Age of Empires III (AOE III) is a real-time strategy (RTS) game developed by Microsoft Corporation's Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. Released on October 18, 2005 in North America and November 4, 2005 in Europe, it is the third game of the Age of Empires series and the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. The game portrays the European colonization of the Americas, between approximately 1500 and 1850 CE (expanded in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs to 1876). Eight European civilizations are playable.
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (otherwise known as TWC or WC) is the first official expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires III. It was announced by Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios on March 7, 2006. The game went gold on September 19, 2006. The demo version was released October 4, 2006. The full game was released on October 17, 2006 in the United States. It is now followed by a second expansion pack to the original game called Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties.
Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed through a collaboration between Ensemble Studios and Big Huge Games, and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game is the second expansion pack for Age of Empires III, following The WarChiefs. The game introduces three new civilizations; the Chinese, Japanese, and Indians, as well as several minor peoples, campaigns, maps, and game modes.