The Mac version was ported over, developed and published by Destineer 's MacSoft. The game is the second expansion pack following The WarChiefs. The game introduces three new civilizations ; China , Japan , and India. It also introduced minor people, campaigns, maps, and game modes.
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They require Wood to train their Villagers ; therefore, playing them will require an overhaul of the usual tactics used by traditional civilizations, making them essentially the " Dutch of the East ". The Indians in-game are based on the Mughal Empire , which controlled the vast majority of present-day India and surrounding territories, under its illustrious ruler Akbar the Great under whom the empire reached its greatest extent. The Indians' main economic distinction is that their villagers costs Wood rather than Food. Thus, instead of sending villagers to forage berries or hunt, an Indian player would be mostly chopping wood. This leaves them somewhat weakened if they are in a map with few trees.
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The game introduces three new civilizations ; the Chinese , Indians , and the Japanese , as well as several minor characters, campaigns, maps, and game modes. The Asian Dynasties achieved gold status on September 28, , and was released in North America on October 23, In addition, it adds six new minor civilizations: the Sufis , the Shaolin , the Zen , the Udasi , the Bhakti , and the Jesuit.
After two years on shelves, Age of Empires III was beginning to look like it was locked in predictability. So The Asian Dynasties expansion from developer Big Huge Games best known for creating Rise of Nations arrives at just the right time, like new menus showing up at your favorite Chinese place just when you're getting sick of the same old sweet-and-sour chicken balls. New civilizations that play unlike any of their predecessors, a host of revamped features, and a return to AoE's past with the revival of Wonders spice up the core gameplay in a much-needed way. So say a sad sayonara to the Cherokee and Aztecs and a sunny konichi-wa to the Japanese, Chinese, and Indians. Each new civ is represented in three abbreviated five-scenario campaigns telling the story of the Japanese shogunate in the 16th century, a Chinese fleet that discovers the west coast of North America in the early 15th century don't laugh - the theory is pretty popular these days , and the Indian rebellion against the British in the 19th century.