- Microsoft reveals new Age of Empires IV videos for the first time since 2019 at the AoE event.
- One new Age of Empires IV video shows the game will include a 1066 Normandy game.
- Another new gameplay video confirms Age of Empires IV will include the Chinese, Mongol, English, and Delhi Sultanate civilizations
- Microsoft has also confirmed new content for the Age of Empires 2 and 3 Definitive Edition games.
Microsoft announced in 2017 it will release a new Age of Empires IV. That news delighted AoE fans who have been waiting for another installment to the series since Microsoft released the third game in 2005.
Now the big M has showcased new Age of Empires 4 gameplay trailers in April 2021.
A new gameplay trailer for AoE IV was somewhat overdue. Fans have been waiting to see another video glimpse of the upcoming game since 2019.
The lack of updates about the game had concerned some fans, who feared Microsoft might have canceled Age of Empires IV.
Therefore, the latest gameplay trailers for Age of Empires IV have been received with some jubilation. One video lasts for almost six minutes and provides the most detailed glimpse of the game yet. You can watch that Age of Empire IV video below.
Premiere footage revealed amazing historical events
That Age of Empires IV trailer shows us empires battling it out across the Dark, Feudal, Castle, Imperial ages. That trailer reveals the game will include Chinese, Mongol, English, and Dehli civilizations. It also shows us that players will be able to place units atop stone walls.
Microsoft also revealed an additional campaign video for Age of Empires IV. That trailer showcases the new Normandy campaign in the game. The Normandy campaign is based on the 1066 England conquest of William the Conqueror.
It is expected that the game will include four campaigns.
Players can join new campaigns to fight off familiar enemies
The new campaigns pay very close attention to historical detail. They are almost like interactive documentaries that include film footage from locations. That film footage is mixed with narration to provide a fascinating insight into the campaigns’ historical events.
However, April’s Age of Empires event was not just about the upcoming AoE 4. Microsoft also revealed new content for Age of Empires 2 and 3 Definitive Edition games. Age of Empires 2: DE will be updated with new co-op battles.
Microsoft will also add new Dawn of Dukes campaigns to AoE 2: DE.
The big M also confirmed new civilizations for Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. It has been confirmed the United States will be one of them. An African expansion for AoE 3: DE is expected to include new African civilizations to play with.
Microsoft stopped short of providing a specific release date for Age of Empires IV at the April AoE event.
It is expected that the big M will release Age of Empires IV in Fall 2021, which amounts to the months of September, October, and November in Europe and North America.
So, there is an awful lot of in-store for Age of Empires fans in 2021 and 2022. It has certainly been a long wait for Age of Empires fans to play a new installment for the series.
Those millions of fans will be hoping Age of Empires IV is worth the wait.