A Third Definitive Preview

Age of Empires III: DE was previewed this past weekend during Gamescom 2020.  The announcements from the game trailer were enhanced audio,  4K ultra HD graphics, two new civilizations, two new game modes, cross-platform multiplayer and a release date of October 15, 2020.  The two new civilizations are the Inca and the Swedes, which were both considered at one time by Ensemble Studios.  The cross-platform multiplayer is simply between the Microsoft Store and Steam versions of the game, both on PC.  The release date feels aggressive, especially considering that insiders have not tested the game since April.  However, there may have been a select group of insiders who have been testing the game all along.

Thanks to a post by u/BluMaxim on Reddit, we know more about the game from an English translation of an exclusive Gamestar interview. Of all the details shared in the article, the most significant in my mind is that for all game modes except the campaigns, all cards are unlocked.  This will allow players the freedom to experiment with different sets from the first day they play the game and find the card set that works best for their chosen strategy.

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What do you find most interesting or exciting about the reveal of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition?  Please leave a comment below.

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