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Age Of Empires III and Flight Simulator X Shipped

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Expansion packs for two of the most celebrated franchises in gaming history, ?Age of Empires III? and ?Flight Simulator X,? add a wealth of new features and content sure to please fans, just in time for the holidays.

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the expansion packs for two critically acclaimed Games for Windows franchises, ?Age of Empires III? and ?Flight SImulator X? have begun shipping to retailers throughout North America today.

From renowned real-time strategy developers Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios, ?Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties? introduces gamers to Asian civilizations and a host of new gameplay features including new ways of winning and trading, random map styles that feature remixes of classic ?Age of Empires? game styles, and the return of Wonders ? a favorite gameplay element in ?Age of Empires II.?

?Flight Simulator X: Acceleration? adds a wealth of new content such as three exciting new aircraft including the F/A-18A Hornet, a new multiplayer racing mode, more than 20 new missions and DirectX 10 capabilities that enhance environmental effects such as bloom, water realism and virtual cockpit shadowing.

Both expansion packs are Games for Windows branded titles, ensuring easier installation, enhanced reliability standards and support for key Windows Vista features, including the Games Explorer and Parental Controls.

?Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties? and ?Flight Simulator X: Acceleration? are available for the estimated retail price of $29.99 for Windows. ?Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties? is rated ?T? for teens ages 13 and older and requires ?Age of Empires III.? ?Flight Simulator X: Acceleration? is rated ?E10+? for everyone 10 and older and requires ?Flight Simulator X.?

For more information about ?Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties? please visit www.ageofempires3.com.

For more information about ?Flight Simulator X? please visit http://www.microsoft.com/games/pc/flightsimulatorx.aspx.

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