Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14


September 20, 2023 by our News Team

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Age of Empires IV: The Sultans Ascend expansion brings a captivating single-player campaign, two new civilizations, re-imagined variants of four existing civilizations, ten maps, two biomes, and naval gameplay to the beloved strategy game on November 14th.

  • Experience a thrilling single-player campaign set in the Middle East during the European Crusades
  • Introduces naval gameplay to Age of Empires IV
  • Two new civilizations: the Japanese and the Byzantines


In a recent announcement at Gamescom, we revealed that Age of Empires IV would be receiving an expansion called The Sultans Ascend. And now, we have even more exciting news for PC and XBOX players worldwide. The release date for this highly anticipated expansion is set for November 14th! If you’re eager to dive into this new content, pre-orders are now available, allowing you to secure your copy and start the countdown.

The Sultans Ascend takes players on a thrilling single-player campaign set in the Middle East during the European Crusades. You’ll assume the role of the Muslim resistance, fighting against the invading Crusaders. The story follows well-known Muslim leaders as they struggle against the Crusaders and engage in epic battles. The narrative begins with the First Crusade in the late 11th century, a time when Muslim provinces were divided by rivalry. The Crusaders took advantage of this division and swiftly conquered major cities, including Jerusalem, gaining control over most of the Holy Land. Players will face off against formidable foes such as the Templars, Hospitallers, Teutons, and even the Mongols.

One of the most exciting features of The Sultans Ascend is its introduction of naval gameplay to Age of Empires IV. Prepare to engage in battles both on land and at sea, utilizing new heroes, abilities, and mechanics to gain the upper hand. We’ve been gradually revealing details about this expansion since its announcement, and now we can share the full package that awaits you on November 14th:

– An 8-mission campaign that will immerse you in the captivating story.

– Two new civilizations: the Japanese and the Byzantines. Each civilization brings its own unique landmarks, special units, and strategic possibilities. The Japanese civilization delves into the age of the Samurai, featuring Shinobi units for espionage and assassination. On the other hand, the Byzantines focus on the Eastern Roman Empire, offering players the ability to construct aqueducts and cisterns, harvest a new resource, and hire mercenaries.

– Re-imagined variants of four existing civilizations: the Abbasid Dynasty, Chinese, French, and Holy Roman Empire. These variants introduce new heroes, units, and strategies, breathing fresh life into beloved civilizations.

– Ten meticulously designed maps that offer diverse strategic layouts and terrain. Adapt your tactics to conquer different environments and emerge victorious.

– Two new biomes: Japanese Spring and Savanna. These visually stunning additions will further enhance your gameplay experience.

We can’t contain our excitement for the expansion of Age of Empires IV with The Sultans Ascend. To ensure you don’t miss out on any updates or details about the new content, make sure to follow Age of Empires on X, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also join the discussion on Steam, official forums, or Discord. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey on November 14th by pre-ordering your copy on the Windows Store, Xbox, or Steam.

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

Age of Empires IV’s Highly Anticipated The Sultans Ascend Expansion Drops on Nov 14

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