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Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery

December 31st, 2004 by Troy Goodfellow · No Comments · Uncategorized

The forums at Heaven Games are reporting that the new Ensemble Studios game will be on the Age of Discovery, based on the story in this month’s PC Gamer. So the press breaks the exclusive story before Ensemble can announce it on its website.

The game will go from 1500 to 1850 and tell the story of the rise of American civilizations. Other details are leaking out as people read the PCGamer story and tell people what is in it. I hardly ever buy the magazine myself, but I may just do so to check this out.

Frankly, I’m a little surprised. I was expecting another ancient/medieval thing, since that is what they have proven great at. Still this is a mostly unexplored subject for a real time strategy 3H game. Sure, we have GSC’s American Conquest, but it’s really not that good of a game. Ensemble has the talent and the track record to make this work.

I find muskets and cannon less interesting than swords and spears, but I’ll almost certainly get AOE3 when it arrives.


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