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« on: February 06, 2013, 11:27:49 AM »

Triumph Studios just announced that Age of Wonders 3 will be released this fall for PC. I'm not well-versed enough the series to recognize how it will be different from the old ones. Perhaps the rest of you can help figure it out. smile

From the game's description page:

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Key features include:
  • Explore, expand and exploit a living fantasy world. Discover wondrous locations and gather legendary heroes.
  • Develop your domain, with many classes having the ability to change terrain and climates to suit your needs.
  • All new 3D graphics that provide a crisper and more detailed overview of the world and battle maps.
  • New styles of play are possible with the introduction of RPG style leader classes like warlord, theocrat, rogue and sorcerer, along with a wide selection of specializations.
  • Command a variety of races. Pick your starting race and shape your peopleís destiny using your leaderís unique skills.
  • A brand-new tactical battle system renders each battlefield and siege in great detail; new rules include flanking and a massive set of special unit abilities.
  • An epic story campaign with two playable factions; Choose the mighty Commonwealth Empire or join the Court of the High Elves, founded after the reunion of the Dark Elves and Wood Elves.
  • Compete online in extensive multiplayer modes and scenarios.
  • High replay value through random maps, difficulty modes and tools allowing user created content.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 01:21:09 PM »

This is an unexpected but pleasant surprise.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »

I just found AOW2 in a box in my attic. Was thinking about firing it up again...
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 06:30:49 PM »

Cool.  I think I prefer AoW2 over most of the HOMM titles.  Hope this one will be good.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 07:54:27 PM »

Holy cow! This is fantastic news.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 01:20:35 AM »

turns out one of the funding partners is Notch.

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Turns out the "big partner" helping fund Age of Wonders 3 isn't Epic Games but is Notch, creator of Minecraft, real name Markus Persson.

He's contributed to such a degree that Dutch developer Triumph Studios (Overlord) doesn't need a publisher for Age of Wonders 3, although distribution and co-publishing deals aren't ruled out.

Why is Notch doing this? Because he's a fan of the Age of Wonders series.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 01:11:49 PM »

Here are some new screenshots.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 09:37:30 PM »

delayed until Q1 2014.  Better it be more polished instead of a Disciples 3-like bug fest.
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 09:12:06 PM »

RPGWatch has a very nice-looking video showing off some gameplay.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 01:47:52 AM »

The game-play looks very promising. I watched a combat video that appeared to have the elements that I enjoyed in the previous Age of Wonders Shadow Magic - and I hope there's more to appreciate in every aspect from strategy to tactics.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 04:24:15 AM »

No GTers are playing this one? :o
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 01:25:03 PM »

All of the talk is over at OO...
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 01:28:31 PM »

Quote from: Zaxxon on April 07, 2014, 04:24:15 AM

No GTers are playing this one? :o

I've thought about picking it up, but haven't pulled the trigger.
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 08:17:17 PM »

No time, but after reading some of the Qt3 thread on it I am looking forward to it.  Top of my buy list when I have time/money.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 11:15:59 PM »

I like it!  I loved the original AoW but couldn't get into AoW2 for some reason.  This has pulled me back in completely.  My biggest complaint right now is a bit of a silly one.  The game has a great hero editor but the game forces you to use a premade character in the primary campaigns.  I would feel more connected to the story if it was my own character instead of one that was forced on me.
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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014, 02:11:00 PM »

It's good, will definitely play once I'm not mmo'ing as much.  Loved multiplayer in Shadow whatsamacalled
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« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 12:44:36 AM »

More impressions... likely will grab this one day when it's on sale...
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2014, 03:08:31 AM »

Quote from: Azhag on April 12, 2014, 12:44:36 AM

More impressions... likely will grab this one day when it's on sale...

I've posted more impressions in the OO thread, but the tl;dr version is that I'm loving it. I'm on mission five of the first campaign and am nearing 35 hours played.

Can't. Stop. Playing.
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