Things are slowly coming to closure. A lot of things still need to be polished but overall, we think we have created a well enjoyable game-experience for everyone to enjoy! Now, the game will be released in December, no exact date is set yet, but it’s most likely going to be towards the end of the month. The rest of that month we’ll fill with previews and online events to spotlight the many people that helped out on the project and to build up the hype a little more 😉
What will be released?
Obviously, Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires! However, the game won’t be 100% complete. We have plans for many more campaigns to be added, but in order not to delay the release any more, we will focus on only a few campaigns at launch. The theme for the launch campaigns will be The Italians. Featuring campaigns where you not only take side of some of the most influential Condottieri in history, but also fight them! Other than that, all the civs will be included & fully functional.
More campaigns will be added later and will be made available through downloadable patches.
When will it be released?
We have many events planned in the run-up to the release. The exact date will probably be known as we go, but at this point, it is still unknown. Expect late December though.
What & when will the first event be?
The first event will be this weekend already! Saturday the 1st of December will be our first AoFE weekend. The focus will be on the new graphics and the AI. Together with the graphical artists, we’ll talk about how they tackled the new units & architecture sets. On Sunday the 2nd, the AIs will be showcased, with an incredible AI match and a challenge for a top player to see how many AIs (level: hard) he will be able to handle.
So make sure to tune in at www.twitch.tv/forgottenempires at 19 GMT on either Saturday, Sunday, or both!