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"The once great Ghana empire has fallen and West Africa is in turmoil. Sumanguru, King of the Sosso, is poised to forge a new empire. Said to possess a magical instrument that guarantees victory, he has led his Sosso warriors to conquer old Ghana and a small Mandinkan kingdom called Mali. Can Sundjata, the crippled prince of Mali, defy the odds, defeat Sumanguru, and become the most powerful ruler of West Africa?"

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Sundiata Keita (IPA (Mandinka, Malinke, Bambara): [sʊndʒæta keɪta]) (c. 1217 – c. 1255), also known as Sundjata, was a puissant prince and founder of the Mali Empire, the renowned hero celebrated by the Mandinka people in the semi-historical Epic of Sundiata, which is primarily known through oral tradition, transmitted by generations of Mandinka griots. His conquest of Mali is depicted in the Sundjata campaign in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms.

Unit Edit

Sundjata is a cavalry hero with the appearance of a Light Cavalry. Throughout his entire campaign, he is a must-survive unit. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can regenerate health. He is also available in the Scenario Editor.


Campaign Scenarios Edit

The player plays as the Malians in every scenario. The player color is purple.

  1. Hunted
  2. The Sting of the Scorpion
  3. Djeriba Gold
  4. Blood on the River Bank
  5. The Lion's Den