Pre-Orders start on Steam & GoG + New Video + Release March 31st!

Now, after more than 3 years of development and more than 10 years of waiting from the fans, Triumph Studios is ready to confirm the release date for Age of Wonders III: March 31st!
Pre-orders have started at Steam and GOG.com and at retail in select territories. We have a Digital Regular and Deluxe Edition available. The latter adds the truly epic Dragon’s Throne scenario and a fabulous two hour soundtrack; don’t miss out on this! And we have added a free pre-order gift: The Elven Resurgence scenario, which takes the series’ back to its roots in the ancient Heartwood Forest.

Pre-order now at Steam and GoG via our Shop page.

To celebrate, we have a brand new Official Gameplay Trailer showing all the game’s leader classes in action, in case you weren’t sold already! 🙂

Thanks for your support!
-The Triumph Team

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  • #37510

    v8man
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Gyor wrote:</div>
    What’s better GOG or Steam, what’s the pro or cons?

    GOG is DRM-free, Steam isn’t (i.e. I believe you need an internet connection and a Steam account to play it). GOG offers compensation for regional pricing, Steam doesn’t. While I can’t say for sure yet, I believe Steam will likely offer more convenient matchmaking services with other Steam users you’re friends with. The Steam version will allow you to access the Steam overlay while playing (I’m assuming). As mentioned above, the GOG version may come with some bonus content that the Steam version doesn’t have.

    At the end of the day, there isn’t a massive difference. I’m going with GOG to support that website (and out of a rooted objection to DRM) but really it’s a toss-up.

    ^Yes, what he said. I strongly urge people to buy the GOG.com version, which I’m going to get. Their no-DRM philosophy is almost worth the purchase alone. And I applause the AoW3 developers for publishing with GOG. They need more top releases and good publicity like this.

    #37513

    OneoftheLost
    Member

    Praise to Triumph!

    My first game shall be a Human Theocrat in honor of the holy gift that is being bestowed upon us! 😉

    Really though, THANK YOU. The release date + system specs really allows me to finance and figure out what I will need to get this gem of a game. I love Shadow Magic and I am beyond excited about this game. This may be the only new game I buy this year.

    New video card, psu, and Age of Wonders 3 Deluxe from GoG.com will be this year’s birthday present to myself!

    #37516

    This is wonderful news. Congratulations on completing the game and my hopes for an enormously successful release. I’ve been following this series since seeing an ad for World of Wonders in an old Epic catalog in the mid-90s, was overjoyed to hear you were returning to it, and am still in stunned disbelief that a sequel is really coming out. Best wishes to you all.

    Wait…your name sounds really really familiar….

    #37569

    Sen
    Member

    You guys are super team. I am happy to buy Deluxe version of the game and all I recommend to do it. You deserve a lot more actually. You saved the game universe, and not let it die. 10 years of waiting, and I’m sure it will not be “duke nukem Forever” and an excellent continuation of the great game.

    #37580

    Edi
    Member

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Vykromond wrote:</div>
    This is wonderful news. Congratulations on completing the game and my hopes for an enormously successful release. I’ve been following this series since seeing an ad for World of Wonders in an old Epic catalog in the mid-90s, was overjoyed to hear you were returning to it, and am still in stunned disbelief that a sequel is really coming out. Best wishes to you all.

    Wait…your name sounds really really familiar….

    It should, since he is one of the old timers from AoW1 beta demo days and one of the long time Lifeliners before we all drifted our separate ways. 🙂

    #37818

    Yeah I thought so…

    wow…

    welcome back Vykromond.

    #37827

    We really need the NDA lifted, so we can better inform ourselves before purchasing (a fantasy TBS fanatic like me will buy automatically, but it would help enlighten a lot of folks on the fence).

    Maybe the folks on the fence should know that, for what I read in the beta forums, most of the beta testers are trying to pre-order the game 🙂

    And I say *trying* and not *pre-ordered* because there’s an issue with Steam and the beta accounts that make Steam think we already own the game.

    I think that’s a good indication of what we think is the quality of this game 😉

    #37830

    Epaminondas
    Member

    I think that’s a good indication of what we think is the quality of this game ;)

    Tastes differ though; and hence people need to see for themselves. For instance, most guys think big boobs and big hips are attractive; I prefer “narrower” 😉

    #37862

    I like both, depends on my mood.

    proportion is most important…

    #37888

    Jayaris
    Member

    Is there going to be a boxed version?

    #38026

    4verse
    Member

    they want me to pay full price for pre-order? why should i do that in the first place? i don’t get no bonus by giving them my money beforehand (no, some pictures do not count as bonus); on the contrary, i take on risk actually.

    thx, i’ll pass. for this price i will wait for the first review and then wait till the next steam sale (or the one after when price is at a reasonable level.

    #38033

    Epaminondas
    Member

    US 40 dollars is hardly an “unreasonable” price, given the value you will likely get out of it.

    #38075

    Edi
    Member

    Most definitely not an unreasonable price. There is one game I once bought for three euros in a discount bin and even now, years after tossing the CD to the trash bin, I still kick myself for that decision. Then there are other games I paid up to 60 euros without batting an eye and still think it was an excellent deal.

    AoW3 is right in the latter category. It has a solid core that lends itself to replayability for months or years (more likely). Maybe not quite to the degree that Dominions does, but more than any other titles in the genre that I know of. If it does well enough, DLC expansion packs with new classes and races will make it even more so. I’d expected to pay up to 60 euros for this. That it’s only 62 dollars for the Deluxe Edition, I don’t mind at all.

    If they ever make a boxed set with a cloth map of Athla, I’ll happily buy that too.

    #38103

    UNOwen
    Member

    I really want to preorder this, and I certainly will, one way or another, but I prefer retail over digital. Where can I find information in which regions there will be a deluxe retail version? (I live in Belgium)

    On a different note, I loved the music in the video! I’ve always been more of a music person than a looks person. My compliments to the composer! (Again!)

    Can’t wait untill I can finally shut myself in my room and play nonstop!

    #38233

    vfxrob
    Member

    Wish you the best with the release Triumph!

    Orc musketeers resting after a hard day (turn) of kicking sylvian court scums butt.

    #38262

    ffbj
    Member

    Welcome back Vykromond.
    Yep fire up the way back machine…cause we are going way back.

    #38264

    ffbj
    Member

    *Sniff. He wrote the very first review on any of my maps, and part of the reason it kept me going to produce many more. Here is what he wrote about Necrophose:
    Vykromond
    Posted on 05/03/01 @ 12:00 AM View Profile Edit Post
    Rating
    4.2
    Breakdown
    Playability 4.0
    Balance 4.0
    Creativity 5.0
    Map Design 4.0
    Story/Instructions 4.0
    A very different FFBJ map, and a great one to boot! Very playable, with a few balance imperceptions. Overall rank 4.2. Playability: 4 Balance: 4 Creativity: 5 Map Design: 4 Story: 4

    Thanks.

    #38353

    Slayermicha
    Member

    I would know if there is an Retail-Deluxe Version, and if can i activate it on Steam. I hope so, it where be nice to have all Age Of Wonders Parts as Special Retail.

    MfG Slayermicha

    #38581

    Andysaurus
    Member

    Currently neither Amozon.com or Amozon.co.uk are offering the Hard Copy. Personally I always want a printed edition of the instruction manual – I HATE ELECTRONIC MANUALS – not to mention the huge download time associated with Steam and other non hard copy based stuff. Needless to say I am also antisocial and paranoid (like all good human dragon hybrids) and prefer not to be involved with any sort of remote connection I have no say over.

    #38586

    Low_K
    Member

    Currently neither Amozon.com or Amozon.co.uk are offering the Hard Copy. Personally I always want a printed edition of the instruction manual – I HATE ELECTRONIC MANUALS – not to mention the huge download time associated with Steam and other non hard copy based stuff. Needless to say I am also antisocial and paranoid (like all good human dragon hybrids) and prefer not to be involved with any sort of remote connection I have no say over.

    Paranoid? you do know the NSA knows everything about you right? 😛

    Seriously; I think even when you get a hard-copy, the game disk just has either a code to use with Steam or some files and activation on Steam (maybe even updates). I think either way, you need Steam.

    The digital manual is printable so you could get that one in paper too.

    But yeah, I too want a physical edition, the Special Edition that is, so +1 regarding the Hard Copy part 🙂

    Kind regards,

    Low

    #38598

    Andysaurus
    Member

    <DIV class=d4p-bbt-quote-title>Andysaurus wrote:</DIV>
    <P>Paranoid? you do know the NSA knows everything about you right?</P>
    <P>Seriously; I think even when you get a hard-copy, the game disk just has either a code to use with Steam or some files and activation on Steam (maybe even updates). I think either way, you need Steam.</P>
    <P>The digital manual is printable so you could get that one in paper too.</P>
    <P>But yeah, I too want a physical edition, the Special Edition that is, so +1 regarding the Hard Copy part :) </P>
    <P>Kind regards,</P>
    <P>Low</P>

    The NSA vermin, well things are a little better here in Albion – but not much. Never trust anyone arguing for security, they are on the same leval as honest politicians, bankers and used car salesmen.

    Sure – I have Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas, and they need Steam activation, but at least they will then run without ever needed to connect to the remote connection again.

    Print out the whole manual – no thanks, that gives crap results

    #38825

    unswerving
    Member

    “Seriously; I think even when you get a hard-copy, the game disk just has either a code to use with Steam or some files and activation on Steam (maybe even updates). I think either way, you need Steam.”

    Can we get any kind of confirmation on this? I despise that Steam made it impossible for me to keep playing HL2, one of my favorite games that I own a physical copy of and had played for years, without an active Steam connection and the whole attitude from the people at Steam that led them to pull that garbage, so I am not interested in a Steam version of anything ever. I also much prefer to have a physical copy of all my games because it is much easier to re-install if anything ever happens to my computer. I have been playing AoW games since the very first one, but if the “physical copy” is really just going to be an under-handed way to tie people to Steam . . . that is going to totally kill the major excitement I have about this game right now.

    #38827

    Edi
    Member

    Then buy from gog.com. I like physical copies myself, but I hate needing to keep CD in the tray and other such. You won’t have any of those issues with a gog copy. The long download is the only downside, but you can copy the install files to a USB stick or external hard drive to archive them.

    #38828

    Nerdfish
    Member

    Done. Now I have brought you game, make sure it plays well. XD

    #38972

    AXidenT
    Member

    Is the extra content listed on GoG going to be available on Steam (for the deluxe version). I’d usually opt for Steam if the prices are the same but if the GoG comes with exclusive content I’ll go with that. 🙂

    Also is there a retail collector’s edition available and if so will it be available in Australia? I can’t find any listings of it anywhere. Reading other comments it appears there isn’t?

    #39530

    DarkDain
    Member

    A bonus ELF scenario ? ELF? pfft. PFFT. I’d rather a single extra hair on my beard than a whole elf campaign.

    #39683

    Athame
    Member

    a quick question for the guys at triumph, is there any way to pre-order a physical copy of the game which comes with the extra shiny bits, because i would love to do that. And secondly will said physical copy require steam (because if it does I’m going to cry into my coffee for hours and hours, seriously defeats the point in so many ways).

    Regards
    Athame

    #39797

    Dwilaseth
    Member

    Thank you Low_k,

    Just a last info, it’s now certified that there will be no BOX edition ?? I would like to be sure before pre-order..

    Greetz, Dwilaseth

    #39835

    Tasslehoff
    Member

    I expected a discount on the pre-order price, this is bad markerting imho.
    I will really appreciate a box copy, to put on my shelf near the other AoW copies!
    And finally: no italian translation ?

    #39860

    merdball
    Member

    I’m gonna have to go against the grain here on the “gog vs. steam” debate. I have spent a ton of money on both, but gog’s system is just far too painful, and steam’s DRM is pretty much you have to be online to get updates. I’ve used offline mode many times without issues, so it’s hardly a required thing to be online at all times – you just won’t get updates and such.

    GoG’s got no automated updating, the downloader is just incredibly buggy, and there’s no “community” feel to it. As a near-friendless nerd, that last point isn’t a huge deal to me, but now and then it’s nice to pop into steam forums or post a public screenshot of something I find amusing. And as my kids get older, even being a hopeless non-socialite, I enjoy Steam’s sharing options.

    Steam’s workshop, if supported by this game, could also be A HUGE advantage over GoG. A central place with rated mods, custom maps, etc. is amazing for a game like this.

    And while it’s not likely a huge selling point to others, there’s also a chance Steam’s upcoming console work will result in “good enough” controller mappings to make this couch-playable. For me, wanting to play hotseat with my son (even knowing this won’t be a terribly controller-friendly game), that’s an important consideration.

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