Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition launches in October & is available to pre-install

By Heidi Nicholas,
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10) will launch on October 15th, as confirmed with the new announce trailer, which also revealed new details about two new civilisations and two new game modes. It's available to pre-order now, and if you'll be playing with Xbox Game Pass for PC, you can pre-install now.


Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10) will add in The Inca and The Swedes as new civilisations, and Historical Battles and The Art of War challenge missions as two new game modes. The Definitive Edition will also feature enhanced audio, 4K ultra HD graphics, and cross-platform multiplayer. The trailer above shows some stunning side-by-side comparisons of how the game has been scaled up for the new editions.

As detailed on the game's site, The Swedes "are a brand new addition to the franchise and cover one of history’s most unlikely great powers: a small European nation which eclipsed all military convention and became a powerhouse on the European battlefields thanks to their innovative military tactics." The Incas, meanwhile, are described as "a more traditional Age of Empires civilisation, covering one of the largest empires in South America, where they constructed mighty stone cities, citadels and palaces."

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Win 10) will launch on October 15th for Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've been a staff writer for TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies since 2019. I love open-worlders, RPGs, and fantasy games, am obsessed with tea, and forever loyal to The Witcher 3 and Red Dead 2.