In May of 2014, Microsoft revealed that they had acquired the rights to the Rise of Nations franchise and would be re-releasing the real-time strategy game Rise of Nations with improved graphics and new improvements. In June of 2014, Microsoft did just that and released Rise of Nations Extended Edition for Windows.
Rise of Nations Extended Edition includes both the original Rise of Nations and its expansion, Thrones and Patriots. The game is available exclusively through Steam and utilizes Steamworks for multiplayer gaming. The game supports cloud saves, achievements, trading cards, as well as Twitch integration so gamers can stream online.
“Start with a single city in the Ancient Age; gather resources; build an infrastructure; research technologies; construct Wonders of the World such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower; and expand your military might across the world, conquering hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks – all over your lunch hour!” the game description reads.
The game is available right now on Steam for $4.99, which is a %75 discount from the original price of $19.99, for a limited time. Head over to the via link to snag this offer, which expires in less than 24 hours. You will need, at minimum, Windows Vista to play this game.Further reading: Gaming, Microsoft, Rise of Nations, Windows 8.1