Age of Empires Online has added its first major race, the Persians. With this premium content you get immediate access to level 20 in the game. The Persians have all custom units, a new tech tree, and all unique architecture and unique gear. This makes them play completely different than the Greeks or Egyptians that were part of the free base game.
Right now the Persians are 50% off - that's just $9.99, but the price is going up in just a few days.
Also available now is a free Windows Phone 7 app to help figure out the game's crafting elements.
Travel east as you command the Persians, one of the most powerful empires in ancient times, who controlled much of the known world and influenced culture around the globe. Battle with unique units such as the Immortals, mounted Persian Archers, and special attack elephants. Uncover new unit gear and Advisor cards. Single player and PvP battles await!
Legendary Quests and Gear! Your journey continues at level 40! Marshal your forces to face some of the toughest quests in the realm, with new challenges and new Legendary gear. Only the best will be victorious! Legendary features include:
- Free to play!
- 5 new Legendary quests found in Cyprus, available when The Twelve Kingdoms quest has been completed
- Dozens of new Legendary rarity items
- Legendary Armaments store in Cyprus—get Legendary gear items for Coin!
Free crafting app now available on Windows Phone! That’s right, now you can continue to build your empire while on-the-go! Use your Windows Phone to become a crafting expert in Age of Empires Online:
- View recipes and stats for all craft items.
- Look up info on how to get materials and crafting recipes.
- Use the Materials Calculator to determine which items you can build with the materials you have.
- Check out the community's most popular items and vote for your favorites.