How do you celebrate the beginning of a new era in a globally popular game series? Ring the city bell? Are you visiting the blacksmith for a few upgrades? How about booking a lock, building a huge, fully functional trebuchet and using it to hurl a ton of different objects to have a great time? Add Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka The Mountain, former strongest man in the world and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones, and we’ll call it a party!
We’re bringing Charleyy from the Xbox UK team to host our medieval madness during a not-to-be-missed broadcast event that’s starting now on the Xbox YouTube Channel. We also brought with us Tod’s workshop, the creator of incredible historical replica weapons and artifacts, on board to create our classic siege weapon. Our trebuchet is 18 feet tall with a launch arm weighing 100 kg (220 lbs) and a range of 200 feet. Phwoar!
Not to be outdone, our monumental special guest The Mountain, at an impressive 6 feet 9 inches, will compete with Tod’s Treb to see if man can beat the machine. We’re going to fire armor, a sheep (only in plush form; no animals will be hurt) and other amazing ammunition!
Of course we have to make sure Age of Empires IV is a guest at the party. Old streamer MangoMel join the team to share their best tips for winning forever (trebuchets included)! Come and see how all the drama unfolds on the official site Xbox YouTube Channel for the explosive fun premiere against the backdrop of historic Berkeley Castle in the heart of the UK.
do not forget that Age of Empires IV comes on October 28th with the Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate on Windows 10/11 on day one and is available in the Microsoft Store and on Steam.
Have fun climbing!
Age of Empires IV pre-order
Xbox Game Studios
Pre-order Age of Empires IV now and receive the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition expansion “Dawn of the Dukes” as a free bonus in August 2021 *. One of the most popular real-time strategy games returns to fame with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that have shaped the world. Age of Empires IV offers both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with breathtaking 4K visual fidelity, and brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation. Returning to History – The past is a prologue as you immerse yourself in a rich historical setting of 8 different civilizations around the world, from the English to the Chinese to the Sultanate of Delhi on your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources and lead your troops into battle in 4 different campaigns with 35 missions on land and sea, spanning over 500 years of history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Choose your path to greatness with historical figures – Relive the adventures of Joan of Arc on her way to defeat the English, or as Genghis Khan command powerful Mongolian troops as he conquered Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of the story. Customize your game with mods – Available early 2022, play how you want with user-generated content tools for custom games. Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, collaborate or watch with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes. An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is a welcoming experience for new players, with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a campaign story mode designed for first-time gamers for easy setup and success to allow challenging enough for experienced players with new game mechanics, advanced strategies and combat techniques. * The expansion bonus requires Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, which is sold separately. Valid for pre-orders through Steam, Microsoft Store and participating retailers. Content requires broadband internet access to download. Contact your dealer for details.