Microsoft Studios today announced that they are bringing historic RTS gaming title Rise of Nations to the Windows Store. Rise of Nations: Extended Edition will be available in Windows Store on September 14th with a launch price tag of just $4.99. After the promotional period, it will cost $19.99. Rise of Nations: Extended Edition will include the original Rise of Nations game, PC Game of the Year expansion, Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots. The main highlight of this game is that it will support cross-network play allowing gamers to play with up to eight players online with Windows 10, across Xbox Live and Steam.
“We want gamers to enjoy this classic Game of the Year-winning RTS through sharing multiplayer experiences with their friends, and it’s now a reality for Windows 10 gamers to join over two million Rise of Nations fans on Steam in mastering 6,000 years of history, from the Ancient Age to the Information Age”, said Jorg Neumann, Head of Production, Global Publishing, Microsoft Studios.
Key gameplay features:
- Lead one of 24 nations, each with its own distinctive attributes and special units.
- Learn to play with six tutorials for beginning to experienced strategy gamers.
- Take command over a hundred military units operating on the ground, sea, and air— from Hoplites to Frigates to Helicopters.
- Research more than 50 technologies over eight historical epochs.
- Build wonders of the world, including the Terra Cotta Army, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower. Each wonder gives your nation special bonuses.
- Play a variety of the critically acclaimed Single-Player Conquer the World campaigns including, Alexander the Great, The New World, Napoleon and The Cold War.
- Experience more than a dozen map types in single and multiplayer scenarios, ranging from the Amazon Rainforest to the Himalayas to the Nile Delta.
- Xbox Live Integration
- Multiplayer with ranked matches (ELO)
- Cloud saves
Microsoft Studios today also announced that they will offer a first-look and hands-on preview of the recently announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at gamescom 2017.