Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios announced today Age of Miracles 4the first sequel in nine years to the award-winning fantasy strategy series.
The fourth outing comes with new levels of customization and replayability for empire building, role-playing, and in-game tactical combat.
In the game, Wizard Kings have returned to the realms to rule as gods among mortals, and it’s up to you to challenge their rule with the help of Tomes of Magic. These volumes will help you unleash arcane destruction on their armies and change their forms to gain new abilities.
For the first time in the series, you can create custom factions and put your stamp on every choice you’ve made.
Here’s a list of features, courtesy of Paradox:
- Create the realm of your wildest imaginings: Create your followers by combining body shapes, social traits and arcane powers. Build everything from a clan of cannibal halflings to mystical moon elves, or recreate your favorite fantasy characters. Find powerful tomes of magic to enchant your armies and watch your humans physically transform as they transform into angelic creatures or scions of chaos to face their enemies.
- Strategy meets roleplay like never before: every choice opens up new possibilities and tactical advantages; deep, multi-layered strategy allows you to try new tactics or discover new powers at every turn. Tactical turn-based combat brings your armies to life, from skirmishes with roaming monsters to massive sieges with many units on each side.
- Write Your Own Legend: A new event system offers unexpected levels of storytelling for 4X games. See how your decisions shape the world around you as you pursue glory through ruthless domination, cunning alliances or ultimate arcane lore. Your own creations can even appear as potential rivals or allies in subsequent games as you experience the next chapter in your own story.
- Make your mark on a vast, reactive world: explore a new realm in every session – or create your own! Challenge new variations and combinations of locations and features, from frozen wastelands ruled by ice queens to abandoned ruins where dragons roam. With a huge variety of realms, units, and environments to keep the game endlessly replayable, Age of Wonders is more open – and mod-friendly – than ever before in the series’ history.
Age of Wonders 4 will be released on May 2, 2023 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.