Get ready for a fresh dose of fantasy 4X fans, because today Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios officially unveiled Age of Wonders 4. As in the past, Age of Wonders 4 will combine a fantasy setting with 4X strategy and full tactical battles, although this time around players can expect new freedom to customize their own strange creatures and more “storytelling” via an in-depth event system. You can check out a quick teaser trailer for Age of Wonders 4, below.
And here’s a first look at some Age of Wonders 4 gameplay.
Need to know more about Age of Wonders 4? Here are the game’s key features…
- Create the Empire of Your Wildest Fantasies: Craft your followers by combining bodily forms, societal traits and arcane powers. Build anything from a clan of cannibal halflings to mystic moon elves, or recreate your favorite fantasy tropes. Seek powerful tomes of magic to enchant your armies and see your people physically change as they morph into angelic beings or scions of chaos to face their enemies.
- Strategy Meets Role-Playing Like Never Before: Every choice opens up new possibilities and tactical advantages; deep, multilayered strategy allows you to try new tactics or explore new powers at every turn. Tactical turn-based battles bring your armies to life, from skirmishes with roaming monsters to vast sieges with many units on each side!
- Write Your Own Legend: A new event system provides unexpected levels of storytelling for 4X games. See your decisions shape the world around you as you seek glory through brutal domination, cunning alliances, or ultimate arcane knowledge. Your own creations may even appear as potential rivals or allies in subsequent games, as you experience the next chapter in your own story!
- Make Your Mark on a Vast, Reactive World: Explore a new realm in each session - or create your own! Challenge new variations and combinations of locations and features, from frozen wastelands ruled by ice queens to desolated ruins where dragons roam. With a tremendous variety of empires, units, and environments to keep the game endlessly replayable, Age of Wonders is more open-ended - and mod-friendly - than ever before in the series’ history.
Age of Empires 4 launches on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5 (no waiting for a console port this time!) on May 2.