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Wednesday, August 9, 2006
MacSoft Announces Age of Empires III
9:03 AM | Tuncer Deniz | 34 comments

Destineer’s MacSoft unit today announced the Macintosh version of Microsoft Game Studios Age of Empires III. The sequel to MacSoft’s second best-selling title ever, and the latest release in the 18-million unit Age of Empires” series, Age of Empires III for Macintosh is scheduled to be available by the end of September, 2006 as a Universal Binary that can be operated natively either on Apple’s Intel-based or PowerPC Macintosh computers.

“Age of Empires III” picks up where “Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings®” left off, as players become one of eight European powers exploring, colonizing, and conquering the New World. Featuring amazing 3D graphics, remarkable Ageia® PhysX® technology, and an innovative Home City feature that lets players “level-up” their evolving home city to strengthen their economy, technology, and military, “Age of Empires III” for Macintosh sets many new standards for real-time strategy games.

Players command rifled infantry as they scatter soldiers and blast buildings with cannon fire. They direct cavalry through the plains, and navigate naval fleets to hold strategic waterways. They explore uncharted territories, grow a booming economy, and form strategic alliances with Native Americans as they stake their claim in the New World.

Destineer’s president, Peter Tamte, claims “this is the dawn of a new age for Macintosh users as we experience the ‘Age of Discovery’ in a new generation of the greatest real-time strategy games ever created.”
IMG has posted a brief first look preview of the game. Be sure to check it out by following the link below. Also look for an Age of Empires III week on IMG in the coming weeks with in-depth hands-on previews, interviews, contests, and more!

Age of Empires III is currently available for pre-order at Macgamestore.com for $49.95.

IMG First Look: Age of Empires III
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