Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition is coming this October

By Joe Robinson 27 Aug 2020 0

Considering how successful Age of Empires I & II’s Definitive Editions have been, it was only a matter of time before Age of Empires 3 received its own Definitive Edition (and, thankfully, it never received an original HD edition so this isn’t a re-re-release).

This and Age of Empires 4 has been at the forefront of our minds in terms of what the franchise has to offer this year, and the release date for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition has just been announced: October 15th, 2020.

The reveal was announced during the GamesCom Opening Night Live show, which is kicking off the new digital-only event that would have taken place in Cologne.

Here’s the trailer that came with the announcement:

The game is available now for pre-order via Steam or the Microsoft Store. It’s also coming to Games Pass for PC. Age of Empires 3: DE is also coming with new content in the form of new game modes - Historical Battles and Art of War Challenges. It will also come with the Inca and Swedish civilisations as new additions along with the usual run of new graphics and improved audio you’d expect from a HD re-release.

There’s a bit more information available on the official reveal page, although one last interesting bit of information regarding pricing:

  • Owners of Age of Empires III: Complete Collection on Steam can pre-order/buy the Definitive Edition at a 25% discount.
  • If you own both Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Steam, you also get the same discount.
  • Xbox Game Pass for PC (beta) and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will receive the same discount for buying the Microsoft Store version of the game.

Finally, Microsoft have announced Age of Empires: Definitive Collection, which is a bundle of all three Definitive Edition games which will be priced at $45.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will release on October 15th and will be priced at $19.99 / £14.99.

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