Rise of the Rajas expansion now available for Age of Empires II HD

The latest expansion for Age of Empires HD II, Rise of the Rajas, is now available to play. Included in the expansion are 4 new civilizations, 4 new campaigns, new units, and a ton of other improvements and fixes across the board.

Here's a look at (and quick description of) each new civilization you can check out in Rise of the Rajas:

  • Burmese – Assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia through a legion of Battle Elephants that can demolish the most powerful of defenses. The Burmese unique unit is the Arambai, a ranged cavalry unit with a deadly but low accuracy attack.
  • Khmer – Construct the largest religious monument in the world and amass an immortal army of devastating siege weapons. The Khmer unique unit is the Ballista Elephant, a mounted scorpion that can be upgraded to fire two bolts simultaneously.
  • Malay – Conquer Southeast Asia with the vast island empire of Malay and upgrade your docks to harbours which can shoot arrows. The Malay unique unit is the Karambit Warrior, an extremely cheap infantry unit that can quickly overwhelm its foes.
  • Vietnamese – Lead your people to independence and wage guerilla warfare with an extremely powerful arsenal of ranged units. The Vietnamese unique unit is the Rattan Archer, a heavily-armored ranged unit that is effectively impervious to enemy archer attacks.

According to Xbox Wire, this expansion packs more than 20 hours of new content. And on top of the single-player content, multiplayer fans will have a lot to check out with new random maps, special maps and real world maps. On top of that, all players — regardless of whether they pick up the expansion — will get access to performance upgrades that should make the game much more enjoyable to play.

Interested? If so, you can grab Rise of the Rajas now for $10 at Steam.

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