Age of Empires III Announces Definitive Edition

Published: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 16:27 | By: Brian Renadette
New content, remastered graphics, and more

Coming from Xbox Game Studios during Gamescom is Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. This remastered version of the 2005 strategy game comes with remastered sounds and graphics, new content, and all the expansion packs built in.

Originally released in 1997, Age of Empires was a historical real-time-strategy game that allowed multiple players to raise armies and battle each other. It was a major hit and a landmark title in the genre.Today, the third entry in the series, which focuses on the European colonization of the Americas, is getting a major makeover in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. Just like the remasters for the previous two games, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is getting a brand new coat of paint by updating its graphics and sounds for more modern computers. This will also include 4K support, fully rebuilt models, and improvements to the aged UI.

 
 

There's more to this remaster than a fresh coat of paint, however. The definitive version will also introduce the Incans and Swedes as civilizations for players to play as.In addition, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will come packaged with all of the game's expansion packs as day one content. This includes The WarChiefs, which added three new Native American empires and new content for the European empires, and The Asian Dynastieswhich brought the Indians, Chinese, and Japanese empires into the game.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition releases October 15 for PC via Steam or the Windows 10 Store for $20. Those who own Age of Empires III: Complete Edition will recieve a 25% discount. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC.


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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.