Press Release: Age of Wonders III magical locations revealed

Discover the mythical and expansive world of Age of Wonders III, with over 60 unique sites and structures to explore and conquer. 

DELFT, the Netherlands, October 30th 2013 – Triumph Studios, the team behind the Overlord and Age of Wonders series, today reveals detailed information about the many unique locations that players will encounter in Age of Wonders III.

Age of Wonders III is a strategy game in which you, the leader of a fantasy empire, conquer an enormous world filled with a wide variety of locations and fantastical creatures. During your campaigns you will encounter ancient sites and structures that are realized in unprecedented detail for the genre:

  • Explore the world map and discover over 60 legendary sites, ranging from monuments and ancient civilizations to dangerous brigand camps and sunken cities.
  • Each site is visualized in detail using the 3D battle engine, using a combination of hand crafted and procedurally generated elements, such as terrain features and the climate of the site.  Combinations of defending monsters and arcane hazards provide an enormous variety of tactical challenges.
  • Rewards for conquering sites include resources, spells, buffs, rare units and unique hero items. Many of these cannot be acquired by regular in-game research, encouraging the player to explore the world and hunt for unique treasure.
  • Once conquered and part of your domain, most sites keep on giving, generating a steady stream of income or bonuses for your cities and empire. Players must defend these sites to protect them from raiding enemies.

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Plain versions of these screenshots can be found in our gallery.

Age of Wonders 3® has been rated Teen(T) by ESRB and has an estimated Q1 2014 release date on PC. It will be published through digital distribution and brought to retail stores in selected territories. For more information and regular updates please visit www.ageofwonders.com

About Triumph Studios:  Founded in 1997, Triumph Studios B.V. is an independent video game developer and publishing company based in Delft, The Netherlands. Triumph Studios focuses on combining the team’s creativity with its proprietary multi-format Creator EngineTM to forge captivating and unique game experiences. As the original creators of the critically acclaimed Overlord® and Age of Wonders® series, Triumph Studios has a track record in creating games that are innovative, commercially successful, and which lead to demand for multiple sequels.

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  • #12172

    jimmy
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    Discover the mythical and expansive world of Age of Wonders III, with over 60 unique sites and structures to explore and conquer.  DELFT, the Netherla
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    #12185

    TheSpeaker
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    *Froths at the mouth and collapses*

    #12187

    Red Key
    Member

    60! That is not a small number!

    today reveals detailed information about the many unique locations that players will encounter in Age of Wonders III.

    Does this count as the reveal of the detailed information? or is more information being revealed in a separate article, gameplay video, event, etc… ?

    #12188

    Tawni
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    #12189

    lelouch107
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    The little fairies in the mana node are adorable. And that serpent looks SO awesome. I love the mood the ziggurat emits and the monster lair looks really well done. I love the looks for the creatures shown too, looking absolutely fantastic! This has got to be my most looked forward to release since skyrim, amazing job so far devs!(not that I expected any less, your one group I have full confidence in to pull off an amazing game)

    #12190

    mrXD89
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    Really epic. That screens’re so impresive.

    #12191

    Very nice screens indeed. Each site has its own mood and it looks good!

    #12192

    AwesomeLion
    Member

    Sweet. When do we get to pre-order? =p

    #12193

    Lennart Sas
    Keymaster

    Thanks! Its good to see the polish paying off, the artists are playing around with the environment set system to create cool ambiences. Designers are working on custom made location effects that add a twist to fighting on the more powerful locations, like a mana node randomly healing a magical creature per turn.

    Hope to have online pre-order before the end of the years.

    #12194

    Tomipapa
    Member

    Really good pictures, especially the Mana Node!

    #12195

    Thanks! Its good to see the polish paying off, the artists are playing around with the environment set system to create cool ambiences.

    Lennart my friend! So true, never mind the mind blowing amount of work that went into getting all the units in the perfect poses for these screenshots, the actual gfx of these are amazing.

    Tomi is right, the mana node dwarfs the others in epicness (because we have seen things like the other 2 before)
    But i must say that i really like seeing that huge dip in the middle of the golden ziggurat, its pretty big and should allow for some pop up – shoot – pop back down game play ;D

    Adds hope that much more varied heights are going to be in game!! Bring on the cliffs!

    My only concern is how awful the mana nodes world map icon looks in comparison to the amazing in game scene.

    #12196

    do-yeon_kim
    Member

    Thank you for the epic work! I m dying to play the game..
    If I know right, there is a typo in the ziggurat screenshot. Attract was spelled as atract. Others were all fine thank you.

    #12197

    NEHZ
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    “The site is defended by supernatural effects and magical creatures that live in the mana stream.”
    might be easier to read than
    “The site is defended by magical creatures that live in the mana stream and supernatural effects.”
    because in the latter case you can mistake the “and” as refering to an additional place for the creatures to live instead of additional things that defend the site.

    Looks great, the high quantity will keep exploration surprising across mulitple games :)

    #12198

    AwesomeLion
    Member

    Thanks! Its good to see the polish paying off, the artists are playing around with the environment set system to create cool ambiences. Designers are working on custom made location effects that add a twist to fighting on the more powerful locations, like a mana node randomly healing a magical creature per turn.

    Hope to have online pre-order before the end of the years.

    Glad to hear it, you have my money times two. Getting one for me and another for my girlfriend. I’ve also hyped up 3 friends at work and 2 friends outside of work that are sure pre-orders and they are all looking forward to it. Hell, I’d pay twice for access to a january beta XD

    On a side note – You should work on your gaming skills man, I thought I was going to get a 20 min preview of the rogue and you ended up dying in less then 5! =3 Do another! Just.. Better =p

    So looking forward to this, can hardly wait =D

    #12199

    vfxrob
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    The game scenes are really looking amazing the terrain and lighting are really in harmony!

    Love it, the bone bridge, the cool rune things on the ground of the mana node and the titan vs troll! It makes complete sense.

    Like above im getting a few… me, gf, brother and another friend who Ive been telling him it about for months

    #12200

    Tomipapa
    Member

    On a side note – You should work on your gaming skills man, I thought I was going to get a 20 min preview of the rogue and you ended up dying in less then 5! =3 Do another! Just.. Better =p

    That was a terrible accident, everyone knows it. A little mouse scared the horse, and it threw Shnaga off directly onto the blades of the wolf riders. There is no protection against this.

    #12207

    RAU4ever
    Member

    Looks absolutely amazing guys *stare*. No wonder, nothing beats the Dutch :) .

    #12209

    Ice Age
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    I have brought up the question if there will be explorable dungeons in the game a few times befor, and as more and more info is revealed (especially the info about the adventure sites) im more and more convinced that the answer to that question is NO, we wont see the return of explorable dungeons in AOW3.
    And though i would still really like to have explorable dungeons in this game, im not disappointed about it, i think the devs work really hard on giving the treasure sites adventure elements and feeling, like the special TC maps, traps, enchantments and so on… and so far i really like what i see.

    #12210

    BlaneckW
    Member

    All this love, Rainbow Stalin.

    #12211

    extrakun
    Member

    Think there’s a typo for the text of the Mana node – it should be ‘ley lines’ instead of ‘lay lines’.

    #12212

    Arlow
    Member

    i’m all ready dreaming about this game
    thank you for the update

    #12214

    Really sweet. The Ziggurat looks like it should be firing sun beams from the disc at the top. :P

    I wonder how does the “over 60 sites” compare to AoW2/SM.

    #12218

    RedDino
    Member

    OMG! Can´t wait to place all this 60(!) places on a map by myself with the editor! Also can´t wait to explore them in-game!!! That looks really great! And as always: can´t wait, can´t wait,can´t wait,can´t wait,can´t wait,can´t wait….

    #12220

    NayyarRashid
    Member

    i have been reading about the AoW new installment for quite sometime… having played all the three previous games , i was wondering as what happened to the franchise… SO i decided to find out and to my surprise i came accross this website and the wonderfully wonderful Age Of Wonders new upcoming epsiode…. I just want to express my thoughts that so far the game is shaping up nicely and its so satisfying… I just want to know if there is a chance that the game might be released for next gen consoles like PS4 or Xbox One? and there should be more dragons than the ones already mentioned…….

    #12222

    jimmy
    Keymaster

    @NayyarRashid the game is currently planned for PC and Mac. Perhaps later on tablet. PS4/Xbox One not planned yet.

    #12224

    Timstone
    Member

    Absolutely fantasic, can;t wait till I have the game on my HD. :-)

    Nitpicker alarm: it’s Ley Lines (instead of Lay Lines).

    Edit: Woops, saw that Extrakun spotted it as well…

    #12257

    Edi
    Member

    Looks excellent. Will be fantastic to see everything when it’s ready. I don’t usually preorder, but for Age of Wonders 3 it was a foregone conclusion already.

    #12270

    meeber
    Member

    Well that makes two fantastic games coming out next year around the same time, AOW3 and Elder Scrolls Online. And I have played a bit in the beta of ESO and it is awsome too.

    Now I have a delema, choosing which one to play at any given time. :)

    #12295

    mell22
    Member

    Когда уже будет презентация нового класса?

    #12296

    TheSpeaker
    Member

    Когда уже будет презентация нового класса?

    He/she is asking when there will be a presentation of a new class.

    Well, It IS November now, Jimmy ;)

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