MacSoft today announced that Mac users awaiting the release of Rise of Nations are in for a “special added treat!” The company will be releasing Rise of Nations as a “Gold” edition to include the recently released Thrones and Patriots expansion pack. Thrones and Patriots introduces six new nations, four unique single-player campaigns, more than 20 original units, new wonders and new government types. Rise of Nations is an historical real-time strategy (RTS) game which combines the epic scope of traditional turn-based strategy (TBS) games with the fast-paced action of RTS games. Rise of Nations: Gold Edition for Macintosh is scheduled to ship in November 2004 for US$49.99.