Microsoft Studios has acquired the popular RTS series Rise of Nations and will be releasing its latest offering, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition, on Steam this June.

As detailed on PlayXBLA, this Extended Edition will include spruced up versions of the prime game, Rise of Nations, along with the Thrones and Patriots expansion.

These will feature enhanced visuals with improved textures, lighting and water, while its Steamworks integration will offer cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, achievements, Twitch integration and multiplayer.

The Extended Edition is being developed by SkyBox Labs, the three-person studio responsible for the recent Age of Mythology: Extended Edition.

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition will retail for 14.99 / $19.99, but pre-orders are 20 per cent off at 11.99 / $15.99.


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Rob nuked a few people and caused armageddon. Then he ate a biscuit.

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Put your feet up and play.

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Another map to try out.