Ancestors Legacy was one of the surprise hits of 2018 and one of the premier RTS games of the previous 5 or so years. So, it’s no surprise that its first major DLC expansion is highly anticipated among the RTS community. The addition of not only a new campaign is great, but a new faction and multiplayer maps is the perfect reason to hop back into this medieval history inspired RTS and enjoy its new expansion, Saladin’s Conquest.
“In the ‘Saladin’s Conquest’ campaign, players will experience the story of the greatest Sultan of Egypt and Syria, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty – Salah ad-Din, who crossed the border to the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187 with the largest army he had ever commanded. As Saladin, with his prominent generals Gökböri and Abdullah, players will have the opportunity to defeat the great army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem at the Horns of Hattin. Conquer the most essential strongholds of the Levant and take part in the siege of Jerusalem”
Despite a number of historical inaccuracies (to be honest, Ancestors Legacy only claimed to be inspired by medieval history), Ancestors Legacy was a great game that featured six historically-inspired campaigns that featured four unique factions such as Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Slavs and of course, the Germans. Game play wise, Ancestors Legacy paid tribute to Company of Heroes thanks to its squad-like units, rather than individual units. Saladin’s Conquest builds on the base game and adds a new nation- Saracens. Also included in Saladin’s Conquest is a new single player campaign that includes five new missions and new units such as Hassassins, Grenadiers and Scorpions. Rounding off Saladin’s Conquest is one for all you RTS fans, 3 new multiplayer maps.
You can pick Saladin’s Conquest as DLC, or pick up Ancestors Legacy and Saladin’s Conquest as a bundle over at Steam now! Don’t have a PC? Well, the good news is that Ancestors Legacy will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Bad news? it won’t be until later this year.