Concentrating on the late medieval period, Age of Chivalry: Hegemony replaces or significantly alters each of the civilizations in the original game, while adding a number of new ones, allowing the player to control Central and Western European states. Many new units and technologies have been added and gameplay dynamics have been changed considerably in this complete overhaul of Age of Empires II.
Screenshot from the upcoming patch. A German army (red) with Swiss Guards, Handgunners and Reichsritters is attacked by an Italian army in the countryside. The attackers have Condottiere, Spadaccino, Genoese Crossbowmen and Foot Knights.