The announce trailer for the highly hoped and prayed for Age of Empires 4 released on 8/21. There was, unfortunately, no gameplay, just narration with some pretty gorgeous images of civilizations that are familiar to fans of the series.

Some images stood out in particular to me were what seems to be the Sioux Nation, the Aztecs, and the Japanese.  Which, for Age of Empires 3, were civilizations you could only play with the first expansion, The WarChiefs, and the second expansion, The Asian Dynasties. If they aren’t holding out on specific factions for a single release that would be great, but I’m in either way. The second game was one of the all-time greats and despite it not living up to its predecessor, I still enjoyed three quite a bit. This installment in the series will hopefully be no exception.