we finally know the eight playable civilizations at the launch of the game

One of the games announced having received the most votes during the last E3, Age of Empires IV is revealed a little more, with the reveal of the eight playable civilizations at the launch of the game.

Eight powerful civilizations

If E3 2021 disappointed several viewers, due to the low ad rate, however, let’s admit that some games made eye contact with us. Among them, Elden Ring (announced on the sidelines of E3, and of which we have summarized all the information about it in a very complete article), Following The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild and Age of Empires IV.

True reference in strategy games, the saga Age of Empires therefore returns with a new opus, sixteen years after the release ofAge of Empires III. If the trailer revealed a campaign around the character of Joan of Arc, we had learned a few months earlier that eight civilizations would be playable at the launch of the game. Four of them had already been revealed: Mongols, British, Chinese, Delhi Sultanate.

E3 2021 was an opportunity for Xbox to reveal two other civilizations: the French and the Abbasid Dynasty, a dynasty which ruled the Muslim world from 750 to the Fall of Baghdad in 1258. There remained two civilizations to unveil, which Xbox hastened to reveal, during the Xbox Games Showcase. You can therefore immerse yourself in the Holy Germanic Empire and the Rus of Kiev.

At its launch, four campaigns will be available: the Hundred Years War, the Norman Campaign, the Mongol Empire and the Rise of Moscow. Of course, players can wait future updates and extensions, which will enrich the game, with new civilizations and new campaigns. The game will also revolutionize the gameplay mechanics of the license.

Anyway, at Hitek, we can’t wait to discover this Age of Empires IV, which will take us back to the Middle Ages, a period chosen by the developers for Age of Empires II : The Age of Kings, released in 1999, and in which one could interpret the Celts, Franks, British, Goths, Vikings, Teutons, Saracens, Persians, Turks, Byzantines, Japanese, Chinese and Mongols.

As a reminder, Age of Empires IV will be released on October 28, 2021 on PC. By the way, if you pre-order Age of Empires IV, you will be able to have for free Dawn of the Dukes, l’extension d’Age of Empires II, with two new civilizations: the Bohemians and the Poles.


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