Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition launches October 15th

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We’re not done yet with AOE as we’re now getting Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition!

Just when we thought Age of Empires III’s run is over, the folks at Tantalus Media drops a big surprise. Much like it’s predecessor, Age of Empires II, we’re also going to get an Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition or simply AGE III: DE. The game releases October 15.

AGE III: DE redefines the game by pumping out the visuals all the way to 4k and having revamped graphics. This means rebuilt 3D assets and a modernized UI. Audio is also getting an overhaul with fully enhanced soundtracks and music. However, this isn’t just your run of the mill remaster as there will be new content.

Two new game modes

  • Historical Battles — As the name implies, these will be scenarios from iconic clashes in history.
  • Art of War — A returning game mode from Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Featuring challenges to bring out the strategist in you.

Two new Civilizations

  • The Swedes
  • The Incas

Pre-orders for the game are now open through Steam and the Windows Store. Alternatively, you can pre-install the game on Xbox Game Pass for PC. Here are a few more options for the fans of the franchise:

  • Owners of Age of Empires III: Complete Collection on Steam can pre-order/buy the Definitive Edition at a 25% discount, reducing the price to $14.99 USD / £11.25 GBP / €14.99 EUR.
  • Already own Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Steam? Complete your collection with the same 25% discount!
  • Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta) and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will receive the same discount on the Windows Store!
  • We’re also introducing the Age of Empires: Definitive Collectiona bundle of all three Definitive Editions priced at $44.99 (a $60 value).

Check out the rest of our Gamescom 2020 coverage here.