“Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series.
About Age of Wonders III
Age of Wonders III is a 4x turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Dutch developer Triumph Studios. It is the fourth game in the Age of Wonders series, following Age of Wonders, Age of Wonders II: The Wizard’s Throne and Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic released in 1999, 2002, and 2003 respectively. It was released on March 31, 2014 through digital distribution, as well as through retail in select territories for Microsoft Windows. A port to Linux and os x was released on April 14, 2015.
The game is set in a high fantasy fictional setting, where players take the role of a leader to explore the world, interacting with other races and kingdoms, both diplomatically and through warfare while progressively expanding and managing their empire. It features a new graphics engine for the series, in addition to an updated soundtrack. The gameplay has also been updated, featuring a new role-playing style leader class based system and interchangeable choices of strategy and appearances for each playable race. It also supports online and local multiple player modes and a level editor along with a new story driven single player campaign mode.
The soundtrack of the game was composed by Michiel van den Bos, a Dutch musician and disc jockey who had previously worked on Triumph Studios’ past developed titles including Overlord and Overlord II and first game in the Age of Wonders series, in addition to other studios’ games including Unreal Tournament and Deus Ex. Many of the tracks from the original game were remade; Van den Bos noted that the newer technology available has allowed him to create these tracks as they “sounded in his head” when he was working on original Age of Wonders.