Age Of Empires coming back after 12 years!!
Mother of all real-time-strategy games is coming out of hibernation!
Microsoft announced at Gamescom 2017 yesterday that it’s resurrecting a classic strategy game. The company has revealed that a new Age of Empires game will be coming to PC, developed by Relic Entertainment, the makers of the Dawn of War series.
The Age of Empires IV trailer released alongside depicts battles across the world through different stages of history, from the Roman Empire at the peak of its power, to Spanish conquistadors, tribals, revolutionaries, and samurai.
This is the first sequel to the game in 12 years, ever since Age of Empires III was launched in 2005. The original developers, Ensembles Studios, released the first Age of Empires way back in 1997. They were then later acquired by Microsoft in 2001, where it operated internally until 2009.
Despite the studio eventually being shut down that year, the Age of Empires brand has lived on as both a nostalgia title in gamers’ memories, and a source for spinoff games.
Prior to the trailer unveiling, Microsoft confirmed that Age of Empires II and III would also be receiving Definitive Editions, along the lines of the upcoming remaster of the first game in the series.
Age of Empires IV still doesn’t have a release date. However, Microsoft has announced that the series will also be receiving Definitive Editions, which are likely to drop sooner than the latest sequel.
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