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Age of Wonders III delayed to 2014 to ensure "even better experience"

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If you booked off most of Autumn to play Triumph's Age of Wonders (opens in new tab) reimagi-sequel, then I almost don't want to tell you that it's been delayed to the first quarter of 2014. I mean, that would be crushing. There is a good reason for the new release date, however, with Triumph's community manager (and presumed van owner) Jimmy van de Have stating that (opens in new tab) “we've made great progress developing the game and feel now is the time to give you heads up that we will take a bit more time creating all the features and content. Age of Wonders III is the largest game in the series and with the additional polish we hope we can give you an even better experience”.

Age of Wonders III will be a reimagining of sorts to the series, which last troubled our PCs back in 2003 with the bountiful Shadow Magic. If you've not had the pleasure, think Civilization mixed with Heroes of Might and Magic, with a big dollop of Master of Magic thrown in for good measure. Here's how Triumph's third installment is shaping up:

(Ta, Eurogamer (opens in new tab) .)

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.