Game Profile

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for the Nintendo DS is based on the best-selling PC RTS title of all time: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

Game Play Features:

  • Command one of five different civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, and Japanese.
  • Take control of special 'Hero' units like Richard the Lionheart, Robin Hood, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Saladin among others who command special 'hero' powers affecting the entire battlefield.
  • Command over 45 different types of units from bowmen and monks to hand cannoneers, mercenaries and samurai.
  • Turn-based combat, new to the Age of Empires franchise, keeps the battle moving at the player-preferred pace.
  • Players construct & upgrade buildings like town centers, mines, universities and 'wonders' to help units learn new skills and create resources for their civilizations.
  • Players research over 50 different technologies like chemistry, ballistics, siege craft and spying among others to take their civilization into the next age.
  • Get help from the new Combat Advisor who provides advice on certain campaign strategies and an indication of how the battle will go.
  • Multiplayer scenarios allowing up to 4 players to battle each other wirelessly.
  • Gain Empire Points to unlock maps & units and improve Emperor Rank.
  • Original music and sound effects from top-selling PC version.
  • Based on Ensemble Studio's PC mega-hit, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.

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