Game company Microsoft recently announced the official release date of upcoming video game Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition.
The upcoming definitive version of the classic game will be released on Oct. 15 on PC via Steam Windows 10, and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
This edition will include several upgrades to the classic one, which are 4K graphics, rebuilt 3D assets, modernized UI, cross-play multiplayer, and better soundtrack and audio. Aside from that, it will also include two new Civilizations and two new game modes to try out.
The Swedes are a brand new addition to the franchise and cover one of history’s most unlikely great powers: a small European nation which eclipsed all military convention and became a powerhouse on the European battlefields thanks to their innovative military tactics.
The Incas are a more traditional Age of Empires civilization, covering one of the largest empires in South America, where they constructed mighty stone cities, citadels and palaces.
The two new game modes are the Historical Battles, which are set within the time period the game covers, and the Art of War Challenges. The latter is specifically tailored to teach players some real-time strategies.
Pre-orders are now available now through Steam and Windows Store. Xbox Game Pass for PC also allows pre-install right now. Here are some of the deals players can get if they own previous titles:
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.
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 Collection—a bundle of all three Definitive Editions priced at $44.99 (a $60 value).