“The ‘land of opportunity’ provided a new world for people from many nations, creating the famous melting pot of cultures. Expanding from militia forces skilled in skirmishing tactics and marksmanship to a professional army, the United States ensured its independence and impressive road to prosperity.”
In Age of Empires III, the United States is a highly diverse civilization with a wide array of tools from which to choose and create individual strategies, ensuring no match plays out the same. Their unique units, technologies, and Home City cards offer a variety of playstyles, and Federal Cards allow players of the United States to adapt and evolve their deck based on the flow of the match.
- Home City: Washington D. C. (customizable!)
- Can levy Minutemen at regular intervals
- The US General can plant an Inspiring Flag. Nearby military units and buildings inflict more damage and are trained/constructed faster
- The US General can construct Forts instead of Town Centers
- Federate States replace traditional politicians, and add unique cards to the Home City deck over the course of a match
- 6 Settlers
- 3 Crates of Food
- 2 Cords of Wood
- 1 Collection of Books
We’ve added new crate graphics that represent the game’s Experience resource. These Collections of Books contain knowledge that will enable your town to prosper, leading to additional support and backing from your Home City. The United States receives additional Experience in the form of these Book Collections, allowing them to make more effective use of their Federal Cards (see below).
Federal State Age-Ups
Rather than picking politicians or council members to transition from Age to Age, the United States advances by admitting a new federal state to the union! Each state will offer unique, historically-salient benefits to the player that play an important role in the course of the game.
- Each federal state adds two extra cards to your deck.
- Upon reaching the Imperial Age, federal states will have added 8 additional cards to a player’s deck.
- To balance and accommodate for these extra cards, the civilization’s initial deck is smaller.
- In total, the United States can have up to 30 cards at their disposal by the Imperial Age.
Here’s a look at the new federal states available at each Age:
The United States has access to a wide range of unique units in various buildings.
Several units of the United States use new special attacks called “charged abilities.”
- Charged abilities are powerful attacks that are triggered automatically in combat. No hotkey or mouse click necessary!
- Once a charged ability has been used, it needs to recharge over time before it is used again.
- A charged ability is always ready to use for any newly-trained unit.
These abilities are noted below as we take a closer look at the armies of the United States:
Home City Cards
The United States has access to a variety of new cards that will aid you on your path to unity and victory!
- 40 Federal cards unlockable through the Ages with 2 new cards per Age.
- Around 10 more unique cards tailored to regions of the United States.
- Immigrant Cards replace Settler shipments.
- Legion Cards unlock the training of elite units at Forts.
- 2 Factory Wagons are added to the deck upon reaching the Industrial Age.
We’ve picked a few noteworthy examples for cards with a variety of unique behaviors.
In addition to individual unique cards available via the Home City, the United States will also have access to Immigrant Cards: which grant units, bonuses, and select features of other civilizations. Here’s a sample of some of those cards:
Legion Cards allow you to recruit powerful elite units from their Forts. The different Legions are named after their commanders: each of whom made notable contributions during the United States Revolutionary War.
Home City Customizations
Washington D.C.—the Home City of the United States—will also enjoy several new customizations as you play and level up with the civilization.
Unlock the US Civ!
Unlock for Free!
For a limited time, you can unlock the new United States civilization for FREE by completing 50 in-game challenges—each representing a state in the union and ordered by the date they joined the United States!