The PC has seen a renaissance of late as certain franchises that haven't seen any action for years are now getting sequels. The latest is Age of Wonders, which hasn't seen a new game since 2003's Shadow Magic.
Triumph Studios, developers of the original Age of Wonders titles, announced today that Age of Wonders 3 is on track for a PC release later this year. This new game will introduce a number of new features, including the addition of RPG elements.
Explore, expand and exploit a living fantasy world. Discover wondrous locations and gather legendary heroes.
Develop your domain, with many classes having the ability to change terrain and climates to suit your needs.
All new 3D graphics that provide a crisper and more detailed overview of the world and battle maps.
New styles of play are possible with the introduction of RPG style leader classes like warlord, theocrat, rogue and sorcerer, along with a wide selection of specializations.
Command a variety of races. Pick your starting race and shape your people’s destiny using your leader’s unique skills.
A brand-new tactical battle system renders each battlefield and siege in great detail; new rules include flanking and a massive set of special unit abilities.
An epic story campaign with two playable factions; Choose the mighty Commonwealth Empire or join the Court of the High Elves, founded after the reunion of the Dark Elves and Wood Elves.
Compete online in extensive multiplayer modes and scenarios.
High replay value through random maps, difficulty modes and tools allowing user created content.
There's no official release date, but the game will be available in late 2013 on various digital distribution channels. The game will also be getting a limited physical release, but it will probably only be available in Europe.