May 30, 2024

Age of Wonders 4 to Tear Open the Eldritch Realms on June 18

Wield Forbidden Magic in Latest Expansion on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S Soon

STOCKHOLM and DELFT, Netherlands — May 30, 2024 — Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios today revealed details and a release date for Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms, a major expansion for the hit fantasy strategy game. Eldritch Realms will add an entirely new layer to the in-game world, a new playable ruler type, new tomes of magic, new physical forms, mounts, events, and much more. Eldritch Realms will launch on June 18, 2024 on PC, PlayStation®5, and Xbox Series X|S for a suggested retail price of $19.99/£16.99/€19.99. Players who purchased the Premium Edition of Age of Wonders 4 or the Expansion Pass will receive Eldritch Realms as part of their purchase when the expansion launches, completing the content in the title’s first Expansion Pass.

Gaze into the abyss in a short teaser for Eldritch Realms and see what gazes back:

Players will discover what lurks in the spaces between spaces in Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms, which opens up the Umbral Abyss, a new layer of the map where corruption runs rampant and horrors beyond comprehension wait to consume all that is good in the world. Even venturing into this realm is harmful to mortals and Godir alike, but through transformative magic, the truly brave can unlock the powerful secrets lying within. Along with a new Eldritch Sovereign ruler type and new magic to wield - or drive back - the darkness, the worlds of Age of Wonders 4 are growing ever larger and more challenging for players everywhere.

Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms Key Features:

  • New Map Layer - The Umbral Abyss: New tactical combat maps, unique locations to explore, and new independent factions of Umbral dwellers wait for players who can withstand the hazardous environs!

  • New Ruler Type: Ancient beings of terrible power, the Eldritch Sovereigns have been corrupted by the Umbral Abyss and possess a unique Thrall spell casting mechanic. Choose your path as an Eldritch Sovereign ruler and decide between Dominating your foes, Manipulating the flesh or Wild, chaotic magic.

  • 3 New Tomes: Tighten your grasp with the Tome of the Tentacle, turn your enemies’ strength to weakness with the Tome of Corruption, or drive back the darkness using the Tome of Cleansing Flame.

  • New Event System: Mini-crises threaten all rulers at once in the Cosmic Happenings, a series of events with unique tactical maps, units, and mechanics - and powerful rewards!

  • 2 New Forms: Swarm into battle as a faction of Insects, or lead the return of the Syrons from Age of Wonders’ past!

  • 2 New Story Realms: Return to Athla and come to its defense in epic clashes that will determine the fate of the world.

  • So Much More: 2 new mounts, 3 new Realm traits, 2 new Realm templates, 5 new premade rulers, 6 new music tracks, and a gloomy, unsettling new interface skin all await you in the Eldritch Realms!

Alongside Eldritch Realms, all Age of Wonders 4 players will receive a free content update on June 18. The Mystic Update will include new features such as randomized realms with hidden traits, new pantheon content, and an expanded rework of the Mystic Culture. Full details on these free additions will be shared in the game’s patch notes shortly before launch.

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