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Two new trailers have arrived for Age of Empires 4, a brief look at the civilization of the Abbasid dynasty (based on the Abbasid caliphate and the Mamluk sultanate, rulers of the Islamic world for 750 years), their camel riders and the House of Wisdom, and the other showing naval warfare. Neither has much to say about how the game will be played, unless it sure looks like a game you can run on a laptop.
Which isn’t bad, and the buildings look much more detailed than the non-scale units that surround them. Given that most of the time in an RTS you are reduced to a ridiculous degree, the fact that individual models seem basic is not the end of the world. Not that you'd know in the comments sections, which go back over the years with comparisons like "Nice 2010 Graphics," "2006 Graphics Why?" and finally "AoE 3 which was launched in 2005 looked better naval combat than this."
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Age of Empire 4 will be released with eight asymmetric civilizations. In addition to the Abbasid dynasty, you can play as Chinese, English, French, Mongolian, Russian, the Sultanate of Delhi and the Holy Roman Empire. There are four historical campaigns (The Rise of Moscow, The Mongol Empire, Norman Campaign, and 100 Years War) and apparently the 3D terrain will provide advantages to the units on high ground. Also archers can stand on the walls now, which is nice.
Age of Empires 4 will be available on the day Steam and Game Pass for PC starting October 28th.