Age of Empires III

Age of Empires III picks up where Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings® left off, as players become one of eight European powers exploring, colonizing, and conquering the New World. Age of Empires III...

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Age of Empires III Demo Impressions

The people over at Gamerswithjobs have played the demo and they have written a article about their view on the demo, the good and the bad so to speak. I was wildly impressed with the environments. Autumn leaves fall from the trees. Turtles swim in ponds, and climb on logs to sun themselves. Smoke from houses and weapon fire, when not glitched, is atmos...

 

Age of Empires III Boomtown AoE3 Preview

These previews are starting to look alike. Although reading another one is never a bad thing to replenish the information you've already forgotten. Here's a little snippet: Ensemble Studios have found in questioning fans of the series that gamers do like a story to latch onto, even within strategy games. The grand historical sweep of Age of Empires III...

 

Age of Empires III Firingsquad AoE3 Preview

Another Age of Empires 3 preview. Here's a little quote: Age of Empires III expands on the economy and city-building concepts, while simplifying the process and adding Age of Mythology flavor. For example, every time the player reaches a new age, he picks a new governor, the way he’d pick a patron god in Age of Mythology. Also gone are resource drop-o...

 

Age of Empires III Another Age of Empires III Preview

Armchairempire.com has written a preview of the upcoming Age of Empires 3. Even though the preview is not that large, it does contain some interesting facts and other information. Take a look at the snippet below. One of the biggest improvements that players can expect to see in this game over its predecessors is how much of a facelift the graphics will...

 

Age of Empires III AoE III Previews - Native American Tribe + Game Units Bio

1UP has put online an article written by Ensemble Studios providing insight on the Lakota tribe, later to be known as the Great Sioux Nation; it will apparently play a prominent role in the game. The article also comes with two exclusive screenshots. Here's a snip: In AOE3, the Lakota are encountered most often on Great Plains and Rockies, and more rarel...

 

Age of Empires III Age of Empires III Preview

Heavengames wrote a very interesting preview of the upcoming Age of Empires 3. Here's a little snippet of the very long article. Combat modes have fairly large implications to battles; defensive mode makes infantry - especially bayonet and spear infantry - more effective against cavalry, trample mode lets French Gendarmes kick the crap out of everyone e...

 

Age of Empires III 3DGamers AoE3 Q&A

There's an Age of Empires III Q&A on 3D Gamers where designer Greg Street shares thoughts on Ensemble's upcoming RTS sequel. To make random maps work, we developed a scripting language similar to what we used on AOK and AOM. This allows designers (rather than programmers) to decide how big a lake is, or how many cliffs to put on a map. Then it's a matt...

 

Age of Empires III Age of Empires III Q&A on GameSpot

The Age of Empires III Q&A on GameSpot chats up Ensemble's Dave Pottinger about the RTS sequel: "We've rebuilt and extended the cinematic systems that we had in Age of Mythology. We liked how big and epic the Age of Mythology campaign turned out. The in-game cinematics were a huge part of that. We've gone even bigger on those things this time around. We've...

 

Age of Empires III AoE3 Article

You’ll play as a western nation that transplants colonists to the New World with the goals of basic survival, wealth, and domination which results in a combination of civilization simulation and real-time strategy combat. Age of Empires III will also excite strategy gamers with new game-play elements, including the concept of a "Home City”. The Home C...