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Age of Empires III

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ensemble Studios

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'Age of Empires III' - v1.08 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 25, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT

Age of Empires III is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

v1.08 balance changes :

  • Heavy Cannons, Great Bombards, and Rockets have less hitpoints and deal less damage against other cannons
  • All archer and skirmisher units gain 1.5x bonus vs ranged cavalry
  • Mayan Holcan Spearmen hand and building damage reduced
  • German Winged Hussars card changed from 12 to 10
  • British manors cost changed to 135 wood.
  • Spanish faster shipment bonus improved.
  • Russian Blockhouses provide 5 population slots.
  • French start with +1 food crate
  • Dutch gather gold from mines 15% faster
  • German War Wagon range reduced from 20 to 16
  • Germans now require slightly more XP before receiving their shipments.
  • Uhlans do slightly less damage vs settlers.
  • Hussars get +10% hitpoints
  • Fortress Age research time increased by 20 seconds
  • Town Center hitpoints reduced to 6500
  • Trading Posts hitpoints reduced to 3000
  • Barracks and stables cost changed to 200 wood.
  • Unit train rates are now based on cost. Cheap units (crossbowmen) train faster than expensive units (cuirassiers).

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