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X019: Age of Empires 4 is official, and medieval – here’s the first trailer

After over a decade of waiting, a new Age is upon us. After months of hints, Microsoft has finally unveiled Age of Empires 4 with a shiny new gameplay trailer, along with some new details about the return of the classic strategy game. While the Age of Empires 4 release date is still some distance away – nothing confirmed here – there’s plenty here to stoke the fires of your wololo.

It looks absolutely fantastic – massive unit counts, beautiful locations, and a wonderful style. It’s set during the medieval era, and the trailer confirmed two factions: the Mongols and the English. It looks like we can expect some notable siege battles as well – or the base-building mechanics have gotten way more advanced than my memories of Age 2 suggest.

The new studio handling Age of Empires now has a name, too: World’s Edge. The Relic Entertainment logo also appears at the end of the trailer.

Check out the new trailer below.

If you just can’t wait for Age 4, check out our Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition review – the classic is still fantastic, and the new edition is available today.

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