Age of Empires II HD to get new Rise of the Rajas expansion on December 19

Age of Empires II HD fans will have some new content to take on when a new expansion, Rise of the Rajas, launches on December 19. Set in Southeast Asia, Rise of the Rajas will let players check out a total of four new civilizations across 4 campaigns, dive into 5 new random maps and 5 new real world maps, and much more.

Here's a look at the new civilizations you'll be able to check out in Rise of the Rajas:

  • Burmese – Ascend to power, quash a treacherous rebellion, and restore the Burmese monarchy to its former glory.
  • Khmer – Construct the largest religious monument in the world and amass an immortal army of devastating siege weapons.
  • Malay – Rebuild the largest thalassocracy to ever exist. Leave your mark on the region while hopping from island to island and rule the Southeast Asian archipelago.
  • Vietnamese – Lead your people to independence and wage guerrilla warfare with an extremely powerful arsenal of ranged units.

Alongside the new civilizations, the expansion will bring a load of performance improvements to all players, giving the game an added touch of polish (especially for multiplayer matches) for everyone.

The developers are set tease more information about the expansion in the days ahead of its December 19 launch. If you're an AoE II HD fan, you should expect to hear much more about the expansion before release.

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