Age of Empires III: New shots

Fresh batch of images from Ensemble Studios' upcoming RTS

We've conquered and captured a wealth of new shots from the latest instalment of the popular Age of Empires series.

Age of Empires III is set between the 16th and 19th centuries, continuing where its predecessor's - The Age of Kings - timeline finished.

In addition to a change in period, players will also experience an entirely new Home City feature - a capital that can thrive and benefit the player depending on their performance in the New World.

A spruced combat system with realistic physics offers the chance to engage the enemy with blades and gunpowder, while new lighting and shadow effects are used to further enhance the game's visual appeal, which, as you can see from the shots on the right, is certainly looking pleasantly picturesque.

Age of Empires III will be released for PC in winter 2005

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