Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition now has a release date and fans are hyped. According to its developers, the game will hit the shelves on October 15, 2020.
Players of the game can expect improved 3D assets, 4K graphics, boosted UI, multiplayer cross-play, and optimized audio and soundtrack. The game will also feature two new Civilizations and two new game modes only available to the Definitive Edition.
New Game Modes
For the new game modes, a collection of Historical Battles set has been added in the time period that the game covers. There will also be new Art of War challenges which have been a fan favorite from the recent titles. This was feature was added in response to their fan base requests.
For the new civilizations, the original Age of Empires 3 and its DLCs featured 14 civilizations coming across Asia, America, and Europe. In the Definitive Edition, they added two more playable civilizations including The Incas and The Swedes.
Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Adjustments
In this improved version, the developers have made adjustments to the Native American civilization. The developers focused their adjustments on several American interpretations to make the game authentically represent the culture. The developers teamed up with tribal consultants to accurately capture each civilization’s culture, history, and people.
Shaping up to be another great week for @XboxGamePass & @XboxGamePassPC members. Tell Me Why: Chapter One & Hypnospace Outlaw available today, Wasteland 3 releasing tonight/tomorrow, and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (PC) available to pre-install https://t.co/ajIMvi2z3e
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 27, 2020
Fans who want to pre-order Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition can now purchase the game on Steam, Microsoft Store, and even pre-install it on the PC via the Xbox Game Pass. Players who own the original Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection on Steam can purchase the Definitive Edition with a 25% discount.
In addition, players who also own both Age of Empires Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition on Steam will also get a 25% discount.