Good news for all of you Age of Empires III fans out there. Microsoft is working on an expansion pack for the game, entitled Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.
Lead Designer Sand Petersen had this to say about the expansion, “The most exciting parts of Age of Empires III seemed to be the home cities feature, alliances with native tribes, and the single-player campaign. In WarChiefs, we're expanding the home cities, adding new tribes and random maps, as well as including a whole new single-player campaign."
The developers plan to add a total of three new tribes, including the already announced Iroquois Confederation. According to Petersen, "The new tribes are drawn from Native American roots and play quite differently from the European civilizations. I hope they'll offer players some interesting new gameplay choices.” A few of the editions to the game will be things like new powers like war dances, as well as new units.
When asked about home cities, Petersen had this to say, "We're going over ideas and testing the concepts, so any comments now might be premature, but there will be significant improvements to the home cities, including new ways to build decks and new cards."
All-in-all, WarChielfs looks like it will improve an already stellar game. Keep your eyes glued to MyGamer.com for more info on this expansion!