Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition’s next expansion is Dynasties of India

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition’s next expansion has been announced, and this one is called Dynasties of India. This new expansion will introduce three new civilisations based on the Indian subcontinent, with those civilisations being the Bengalis, Dravidians and Gurjaras. All three will have their own unique units and technologies. All three campaigns will be fully voiced, a first for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. You can read the details of each civilisation following the trailier.

  • Bengalis – Navigate the winding rivers and dense jungles of Bengal as you build a thriving economy to fuel unstoppable armies of elephants. The Bengali unique unit is the Ratha, a sturdy chariot that can switch between melee and ranged attack modes.
  • Dravidans – Seize control of the lucrative Indian Ocean trade routes and utilize advanced metallurgy as you build one of the wealthiest sea empires of medieval Asia. The Dravidian unique units are the Urumi Swordsman, a warrior wielding a scathing flexible sword, and the Thirisadai, a massive vessel that dominates the high seas.
  • Gurjaras – Ride swift mounts across the fertile fields and open plains of western India and unleash diverse armies of sturdy warriors upon your enemies. The Gurjara unique units are the Shrivamsha Rider, a speedy cavalry unit that can dodge enemy attacks, and the Chakram Thrower, an infantry unit that unleashes volleys of deadly metal discs.

One campaign is focused on Babar, a descendant of Tamerlane. In this campaign, players will play as both Tatars and Hindustanis while trying to restore a crumbling empire. In the Dravidan campaign, players take on the role of Rajendra who must battle corruption to save his empire. In the Bengali campaign players are in the role of Devapala, a devout follower of Mahayana Buddhism. However, with the empire under threat balancing the morals of those teachings with policies will prove difficult.

Source: Age of Empires official site

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