Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Coming June 2014


“Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” Coming June 2014

Microsoft Studios offers Trading Cards, Twitch integration, and more for “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition”

We’re excited to reveal today that Microsoft Studios has acquired the “Rise of Nations” franchise and has announced “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition”, the real-time strategy game that spans all of history. Starting with a single city in the Ancient Age, improve your nation by gathering resources, researching technologies, and constructing the great wonders of the world such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower. Deploy and expand your military to conquer hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks all while consolidating power under your rule.

Improved visuals like water, textures, and lighting will allow players to see every detail as they take over the world. Full Steamworks integration offers Cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, and Multiplayer, while Twitch integration lets players share their newly captured territories online to all of their friends.

The Extended Edition includes “Rise of Nations” and the “Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots” expansion, allowing fans to play through historical epochs of time in this pulse pounding real-time strategy classic.

“Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” is available exclusively on Windows 7 and 8.1 in the Steam store for $19.99. For a limited time, players can pre-purchase the title at a discount for 20% off.

Pre-Purchase “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” on Steam:




About Microsoft Studios & SkyBox Labs

SkyBox Labs was founded in Burnaby, British Columbia in early 2011 by three video game industry veterans. They develop for publishing partners (console, mobile, tablet) and specialize in creating new game concepts from scratch. They consider design to be one of their studio strengths, especially when it involves bringing fresh ideas to new customers. The studio has over 40 experts from all disciplines within game development – with the majority of the staff having roughly a decade’s experience in the gaming industry. Most of the team members have worked together on prior projects before joining SkyBox, and this familiarity affords them efficient collaboration and faster output.


Located in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One game systems, the Windows operating system, and online platforms. Comprising of a network of top developers, Microsoft Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows, including such franchises as “Age of Empires” and “Zoo Tycoon” and creating titles for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, such as “Killer Instinct” and “Forza Motorsport”. 

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