November 7, 2023

Age of Wonders 4: Empires & Ashes Launches into Battle for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5

Drive the realm forward through industry in the first major expansion, accompanied by the free Golem update for all players

STOCKHOLM and DELFT, Netherlands — November 7, 2023 — Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios today released Age of Wonders 4: Empires & Ashes, a full expansion for the hit fantasy strategy game. Empires & Ashes is the largest content addition in Age of Wonders 4 to date, expanding gameplay with an industrial culture of war, an additional Avian physical form, an added victory condition, and more. Empires & Ashes is available now for a suggested retail price of $19.99/£16.99/€19.99 on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Players who purchased the Premium Edition of Age of Wonders 4 or the Expansion Pass will receive Empires & Ashes at no additional cost.

Peer into the realm of the future with the launch trailer here:

In Age of Wonders 4: Empires & Ashes, players revolutionize their realms with industry with the militant Reaver culture, combining magic and steel to create powerful war machines and take control of enemy cities. Players can put a feather in their army’s cap with the Avian Form, and claim a victory by unlocking the Seals of Power to rule the Astral Sea.

Age of Wonders 4: Empires & Ashes Key Features:

  • Reaver Culture: Push progress forward at any cost in the Reaver culture, whose industrial might is fueled by conquests and raids. These expert engineers have mastered the art of binding magic to technology to achieve unparalleled power and dominance.

  • Avian Form: Hatch your most cunning strategy yet with the new Avian Form, complete with a set of traits and customization options.

  • 4 New Tomes: Sharpen your anti-magic prowess, unlock the secrets of transmutation, and muster legions of machines and automatons. Bring forth magical mechanical wonders and dominate the battlefield like never before.

  • New Seals of Power Victory Mechanic: Locate and claim the Seals of Power to control access to the Astral Sea - and hold them long enough to control the realm in a fan-favorite Age of Wonders victory condition!

  • 2 New Story Missions: Fight alongside Laryssa in order to stop the rampaging forces of Chaos from destroying the Astral Sea. 

  • A New Ancient Wonder and Infestation Location: Unearth a new hidden wonder and explore infested derelict workshops. Harness the power of ancient relics and clear the path to greatness!

  • New Wildlife Units and Mounts: From bear mounts to scrap hermits, ready to heed your orders, or fall before your might.

  • 6 New Music Tracks: Let 6 new tracks transport you to a world of fantasy and adventure!

Age of Wonders 4: Empires & Ashes launches alongside the large free Golem Update, which builds upon game features for all players. The Golem Update includes:

  • Item Forge: Create fearsome equipment for your heroes and march into battle with unparalleled power and style.

  • War Coordination: Give specific instructions to your vassals to aid you in times of war.

  • Form Trait Rework: Design your race’s inherent physical abilities with greater levels of freedom.

  • Additional Events: 25 in-game events to encounter, themed around war and conquest.

  • Improved Water Gameplay: Graphical and mechanical improvements to sailing the seas on the world map and in combat.

  • Updated Spellbook Interface: Browse your available spells from a proper Wizard’s tome.

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