Strategy fans can rejoice because new fodder for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is coming soon. The special thing about it: The addon with the name
Return of Rome brings back content from Age of Empires 1 in a modern guise. We have collected all currently known information for you.
The comeback of a classic
The big DLC appears on May 16, 2023 for PC and Xbox consoles. become priced around 15 euros due, the game can already now pre-ordered on Steam become. It is still unclear whether the addon will end up in Game Pass like the main game.
By the way, you don’t have to own Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition: Return of Rome will also as a standalone version to be available.
In order to sweeten the waiting time, you are welcome to make yourself comfortable and watch the said announcement trailer here in a loop – you don’t bother us either, don’t worry!
Age of Empires 2: Return of Rome makes fan wishes come true in the announcement trailer
New content from Return of Rome
You haven’t really seen much of the new game content yet. But there is already some information about what to expect with the upcoming DLC.
- In total 18 new civilizations you can play, 16 of which are already known from Age of Empires 1, including Persians, Egyptians and the Greeks. Added to this are two completely new peoples, the Southeast Asian Lac Viet and the Romans, long awaited by fans.
- Should be for enough long-term fun three fresh campaigns care, which should be particularly atmospheric thanks to the full soundtrack:
Sargon of Akkad,
Pyrrhus of Epirusand
Trajan. Of course, fans can enjoy the gameplay improvements from Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, such as gates, formations and improved AI.
- Also new is the D3 game modewhich is based on a set of rules that is particularly popular in Vietnam. In it, players have more time at the beginning of a game for city building and planning their tactics, as only one unit can be used until the Bronze Age is reached. In addition, building walls and towers is not allowed.
On the other hand, if you are new to strategy and want to warm up before the release of Return of Rome, we are also happy to help you. Because we have a whole bunch of strategy classics and insider tips up our sleeve:
No article would be complete without your opinion: Are you looking forward to Return of Rome and the associated AoE-1 comeback? Would you have liked other content, such as a different setting? Or are you more loyal to the more modern Age of Empires 4? Let us know your thoughts on the announcement in the comments!