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Age of Empires: The Age of Kings

Turn-based strategy marches onto Nintendo DS.

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.

  • Command one of five different civilizations: the Britons, Franks, Mongols, Saracens, and Japanese.

  • Take control of special ‘Hero’ units like Richard the Lionheart, Minamoto Yoshitsune, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, and Saladin among others who command special ‘hero’ powers affecting the entire battlefield.

  • Command over 65 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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