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"Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs"

Fact Sheet

September 2006

Title: "Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs"

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Ensemble Studios

Format: CD-ROM for Microsoft® Windows®

ESRB Rating: Teen

Availability: Fall 2006

Price: $29.99

Product Overview:

"Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs" is the new expansion pack for the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) title of 2005*: "Age of Empires III" from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios. "Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs" will engage gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas, where they will lead proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.

"Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs" is the latest installment in the award-winning "Age of Empires" franchise and continues Ensemble's stellar track record of delivering innovative RTS games experiences.

Features:

Playable Native American civilizations. Lead one of three proud Native American civilizations, including the Iroquois Confederacy, Sioux Nation and Aztecs to expand their empires and fight for control of the Americas. Each Native American civilization will have its own unique units, led by the powerful WarChief unit, buildings reflecting each culture's architectural style, and a distinct approach to its Home City feature. Gripping new single-player campaign. "Age of Empires: The WarChiefs" will introduce a new single-player campaign that continues the saga from "Age of Empires III." Play through 15 new missions with a rich story and a cast of characters that interact with real historic figures and events. Enhancements to European civilizations. The expansion pack will also provide exciting additions to existing European civilizations, with new Home City content, new units including new mercenaries, and new ways to look at your card deck. Extended gameplay. Experience more of everything, including new random maps of unique locations in the Americas not featured in the original "Age of Empires III," additional native allies and units, more statistics tracking, and new ways to play.

Developer Information:

Ensemble Studios ( http://www.ensemblestudios.com) is one of the world's premier entertainment software developers. Ensemble Studios is known for its blockbuster "Age of Empires" and "Age of Mythology®" game series. Ensemble's titles are distinguished by the highest-quality art and gameplay dynamics applied in familiar historical settings, and appeal to hard-core gamers and mass audiences. Ensemble Studios is based in Dallas, Texas.

The information contained in this fact sheet relates to a pre-release product that may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the product when it is first commercially released. This fact sheet is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the fact sheet or the information contained in it.

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Drew Milam, Edelman (206) 268-2221, drew.milam@edelman.com

Eugene Oh, Edelman, (206) 268-2200, eugene.oh@edelman.com

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