edition. Content additions help expand on the wide list of factions available to players, improving the core gameplay and expanding upon the overall experience. Developer Relic Entertainment is continuing to make progress for the next long-awaited installment in the Age of Empires series, but for those looking to dive into the series now can explore Age of Empire 2: Definitive Edition’s praised historical experience and wealth of ongoing content.
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