A new age beckons! After the raging success of two of its predecessors, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition has announced its arrival, complete with new bells and whistles.
The third entry in the mainline Age of series lands on PC on October 15, 2020.
Microsoft announced this remaster treatment during the Gamescom opening night live stream today, revealing that the upcoming release has been updated with new 3D assets, 4K resolution support, a fully remastered soundtrack, and a modernized UI.
It also includes all the previously released content for the original title and its two expansions. And to top it all off, the developers have packed in the Swedes and the Incas as two new playable civilizations to go with two new game modes in Historical Battles and the Art of War challenges.
As for how it looks, how about this neat little trailer:
Age of Empires III was released all the way back in 2005.
While Age of Empires II was set in the medieval time period, its sequel moved away from the middle ages to the European colonization of the Americas and all that it entailed.
And while the RTS game received good reviews back in the days, it did not quite have the same lasting impact as the previous two titles. This Definitive Edition treatment is a chance for fans of the series to revisit this unique title in all its modern glory.
You can already preorder it now for $19.99, with Microsoft offering a 25% discount for players who already own either the Complete Collection or either of the two Definitive Editions.