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Age of Empires IV launches October 28th, available for Pre-order Now!


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The Age of Empires team is thrilled to announce a celebration of the franchise with a new event: the Age of Empires: Fan Preview. The event begins with a special, half-hour broadcast starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 10, which will be streamed live on AgeofEmpires.com, Twitch, Facebook Live, the Xbox YouTube channel, and Bilibili for our fans in China! Following the broadcast, we will open a limited-time digital experience on AgeofEmpires.com to continue celebrating with the community for the week to follow.

Whilst we don’t want to spoil everything we have in store, we know that you’ve been eager for more glimpses of Age of Empires IV since the first trailer at X019. Our broadcast will include a new look at gameplay, civilizations, campaigns, and more for you to enjoy! We will also be sharing some exciting news for our Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition players, as well.

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Since the release of Age of Empires over 20 years ago, the franchise has grown to support a worldwide community of players with a shared love of real-time strategy. Over the last three years, we’ve delighted seasoned players and new fans alike with the Definitive Editions of Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, and Age of Empires III: projects which were made possible thanks to the feedback and passion of the community. We are so proud to have such an energetic, dedicated fanbase at the foundation of our community.

…and with the Definitive Editions in the hands of players, there’s a new era on the horizon…

The community has been the driving force behind this amazing franchise and fueled its evolution for more than two decades; now it’s time to celebrate with an event built for YOU!

So, mark your calendars:

April 10 @ 9 a.m. PT /12 p.m. ET / 16:00 UTC / 18:00 CEST

Then garrison yourself in your Town Center, gather your snacks, and get HYPED for all the Age of Empires news, content reveals, and surprises on the way. We’ll talk more about the event as we get closer, as well as where you can tune in when it’s time to make history!

We can’t wait to see you this April!

Want to stay in the know?

Keep a close eye on AgeofEmpires.com and on our official social channels!

Discuss of 94 comments

  • mbrodeur819 May 23, 2021
    i want the beta !!!!! plz!!!
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  • kaigow April 13, 2021
    It's like a warm welcome home 😎👍
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  • vinifrss April 13, 2021
    We want the all-important Ottoman Empire in AoE 4... with lots of Great Bombard, early Janissary, Spahi... Unique tolerance, multireligion, multicultural ability
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    • oodler1 May 2, 2021
      no ottoman :( They only could pick 8 civs so probably Ottoman will come later
  • mrx13415 April 12, 2021
    test
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  • lord-dmc April 12, 2021
    Looking good. Not sure about the arrows though. Some textures need a polish too. I haven’t tried the remastered stuff yet but I’ve owned and play all 3 games and age of mythology.
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  • paternalbirch4 April 11, 2021
    tôi muốn một phiên bản Age of Empires có đồ họa đẹp như Age of Empires IV nhưng tính năng và các chơi như phiên bản cũ mà các Game thủ Việt Nam đang chơi khi đã thành huyền thoại thì không lên thay đổi chỉ lên làm cho nó đẹp hơn lên bằng chứng là ở Việt Nam vẫn chơi Bản cũ mặc dù có nhiều phiên bản mới ra
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  • hello-arko April 10, 2021
    Yo, the mass conversions using relics is extremely intriguing.
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  • insurgent-91 April 10, 2021
    i'm looking forward and i hope we gonna have a good News
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  • bestial-ruler April 10, 2021
    IDK abt cartoony, but I am excited as Hell for it! Tuning in for Live Stream!
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  • mumblesh April 10, 2021
    I don't think "cartoon" is the best way to describe it. Aoe/2 was stylised, due to technology constraints. This game is never going to be Total War realistic, so get that idea out of your head. It will be stylistic in a similar vain as the original and as long as it has the right level of clarity and a general mature appeal, it will meet the brief (this ain't The Settlers). I think the way they are approaching the visuals is something that can seem quite clear as to what's going on without too much zooming in and out. I get the get the concern, but I wouldn't worry. It looks as "realistic" visually as Company of Heroes was representing WWII. I must point out, my pet hate is adults with rose-tinted specs on asking for something but forgetting it's not just about them anymore. New fans are born where old fans die.
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  • dweltlotus83922 April 9, 2021
    AOE OF EMPIERS IV is comming soon
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  • breton-gaming April 9, 2021
    nice
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  • mert-3 April 9, 2021
    R11 <3
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  • gallonidas April 9, 2021
    And still Arquebus don't work properly... bc the projectile speed is too low for bullets.
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  • the-shrubber April 8, 2021
    Soon
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  • cosytrain87 April 8, 2021
    I don´t like the cartoony style at all. It´s not Age of Empires, it´s actually an strategy movile game. And it´s not only about the colours.
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    • gallonidas April 9, 2021
      I follow you... IDK if the devs see previous games as being very cartoony. Well, many of us don't... And I'd prefer it NOT to become very cartoony. Likely it's just a matter of some filters for the textures... models seems very flexible...
    • kyosukezinho April 9, 2021
      I actually really liked it x)
  • lilttleknight07 April 8, 2021
    Still waiting for the editor improvements especially the Home city deck builder to work!
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    • wolfie2g April 9, 2021
      yes!! they must update the editor in AOE3
  • imf-face-man April 7, 2021
    What are you going to do about the cheaters? How are we going to be able to find level opponents and not sneaky ones who have low ranks?
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  • mrmerlin April 7, 2021
    Aoe4 i'm sure will have less cartoony graphics than in the trailer... lots of game trailers over saturate there video, this is make the game stand out.
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  • combocookie April 7, 2021
    WOLOLO
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  • alex-green April 6, 2021
    Schedule for Santiago de Chile?
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  • dacsol April 6, 2021
    A vr & retro feature would be awesome where you could play the game in fps and vr or in the original mode like age of empires 2
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  • legrangeneral April 6, 2021
    WHENRLS?
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  • lmaolycan April 6, 2021
    nice, so excited finally for age of empires 4, been waiting over a decade for it!
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  • renatoruass April 6, 2021
    🏰 FAN !
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  • mtmtmt12345 April 5, 2021
    This is the AOE 1 DE Link. You all were asking dor it --> https://www.ageofempires.com/buy-now#Age_of_Empires_Definitive_Edition
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    • mtmtmt12345 April 5, 2021
      *for
  • thejudgemclean April 4, 2021
    I'd like to see an AoE version of the American Civil War.
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  • jinja April 3, 2021
    i hope to god one of the game developers reads this. why did you make age of empires 4 look so cartoony. part of what made age of empires 2 so good was that it kind of looked real. as bad as the graphics were its better than what im im seeing in age of empires 4. dont go the route of cheesy graphics. even the way the definitive addition horses move seems so fake and cheesy. we com here to play age of empires not cartoon empires or world of warcraft. take a leaf out of kojimas book and make it look gritty. realism will make this game far more than anything else. infact the limitations of graphics at the time is probably what helped make the game so great. also do we really need to see all the health icons on the screen like its world of warcraft. i hope to god theres an menu option to remove this. looks tacky. yeah youre you and im a nobody. but if you want this game to be what it was. which was the greatest game of its time. stop trying to emulate other games and start expanding on what made age of empires so great in the first place. the way the mounted units look when moving around is more annoying than watching dora the explora on acid. its these little details you really need to iron out in the beta test dude. if it aint broken dont fix it
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    • ibubblei April 4, 2021
      @kgeo752. they should. but they also should have in 2019 when they released the trailer. a lot of people think the game looks cartoony. And the sheep responses will always be:"Aoeo looks cartoony not aoe4". What they dont get is that we are talking about the art direction/ art style that is clearly looking like duplo or legos.
    • kgeo752 April 3, 2021
      I bet they totally throw out everything they’ve designed over the last few years and go back to the drawing board based on your comment.
  • elge001 April 1, 2021
    Do we have to subscribe something if we are gamepass ultimate??
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  • briskmoon31 April 1, 2021
    AOE4 looks so cartoonish. I still love AoE 1 more than any other game in the entire franchise. More single player campaigns in AoE1 DE would be really great.
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  • jake13991 April 1, 2021
    The more I see of Age IV, the more I see a Disney World view of the Middle Ages.
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    • stereoquasar163 April 1, 2021
      and thats good
  • akunosh March 30, 2021
    AOE I DE DESERVES MORE LOVE WE WANT MORE LOVE FOR AOE 1
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    • floosworld April 6, 2021
      Actually yes. AoE 1 needs more love.
    • stereoquasar163 March 31, 2021
      actually no we dont
  • lordx101 March 30, 2021
    Please make some new announcements or AoE I DE as well - that is the original that spawned and gave birth to the entire franchise. AoE I DE deserve more love.
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  • badlogic March 29, 2021
    Please release all age of empires on xbox console, if we can plug mouse and keyboard why not? It's the thing holding me buying an xbox console.
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    • g34r-eliu March 31, 2021
      Não entendo porque eles não fazem isso. Seria muito bom se o AGE fosse liberado no Xbox, já que o console aceita mouse e teclado.
  • thedreamingfox March 28, 2021
    🏰🛖👨🏼‍🦯 🦮
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  • unshodtrout1220 March 27, 2021
    ok
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  • virtuosoacorn26 March 27, 2021
    Why I can not play age of empire 4 beta ?
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  • cyrnian March 27, 2021
    Does it mean it will be released at this date?
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    • webjose March 27, 2021
      Nope. Not at all. It hasn't even gone through beta yet. Is just a preview and maybe some VIP insiders opportunity to do early feedback, but actual release date will most likely be in 1 year.
  • tiptoeplayer900 March 27, 2021
    I think it would be interesting to increase the effect of collecting resource boxes on the "Morning Star" card, but what about?
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  • wvuadam March 26, 2021
    I hope theres an announcement for Age of empires 2 for Xbox considering it was on PS2 back in the day.
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    • webjose March 27, 2021
      No way! Was it really available for PS2? That's amazing. I would have never imagined. I'd like to have it in my XBox One.
  • sonicmiller March 26, 2021
    YEE NEE NEEEE
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  • count-van-viper March 24, 2021
    Will there Be a redo / Upgrade of Age of Mythology ?
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  • boujee-daddy March 24, 2021
    Can’t wait!!
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  • i-red-lion March 23, 2021
    Finally :)
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  • daybeatle443313 March 22, 2021
    this is my day take care
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  • lamichhanep March 21, 2021
    can't wait!!!
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  • lamichhanep March 21, 2021
    hell yeah!
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  • shadyjase85 March 20, 2021
    So excited for this!
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  • terrys1 March 20, 2021
    This is great! Are there gonna beta invites for this game?
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  • honourable-man March 20, 2021
    t90 brought me here
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  • darth-vader-tc March 19, 2021
    This is awesome
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  • bigspiffo March 19, 2021
    Make match making skill based so the average player like me actually has a chance!! My only request I know the game will be great otherwise.
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  • artemisia7 March 19, 2021
    What about Age of Mythology? A Definitive Edition for that would be amazing!
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  • stereoquasar163 March 19, 2021
    partition india in AOE 2 DE please
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    • mutylator March 22, 2021
      Partition Slavs in AOE 2 DE please. The Slavs present in the game represent only Kievan Ruthenia... Poles, Czechs, Serbs, Croats and many many Slavic nations are left out of this game. I am for crushing the umbrella civs: Slavs, Spanish, Chinese and Indians. And the creation of new civs: Germans (Teutons, typically Teutonic Knights), Romanians, Georgians and more.
  • luminousbat543 March 19, 2021
    I love the minimalist and clean UI, giving more emphasis to the actual game and reduce the screen real estate the UI takes up. The textures do need a little bit of work it could also be YouTube Compresshion but the model units are feeling kind of cartoon-like.
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  • aoron March 19, 2021
    Why do not you put the Arabic language, I ask you to put the Arabic language, because the game is global among Arabs. Thank you
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    • mtmtmt12345 April 5, 2021
      More people speak English than Arab.
  • android March 19, 2021
    The UI needs more work IMO. While I appreciate the clarity, it looks a little... bland. Previous instalments had more elaborate materials and outlines in their UIs (and portrait icons). Also, why is the resources box on the left (with plenty of blank space) taller than the center box? That said, I love what we've seen so far and I'm hyped for April 10th!!!
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  • fabio-le-poisson March 19, 2021
    Let's go !
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  • kouzia March 19, 2021
    This sounds exciting ,can't wait!!
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  • lordxoom March 18, 2021
    This sounds very exciting, good work guys!
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  • bruno-rev March 18, 2021
    The wonder is about to finish its construction. Can't wait!!!
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  • zenzzyzx March 18, 2021
    Can't wait!! Was it just me or did anyone get fun chills when that war horn would sound?
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  • reyjaguars March 18, 2021
    OMG.... Yes... I can't wait
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  • cowfoot March 18, 2021
    I have been waiting for this actually in depth info on AOE4 since it first was rumored a half decade since! Now it is almost there - I CAN'T WAIT AND IM SO EXCITED!!!
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  • mistermbbs March 18, 2021
    YAASS!
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  • celtickeeper March 18, 2021
    Please make exclusively visual mods not trigger the ''Achievements have been disabled because cheat codes were used.'' blocking system. I want to be able to get all achievements (Steam Achievements as well as event achievements/rewards) when using a visual dataset mod.
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  • goku-exe March 18, 2021
    Please add in game voice chat.... Like push to talk sort of stuff
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  • rakovskii March 18, 2021
    Congratulations on your DE series! I hope that you will let Scenario Editors add in maps into their Instruction Screens in AOE:DE like they can in AOE1 (CD version)
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  • apzyx6 March 18, 2021
    ¿HoloHelment or HoloLens? =)
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  • notnsane March 18, 2021
    kind of a shame that there isn't any mention of the DE version for Age of Mythologies
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  • celtickeeper March 18, 2021
    What I desire to see in the future for DE2: Civs to be added: Polish Armenia Georgia Taino Tibetans Polynesians Congolese Empire Kanhem-Bornu Empire Kingdom of Zimbabwe/Mutapa/ Shona People Kingdom of Ghana Songhai Empire. Please make event trophies civ specific. I don’t want to choose only one trophy for all of my civ TCs. I want to have the Steppe cav archer trophy for all the steppe tribes, the Turkish Bombard trophy for the Turks only, The Teutonic Knight trophy for the Teutons and so on. I want events celebrating the cultures of each civ. For instance a ME civ event that includes rewards such as all dark age houses become Berber tents for ME civs, all ME trade carts become camels with baskets attached to them containing spices, silks and rugs. Add a reward that allows all ME civs cavaliers to look like the AoE3 Mameluke cav found in the Saloon. Make a civ event for the japanese that allows each reward to unlock a AoE3 Japanese unit such as the Yumi archer line added to Aoe2, the Samuri line added to aoe 2 , make the AoE3 Ninja the AoE2 Japanese champion as well as the entire cavalry line. It will be perfect for civ event rewards. Units to be ported from AoE3 DE: Mamluke for ME cav All the Japanese, Inca and Aztec units, Spanish pike line, some Chinese units, the Mayan spearman for the AoE2 Maya halb and many more! Perhaps add a technology called Falconry that adds +1 LOS to knights. Please give the Chinese and Koreans their own Castle Architecture, the Japanese castle really doesn't do them justice. If you really want to connect AOE2 to events of today, give us a Plague event, with rewards such as a ''Plague doctor'' Profile Icon and give the Mongols a unique tech (Biological Warfare) that allows their trebuchets to slowly drain the HP of any unit located within 3 squares of the impact point by 1 HP per second for 10 seconds. Depicting how the Mongols flung rotting ,plague ridden corpses into enemy cities to infect the besieged. For Japanese. Add a Japaneseunit into the barracks , a ninja , that is invisible to the enemy on the mini map. Pop limit of 10 . Current civ alterations. Vikings. Have Vikings lose free hand cart but instead have their longboats be able to attack as well as transport units (loses transport ships) and gift them cheap trash units. African ,Mezzo, African and mezzo civs should only have canoe navies. Able to fire arrows ,fast ,agile and only using 0.5 pop space but they don't have access to Gally line ,nor fire ships, nor cannon. Gallons. All canoes can carry/transport 3-5 units. Byzantines. Change civ unique tech 1 to : Justinian Reforms - Sword line +1 Melee armour. Enables the technology of Varangian Guard in Imperial age. In Imperial age , Byzanitne army gain access to a special unit in the Barracks called the Varangian Guard. - Expensive , slow moving but difficult to convert. (Highly loyal guards of the Emperor) Unique tech 2 remains Logistica. Lose Hand cannoneer. Trash becomes more expensive but Civ gets free wheel burrow and free hand cart. Region specific Random map options. Please provide us with an OPTIONAL setting where you can select specific random map biomes based on region , for instance: Arabia- Desert or Grass Black forest: Oak forest (Northern European), Pine forest, Autumn , Winter (Snow) Costal: Oak forest, Pine forest, Bamboo, Autumn, Cyprus trees (Grecko),Winter(Snow)Dessert,Jungle Mediteranian: Oak forest, Pine forest, Bamboo, Autumn, Cyprus trees (Grecko),Winter(Snow) Rivers: Oak forest,Pine forest, Bamboo, Autumn, Cyprus trees (Grecko),Winter(Snow),Dessert,Jungle Gold Rush: Oak forest,Pine forest, Bamboo, Autumn, Cyprus trees (Grecko),Winter(Snow),Dessert,Jungle And so forth. This option should be togolable in the options section for those whom do not wish to use this.
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    • steelwarrior848 April 10, 2021
      Nice comment. But I think they should put this effort in AOE4 instead of the DE's. So all players from AOE 1+2+3 are happy, playing AOE4 in long-term.
    • goku-exe March 18, 2021
      What about giving the feature to export recording to ##### ## add rewind button so that we can go back 5 seconds instead of playing the record from start...
    • goku-exe March 18, 2021
      Wow man... U really made the effort to put all that into text...Amazing job man... Forgotten Kindom should hire u..(no joke intended)... Hats off to you
    • rakovskii March 18, 2021
      Because it was too long. (joke) ______________________________________________________________ Actual answer: It always does that AFAIK.
    • celtickeeper March 18, 2021
      Wow, I did write it in paragraph form..why did it bunch all of it together??!!
  • ajbadenhorst March 18, 2021
    We need AOE on the xbox series X!! Please😎
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  • xinbigo March 18, 2021
    I need Age of Empires IV on Xbox Series, please ♥️
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  • bossbucket54458 March 18, 2021
    How about Irish or Norse-Irish for AoE II DE? Would love to take Gallowglass and Kern units into action!
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    • celtickeeper March 18, 2021
      See Celts and Vikings
  • dschirge March 18, 2021
    Please AOM DE as well and new AOE 1 updates!
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  • soldeo March 18, 2021
    Need some love for AoE 1 DE as well.
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    • celtickeeper March 18, 2021
      Agreed. Requirements for DE1 : More civs such as: Parthians Nubians Israelites Philistines Celts Gaulls Germania Greater Zimbabwe Peoples from the Indus valley. Uniqe unit for each civ. Similar to AoE2. Implementation of Land trade, trade caravans, trade routes. Preferably camels with empty baskets that returns on the trade route with full baskets. Greek tech tree, could we please add the sword line for the Greeks, at least up to long sword? Reduce their siege capabilities and enable the sword line please. Add gates to city walls! Thank you for this still amazing game.
  • ketsu0147 March 18, 2021
    Why only bilibili? not every AOE fan in China use that web
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  • aboxy March 18, 2021
    NEXT, AOM:DE and AOM2 please!!!!!
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  • enragedpython86 March 18, 2021
    i am a fan from the first game i never immagind it would be popular
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  • trandung601 March 17, 2021
    I love AOE 2 de
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  • yuukikazuto04 March 17, 2021
    Boi,lets go AOE IV and AOE II big updates ! <3
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  • the1ducktape March 17, 2021
    Hell Yeah. So awesome to have this near my Birthday This has been my favourite franchise and I'm so glad it has been
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  • peachape5290960 March 17, 2021
    I'm very happy for AOE4.But i want say……AOM:DE PLZ!!!!!
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  • marthafolter March 17, 2021
    Nobody remembers age of mythology!???!we need the definitive edition of it!!!
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  • malerexperte836 March 17, 2021
    Yeah Age IV. and Age III. DLC please XD
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  • idinow March 17, 2021
    They won't even finish AOE 1? Not even a bug fix patch?
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  • idinow March 17, 2021
    I am very excited about the announcement of AOE4! Finally we will see a little more. But it bothers me that they have excluded AOE1. AOE2 has already received an expansion and AOE3 is practically new. It was the opportunity to do something with the first game.
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  • exemptedscarf68 March 17, 2021
    A deep look on Age of Empires IV? FINALLY! I have been waiting so long for this! But why nothing for the first Age of Empires? If you aren't intending to add anything new for it, please, give the fans an answer! You have done already a so amazing job at the new twists on the gameplay, the graphics and the new soundtrack...
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  • cs-money-bielzin March 17, 2021
    WO LO LO!
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  • utilityrex55094 March 17, 2021
    Wololooo...!!
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  • decius-flavius March 17, 2021
    Why no Age of Empires 1 DE :( Otherwise great announcement!
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    • kgbcrazy March 17, 2021
      Agreed.
  • xivdarkdays March 17, 2021
    Oh my godness, it's happening.
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    • xivdarkdays March 17, 2021
      Wait a moment, surprising reveals for everything but the first Age of Empires? What kind of bullying is that? ;(
  • darkkaelion March 17, 2021
    Yes very good news
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  • soldeo March 17, 2021
    Where is Age of Empires 1 though? 11 Anyways wishing all the best for the event. Can't wait, HYPE!!!
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    • kgbcrazy March 17, 2021
      Yes, i also missed an aoe 1 mention.

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