Age of Empires 3: Asian Dynasties
New Game Modes
Consulates and Mercenaries
New Campaigns
Heroes and Villians

You must build great monuments in order to move to the next Age and unlock additional Shipments from your Home City. The Wonders are specific to the civilization that you choose to play and are modeled after some of the most famous monuments in the world.

Each civilization has five Wonders from which to choose. After an initial bonus of units or resources, each Wonder continues providing a benefit to your civilization that is unique to that Wonder.

Certain powerful military units are only accessible through the construction of a Wonder, including the devastating Chinese Flying Crow, available from the Confucian Academy, or the elite ranks of Indian Mansabdars, which can only be trained from the massive Agra Fort.

Wonder "buttons" activate timed abilities that can turn the course of a battle in a matter of seconds. Access enemy line of sight using the Great Buddha's "Informers" ability, or activate the Tower of Victory's "Inspiration" power and boost your entire army's attack.


Stay tuned for additional wonders in the weeks ahead.

The Indian Agra Fort sends a Shipment of Coin once built. It also acts as a Fortress, with an attack, and the ability to train units. The Red Fort of Agra protects the sixteenth century imperial city of the Mughal Empire. Within the fortress's 1.5 mile long red sandstone walls stand many examples of ancient architectural grandeur, including the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal.

The Japanse Golden Paviliaion sends Shipments of Yumi Archers each time the player Ages up once built. This Wonder gives a bonus to your military and provides advanced Arsenal improvements. The Golden Pavilion Temple (Kinkaku-ji) is the name of the hall of relics at the temple grounds of Rokuon-ji. Aside from the basement floor, the whole pavilion is covered in pure gold leaf. Situated in Kinkakuji-chô, Kita-ku, near the Japanese city of Kyoto, The Golden Pavilion Temple was originally constructed in 1397 to serve as the retirement villa of the third Ashikaga Shogun, Yoshimitsu

The Indian Charminar Gate sends a Shipment of Sepoys once built. This Wonder allows the player to train elite Indian Mansabdar units. Located in the City of Hyderabad, a former capital city of India, the Charminar Gate was built in 1591 at the center of the city to commemorate the eradication of a plague. The structure became known as Charminar because of its four characteristic minarets ("char," meaning four, and "minar," meaning spires).

The Chinese Confucian Academy sends a Shipment of Cho Ko Nu crossbowmen or Arquebusier musketeers once built. This Wonder generates Flying Crow artillery units over time, at no cost to the player. During his life, Confucius attempted, but failed, to establish rationalism and meritocracy in Chinese government. However, his philosophy of social harmony took hold after his death. By 124 BCE, the Han Dynasty had established an Imperial Academy in which students could study the Confucian classics.

The Japanese Torii Gates sends a Shipment of a Castle Rickshaw and a Samurai once built. This Wonder increases the experience points that a player receives for each kill, every unit and building completed, and the player's base experience points trickle. The Torii is a gateway arch that signifies the passage from profane to sacred (unclean to clean). Some shrines can have multiple torii, but there is usually a "first torii" (ichi no torii) that is larger than the others and stands at the entrance to signify entry into the shrine region. Most often associated with Shinto shrines, torii can also be found at some Buddhist temples.

The Indian Tower of Victory sends a Shipment of Sowars once built. It also allows you to use the Inspiration ability, which temporarily boosts the attack damage and hitpoints of every unit in a player's army. The Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambha) was built in 1548 to commemorate the victory over the Musalmans in the thirteenth century. Partly built using red sand stone and partly using white marble, the tower is enriched by numerous images of Hindu gods and goddesses.

The Chinese Porcelain Tower sends the player a Shipment of Food once built, and can then be toggled to produce Food, Wood, Coin, or a mixture of all three along with experience points and Export. Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China, the Porcelain Tower was once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The people of China called it Bao'ensi, or the "Temple of Gratitude," but visiting Europeans called it the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in reference to the tower's porcelain bricks.

The Japanese Great Buddha sends a Shipment of Naginata Riders once built. It also has the Informers ability, which reveals enemy line-of-sight for a short duration. The renowned Great Buddha, or "daibutsu," is a giant bronze statue of the enlightened Amida Buddha located in Kamakura of the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. With a height of nearly 45 feet, it is the second largest Buddha in Japan.

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