A treat of 90s kids, Microsoft has announced the latest version of classic battle game - Age of Empires IV. Even as the software giant has not given any release date or price in the trailer, the announcement itself is enough to get the fans excited.
The Age of Empires IV comes full 12 years after the third edition of the game which allowed players to raise cities from ancient periods till colonial era.
The first Age of Empires came out in 1997 as a real-time strategy game developed by the now-defunct Ensemble Studios. Players had to guide their troops through the Stone Age to the Classical period, with a follow up in 1999, Age of Empires II, taking the action to the Middle Ages. Age of Empires III was released in 2005.
The latest edition's trailer showed off various periods in history ranging from Ancient Rome to World War II.
The trailer's YouTube description was vague, simply suggesting "to battle through history once more in the latest entry of the landmark Age of Empires franchise."
But what's esciting for fans is that this time the game has beend eveloped by Relic, the studio responsible for the fantastic Dawn of War series of real-time strategy games.
Most likely Age of Empires IV would be compatible only with Windows 10 PC.
Don't be surprised if the game is exclusive to the Windows Store as well.
Watch trailer here:
Fans of the series also have Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to look forward to. This 4K remaster of the original Age of Empires will be released October 19th, and will be available exclusively on the Windows Store in Windows 10.
Watch Age of Empires: Definitive Edition trailer here: