We hope you’re ready for things to get a little spicy. Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition’s next DLC will be all about India, bringing new units, buildings, and more along with it. Introducing Dynasties of India.
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, Dynasties of India will be available on April 28 for $9.99. It will introduce three new civilizations, three new campaigns (with voice acting), nine new units, achievements, and so on.
The first civ are the Bengalis. Hailing from the thick jungles of Bengal, their special unit is a chariot capable of switching between ranged and melee attack modes.
Next are the Dravidians. Oceanic in focus, they also have advanced metallurgy. Their special units are the Urumi Swordsman, and a giant sailing-vessel known as the Thirisadai.
Lastly are the Gurjaras, which hail from the western planes of India. Tremendously mobile, they can overwhelm an area quickly, especially when aided by their special unit, the Shrivamsha Rider. This cavalry unit can dodge attacks. Along side them is the special unit Chakram Thrower, which can barrage enemies with a volley of metal discs.
PvP is the real meat of AoE, sure. But everyone can enjoy a good offline campaign every now and again. This DLC includes 3 new campaigns, all of which are fully voice acted.
The first one follows Babur “the Tiger.” A descendant of Tamerlane, Zahir ud-Din Muhammad is one of the youngest fighting against Transoxiana and Persia for supremacy. Known as Babur in combat, he wants to restore the fallen empire against an invading calvary from the north. In this campaign, you play as the Tatars and the Hundustanis.
The next campaign is about Rajendra Chola, who inherited his empire from his father. But Rajendra struggles not just with the political tensions of South India, but with the potential for corruption from within his own nation. In this campaign, you play the Dravidians.
The third campaign is about Devapala, the ruler of a rich and vibrant empire. Guided by the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, they learn that a powerful new rival is encroaching. Now they have to find a balance between policy and morality in order to survive. In this campaign, you play as the Bengalis.
Not to sound diminutive, but this is a pretty standard collection for DLC. New nation, new content, the price, all that. Microsoft has definitely found a formula that is both satisfying and manageable. And frankly speaking, we’re happy that Age of Empires 2 continues to get new content, even if it’s through the Definitive Edition.
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, Dynasties of India will be available on April 28 for $9.99. More information can be found on PC and Xbox.