Age of Empires IV releases in October
Two more civilizations announced as pre-orders begin
Microsoft and Relic have announced that Age of Empires IV is launching on October 28, 2021.
Players will have the choice of the English, Mongols, Chinese and Delhi Sultanate at launch and today’s news also reveals two more civilizations – the Abbasid Dynasty and the French. The Abbasid Dynasty’s focus on technology, powered by their unique landmark, the House of Wisdom, will allow players to choose unique upgrade opportunities. Their unique units include Camel Archers and Riders. The French thrive in trade, with the Chamber of Commerce and Royal Institute landmarks helping strengthen a player’s late game. Royal Knights are one of the civilization’s special units.
Pre-orders are now open for Age of Empires IV on Windows Store and Steam. A Digital Deluxe Edition is available on Steam for fans who want even more, including a digital copy of the game’s soundtrack as well as other exclusive in-game items. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders Age of Empires IV will receive the upcoming DLC for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Dawn of the Dukes, when it launches in August. The game will also be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on the day of release.