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Microsoft press release (August 2005):

    Secure a Piece of History With the Age of Empires III Collector's Edition

    It's the ultimate prize for any Age of Empires fan: the Age of Empires III Collector's Edition is packed with premium extras that any Age fan would crave. Packaged in an oversized, beautifully embossed box, the Collector's Edition includes an impressive hardbound 210-page "The Art of Empires" book, a "Making of Age of Empires III" DVD with behind-the-scenes video and commentary, the official Age of Empires III soundtrack, a huge (43-in. x 27-in.) full-color poster of concept art painted by Craig Mullins, an exclusive Age III Player's Guide, and a Collector's Edition Game Manual. This amazing collection, from Microsoft and Ensemble Studios, is the perfect reward for all those years Age fans have built and destroyed countless civilizations, and is available now for pre-order for $69.99.

    Age of Empires III is Ensemble Studios' landmark game of discovery and conquest in the New World, featuring spectacular graphics and physics never before seen in a real-time strategy (RTS) game. In Age of Empires III, players assume the role of a European power between 1500 and 1850 A.D. as they struggle to explore, colonize and conquer North and South America. Scheduled for release October 25th, Age of Empires III is the third installment in the award-winning Age of Empires series that has sold more than 16 million copies and defined the historical RTS. By introducing revolutionary new gameplay features like the Home City, the ability to ally with and produce Native American units, awe-inspiring visuals with a fully realized physics engine and more, Age of Empires III will expand upon the legacy of its predecessors and once again set the standard for real-time strategy games.

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Back of Box (US):


    The makers of the award-winning Age of Empires series bring you the Age of Empires III Collector's Edition. This limited-run, special set includes the exclusive hard-bound book The Art of Empires, and six other prized possessions to take with you on your conquest of the New World.

    Age of Empires III (Windows®)
    Command one of eight mighty European powers grappling to conquer the New World. Gain wealth and power for your home country, and colonize vast, uncharted territory.

    The epic orchestration featured in the Age of Empires III game.

    The Art of Empires
    Hard-bound book showcasing the in-game art, creative concepts that inspired Ensemble Studios®, and the magnificent paintings of Craig Mullins.

    The Making of Age of Empires III DVD
    Insider's look at the world of Ensemble Studios, including interviews with team members and a behind-the-scenes look at how the game was made.

    Demo Disc
    Seek new challengers - share the empire with a friend!

    Full color, 43" x 27" - created exclusively for Age of Empires III by Craig Mullins.

    Player's Guide
    Master the survival skills needed to stake your claim in the New World.


    Quick Reference Card

    Contributed by UV (7214) on Dec 15, 2005.