As expected, Microsoft presented the Definitive Edition of Age of Empires 3 at Gamescom 2020 and also announced the release date. The countdown to the start of Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition begins immediately, because the trailer also ushered in the pre-order phase on Steam and in the Microsoft Store. The release date is October 15th, when Age of Empires 3 DE will also be part of the Xbox Game Pass.
Microsoft writes about the announcement of Age of Empires 3 DE:
Attention battle masters and Age fans! The countdown to the start of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition begins today. At gamescom: Opening Night Live, our team showed the official trailer, ushered in the pre-order phase and revealed the final release date on October 15th. We had been toying with the idea of releasing the Age series in a revised form for years. With every subsequent game, we listened to what our fans wanted, learned and refined our approach to create the best Age experience possible. In just a few months, fans will finally complete their collection with Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. And for those who enter the Age battlefields for the first time, they will experience the best possible version of a true strategy classic. This highly optimized experience is the standard by which we measure the "Definitive Edition" of a real cult game.The most brilliant Age everIn Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition you will experience brilliant 4K graphics, revised 3D objects, a modernized user interface, multiplayer with crossplay support, and completely revised audio tracks and soundtracks. In addition to all previously published content, Age III: DE offers two new game modes and two new civilizations exclusively.
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