updated 12:05 pm EDT, Tue April 3, 2007
Age of Empires III demo
MacSoft today released a demo version of its Age of Empires III game for Mac users. Age of Empires III is designed to offer gamers a taste of the real-time conquest in the latest chapter of Microsoft and Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires series. "Age of Empires III sets the bar for real-time strategy gaming, with amazing 3D graphics, Ageia PhysX technology, and an innovative Home City feature that lets players strengthen their economy, technology, and military. This demo allows Mac gamers to test out both the single-player campaign, Skirmish mode, and the persistent Home City feature." Players become one of eight European powers exploring, colonizing, and conquering the new world as they command rifled infantry to scatter soldiers and blast buildings with cannon fire, directing cavalry through plains while navigating naval fleets to hold strategic waterways. The game is priced at $50, and the demo is available via Macgamefiles.com requiring Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.