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Age of Empires IV Details to Debut at Franchise Fan Preview Event in April

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Age of Empires is getting a special presentation next month that will celebrate the real-time strategy franchise’s history and unveil more information about Age of Empires IV, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. A blog post on the series’s website offers more information about the Age of Empires: Fan Preview broadcast, which is currently set to premiere at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET on April 10. Microsoft and developer Relic Entertainment will kick off festivities with the half-hour show, and a “limited-time digital experience” will take place on throughout the following week.

As far as what to expect regarding Age of Empires IV, there will be a new look at gameplay, civilizations, campaigns, and more during the Fan Preview. Regarding Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, the post only says that “some exciting news” will be shared.

You can watch the showcase via, Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube, and Bilibili when it airs next month. Until then, watch the special announcement video below.

Age of Empires IV was revealed all the way back in 2017 with Relic, the studio behind the Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War titles, serving as the developer. During Microsoft’s X019 presentation, we got our first look at gameplay.

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