Patch Update and Notes
Patches 1.12 and 1.04 for Age of Empires III and The WarChiefs have been in both development and testing iterations for the last few weeks. They are big patches, as they contain several fixes, balance changes, and of course, a much requested new feature from the community: custom online multiplayer scenario support. As a result of the size and scale of these patches, we are anticipating that they will be going through at least a few more weeks of testing iterations before they will be ready for release. In the meantime, here are the patch notes for these upcoming updates:
Patch 1.12 Notes | Patch 1.04 Notes
Announcing Age III Gold Edition
Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios™ today announced that the "Age of Empires III® Gold Edition" is headed to store shelves on September 25, 2007 in North America for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.). "Age of Empires III Gold Edition" bundles the exciting "Age of Empires III" and its respective expansion pack, "Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs," for one compelling gaming experience at a great value.
Full Press Release | 07/30/07
New GGL 1v1 Ladder Season
The GGL has started a fresh new ladder for WarChiefs players, with another selection of prizes for the players that rise to the top! This ladder will run until September 9, so there is a limited amount of time to get your games in. Get over there to sign-up and make sure you read the official rules. Good luck!
GGL WarChiefs Ladder | 07/20/07
ESO Server Maintenance 7/18
The ESO servers are going to be taken offline for regularly scheduled maintenance on 7/18 at 11:00am GMT (6:00am CST). Server down time is expected to be approximately 2 hours.
Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve your online experience.
Dakotas Contest Deadline
We'd like to remind fans that are planning to enter our Dakotas Random Map Contest that the deadline is tonight at 11:59pm PT. Your entry will need to be sent in to firstname.lastname@example.org by this time in order to be eligible to win. Let the best map win!
ES_Lemonhead at E3
Brian "Lemonhead" Lemon, the Producer on Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, has been making the rounds at E3 this week. He is demonstrating the new expansion pack for members of the press and has been dropping by our Dynasties forum to let us know how it's all going, and to post a few screenshots to boot.
Asian Dynasties Forum | 07/12/07
Dynasties E3 Trailer
A small movie of about fifty seconds was put together for E3 showing off some gameplay and cutscene footage from Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties! The movie comes in two sizes, and can be downloaded via the links below. We hope you enjoy this brief look at the new civilizations.
Dynasties Box Art Revealed
The official unveiling for Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties box art will be some time tomorrow, a day before the doors open at this year's E3 in LA. We have a sneak peek for you here on Age Community though, the first glimpse of this very cool piece of art.
Dynasties Box Art | 07/09/07
HeavenGames Dynasties Interview
Brian Reynolds of Big Huge Games has taken the time to answer a bunch of questions on the upcoming second expansion pack for Age III, The Asian Dynasties. Head to AOE III Heaven for part one of the scoop, with the second part of the interview coming online later this week!
Reynolds Interview | 07/09/07