Age of Empires III Definitive Edition is a real-time strategy video game developed by Tantalus Media and Forgotten Empires and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is a remaster of the original game Age of Empires III, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original. It features significantly improved visuals, a remastered soundtrack, two new game modes, and two new civilizations. It includes all previous expansions from the original game. It was released on October 15, 2020.
Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition with United States Civilization Gameplay
The core gameplay elements are shared heavily with the original but Definitive Edition builds upon it. The remaster includes new 4K Ultra HD graphics, rebuilt 3D assets, improved destruction animations on buildings, a spectator mode, an overhauled and scalable UI, mod support, new server-based online multiplayer with cross-network play, new maps, and remastered sounds and music.
It features two new civilizations: Inca and Swedes with two new game modes: The Art of War and Historical Battles. It includes all previous expansions from the original game (The WarChiefs, The Asian Dynasties).
In Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition The AI was improved, and a new ‘extreme’ difficulty level was added. The number of cheats AI uses in the original game was reduced. The new AI can micromanage now, it’s much better at picking units, reading the map, reading its opponent’s army, making well-rounded army compositions, retreating from lost battles, and hit-and-run tactics on the highest levels.
Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition allows the player to play as eight different civilizations: Spanish, British, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, German, and Ottomans. Each of the eight civilizations has its own strengths and weaknesses and unique units available only to that civilization. Specific units for each civilization are designated Royal Guard units, receiving greater bonuses on the Guard upgrade in the Industrial Age, but at an increased price.
The player can change the name of their Home City, the Explorer name, and is given a pre-named leader from part of the period (for example, Napoleon Bonaparte for the French Colonial Empire, Suleiman the Magnificent for Ottoman Empire, and Ivan the Terrible for the Russian Empire). Each civilization has unique shipments to aid its cultural, economy and military (for example, the Ottomans are able to order a shipment of gold for both them and their teammates).
There are other civilizations of Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition playable via the campaign, which include The Knights of St. John, John Black’s Mercenaries, and the United States of America, which are played as the Spanish, German and British civilizations, respectively, with slight modifications. Non-playable campaign civilizations include the Pirates, Circle of Ossus and Native Americans, although these civilizations are playable using the Scenario Editor.
In Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition Twelve different tribes of Native Americans are in the game as well, but these are not in themselves playable factions. However, players can gain access to unique units and improvements by forming an alliance with the tribes by building a trading post at their camps.
The native tribes of Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition featured are the Aztec, Carib, Cherokee, Comanche, Cree, Inca, Iroquois, Lakota, Maya, Nootka, Seminole, and Tupi. Three of these tribes were made playable in the expansion pack Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs: the Iroquois, Lakota (under the name Sioux) and Aztecs. These civilizations were removed as the smaller, alliance based tribes and were replaced by the Huron, Cheyenne, and Zapotec, respectively. In The Asian Dynasties another three civilizations were added, along with several new native tribes. The civilizations are the Indian, the Japanese, and the Chinese.
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