Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Lords of the West Expansion DLC Announced, Launches January 26

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Xbox Game Studios have announced the Lords of the West DLC for classic RTS city builder Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

Noted as the first official expansion for the Definitive Edition, the DLC brings two new civilizations. The Burgundians have access to their Coustillier cavalry unit, Burgundian Vineyards, and the Flemish Revolution to turn villagers into Flemish Militia. Meanwhile, the Sicilians have the First Crusade and Scutage technologies, as well as the Serjeant infantry unit who can also build Donjons.

The DLC also contains three fully-voiced campaigns; Edward Longshanks for the Britons, The Grand Dukes of the West for the Burgundians, and The Hautevilles the for Sicilians. The DLC will also come with new achievements.

The Lords of the West DLC launches January 26th, 2021 for $9.99 USD, and is available to pre-order now.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is available on Windows PC (via Microsoft, and Steam). You can find the full rundown on the DLC (via Steam) below.

Welcome to Lords of the West, the first new official expansion to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Challenge friends with two additional civilizations as well as new units and technologies. Battle your way across Western Europe and the Mediterranean with three new campaigns, subjugating your opponents by means of sheer military might and diplomatic prowess or through overwhelming economic and cultural power!


2 New Civilizations

Burgundians – Rise from a mere duchy to the marvel of Western Europe through economic might, cultural achievement, and the use of advanced military technology and tactics. The Burgundian unique unit is the Coustillier, a cavalry unit that utilizes a powerful shock attack when charging into battle.

Sicilians – Experience the diverse cultures and martial spirit of the Mediterranean’s crossroads as you build one of the most coveted kingdoms of medieval Europe. The Sicilian unique unit is the Serjeant, a hardy infantry unit that can construct the formidable Donjon.


3 New, Fully Voiced Campaigns

Edward Longshanks – A bitter hostage of rebel barons, Edward Longshanks vows to reclaim his birthright and lead a shattered England to unprecedented heights of prestige and fortitude. A shrewd commander and cunning politician, his merciless methods are effective yet amoral. Follow him as his thirst for power and glory takes him throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and even on Crusade! In this campaign, you will play as the Britons.

The Grand Dukes of the West – For decades, the dukes of Burgundy have been embroiled in a bloody struggle over control of the mad French king using their cunning, military prowess, and immense wealth. However, as the blood that they spill is paid for with blood of their own, their focus turns increasingly northwards as they aim to create a kingdom of their own. In this campaign, you will play as the Burgundians.

The Hautevilles – Robert de Hauteville left Normandy in 1047 CE with a small robber band. Within a century, members of his family became dukes in Italy, princes in the Holy Land, and even kings of Sicily. Join these intrepid Norman adventurers as they fuse three cultures into Europe’s most tolerant and sophisticated kingdom. In this campaign, you will play as the Sicilians.

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