Age of Empires 2 artwork for the Dynasties of India expansion

[Update]: Following in Age of Empire II's footsteps, Age of Empires III is adding two new civilizations and a brand new 'Tycoon' game mode.

Age of Empires II may be ancient at this point, but its popularity only seems to be growing with each passing year. That is also unlikely to change any time soon as Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has just received a brand new expansion to help spice things up!

The freshly released Dynasties of India, as the name might suggest, brings with it three new playable civilizations: Bengalis, Dravidians and Gurjaras. Each one also comes with a voice acted campaign, as well as an assortment of new units, buildings and achievements to play around with.

What the three factions look like in action, as well as what they're really about, that you can find out through the trailer below. Have a gander:

Bengalis — Navigate the winding rivers and dense jungles of Bengal as you build a thriving economy to fuel unstoppable armies of elephants. The Bengali unique unit is the Ratha, a sturdy chariot that can switch between melee and ranged attack modes.

Dravidians — Seize control of the lucrative Indian Ocean trade routes and utilize advanced metallurgy as you build one of the wealthiest sea empires of medieval Asia. The Dravidian unique units are the Urumi Swordsman, a warrior wielding a scathing flexible sword, and the Thirisadai, a massive vessel that dominates the high seas.

Gurjaras — Ride swift mounts across the fertile fields and open plains of western India and unleash diverse armies of sturdy warriors upon your enemies. The Gurjara unique units are the Shrivamsha Rider, a speedy cavalry unit that can dodge enemy attacks, and the Chakram Thrower, an infantry unit that unleashes volleys of deadly metal discs.

You can learn more about the Dynasties of India expansion, as well as read some of the player reviews, over at Steam. Have fun experimenting with the new factions!