Finally, the next chapter of Age of Empires franchise is here as Age of Empires IV has been announced to be launching on October 28 with Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Windows 10 and Steam.
This latest chapter in the Age of Empires franchise comes with two new launch civilizations, a newly-revealed campaign, naval combat and the appearance of Joan of Arc. Both the teams at Relic and World’s Edge have shared that players will have the choice of the English, Mongols, Chinese and Delhi Sultanate at launch and today’s trailer revealed two more civilizations – the Abbasid Dynasty and the French.
Already Microsoft has opened the pre-orders for Age of Empires IV, just go to the Windows Store or Steam to reserve your copy. Just head to ageofempires.com to become an Age Insider to be considered for beta opportunities.
Watch the trailer of the game:
Here’s the official description of the game:
The Abbasid Dynasty’s focus on technology, powered by their unique landmark, the House of Wisdom, will allow players to choose unique upgrade opportunities. Their unique units include Camel Archers and Riders.
The French were revealed alongside the 100 Years War campaign, allowing players to place themselves in the battles fought between the English and French in the 14th and 15th centuries. The French thrive in trade, with the Chamber of Commerce and Royal Institute landmarks helping strengthen a player’s late game. Royal Knights are one of the civilization’s special units with a fearsome charge ability.
Making a heroic appearance in the trailer is French heroine and icon Joan of Arc, who also has a starring role in the game’s key art. Teenage Joan rallied her country and led armies into battle against the occupying English. Age of Empires II fans fell in love with Joan in the title’s campaign and the development teams are excited to see her return.
A Digital Deluxe Edition is available on Steam for fans who want even more, including a digital copy of the game’s epic soundtrack as well as other exclusive in-game items. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders Age of Empires IV will receive the upcoming DLC for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Dawn of the Dukes, when it launches in August!
The game will also be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the day of release, allowing players to enjoy all four numbered Age of Empires titles together!