MINNEAPOLIS, MN, JUNE 18, 2007 - Destineer’s MacSoft unit is proud to announce today that the Macintosh version of “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs,” has shipped to stores. The first expansion pack for Ensemble Studios’ award-winning strategy game “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is scheduled to take over store shelves on June 25th.

“Age of Empires III” sets the bar for real-time strategy gaming, with amazing 3D graphics, Ageia® PhysX® technology, and an innovative Home City feature that lets players strengthen their economy, technology, and military. “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” further expands the depth of the game, with a roster of new features, including:

Playable Native American civilizations. Expand the empires and fight for control of the Americas as one of three proud Native American civilizations: the Iroquois Confederacy, the Sioux Nation, and the Aztecs. Each Native American civilization will have its own unique units, led by the powerful WarChief unit, buildings reflecting each culture's architectural style, and a distinct approach to their Home City feature.

Gripping new single-player campaign. “Age of Empires: The WarChiefs” continues the saga from “Age of Empires III” with a new single-player campaign. Play through 15 new missions with a rich story and a cast of characters featuring real historic figures and events.

Enhancements to European civilizations. The expansion pack will also provide exciting additions to existing European civilizations, including new Home City content, new mercenaries, and new ways to look at your card deck.

Extended gameplay. Gamers will experience more of everything, including new random maps in unique locations not featured in the original “Age of Empires III,” additional native allies and units, more statistics tracking, and new ways to play.

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is rated T for Teen and will be available as a Universal Binary release that can be operated natively either on Apple’s Intel-based or PowerPC Macintosh computers for an MSRP of $29.99.

About MacSoft

MacSoft® has published over 150 Macintosh consumer software products since 1993 and is owned by Destineer®. Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles under the Destineer, Bold Games, MacSoft, and Atomic Games brands, and it creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with development studios in Minneapolis, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX. More information is available at Destineer’s website:

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