New Year, New Age Show – the Rundown


We on the Age of Empires team want to say a huge thank you to our 50 million players around the world. 2023 was a huge year for our games and our community. We wanted to share a look at what there is to look forward to in 2024 and we’ve just wrapped our New Year, New Age show which did just that. If you watched, thank you for joining us! If you weren’t able to join us live, or you just want a reminder of all the things we covered, here’s a rundown of what’s coming this year.

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition new DLC – Victors and Vanquished – coming March 14th
  • Age of Mythology: Retold coming to Xbox and PC in 2024
  • Age of Empires Mobile first look
  • New Year, New Age Sale with games and DLC up to 50% off
  • Age of Empires IV update and Season 7 coming early Spring
  • New Year, New Age login reward for Age of Empires IV available now
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition free to play now! New DLC coming end of 2024
  • Red Bull Wololo: El Reinado coming later this year

New DLC for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Victors and Vanquished coming March 14th: Pre-Order Now!

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition had a landmark year in 2023 with the addition of the Return of Rome and The Mountain Royals expansions. More than four years after launch, the game continues to grow. Telling more stories from the world’s rich history as well as bringing more civilizations to play.

The next chapter for Age of Empires II: DE will be the single player focused DLC Victors and Vanquished, coming March 14th. Introduced in today’s show by its Creator, Ramsey Abdulrahim, this DLC will be like no other we’ve made before for AoE II: DE. Victors and Vanquished features 19 epic scenarios. Your strategy and choices will decide your fate: will you emerge as the ultimate victor, or fall as the vanquished? You’ll play as Ragnar Lothbrok, Oda Nobunaga, Charlemagne and more. Each scenario features professional voice acting, new music, achievement and the quality you’d expect from an official Age of Empires scenario. 

Pre-Order Now!

Victors and Vanquished will be launching soon, and you can pre-order today and receive a 15% discount! Victors and Vanquished comes to PC and Xbox on March 14th 2024.

Age of Mythology: Retold

Coming to Xbox and PC in 2024 – Wishlist Now!

Age of Mythology: Retold is another title that got its debut at our 25th anniversary. Since then, we’ve continued to develop this exciting reimagining of fan favorite Age of Mythology.

Today Art Director Melinda Rose gave players worldwide their first look at Retold via three in-game units, brought to life through amazing AR technology. Showcasing Medusa, Pegasus and Cerberus from the Greek pantheon, Melinda took us through how each unit has been updated, given completely new art and even had gameplay tweaks that will intensify their strengths and unique powers making them even more important in your strategy. They will be stronger, faster, bigger and bolder.

We are also beyond thrilled to announce that players do not have long to wait. Age of Mythology: Retold is coming to Xbox consoles and PC in 2024 and is available to wishlist on Steam now!

If you want more information about what we showed today, be sure to follow the Age of Mythology social channels and visit

Age of Empires Mobile

The first look at a brand new AoE world

At our 25th anniversary event we announced Age of Empires Mobile and we’ve been getting questions from intrigued and excited players ever since.

Today we’re so excited to unveil this partnership with the fantastic team at TiMi Studio Group, who are bringing this brand-new Age of Empires world to life. Age of Empires Mobile is a mobile war strategy game where players will embark on an exhilarating adventure and forge unbreakable bonds with friends. Featuring rich real-time controls, stunning visuals and historical heroes on grand battlefields, this addition to the franchise has so much to offer.

The game features elements from Age of Empires games, merged with brand-new and mobile-specific gameplay. You’ll engage in strategic resource management, develop unique technologies and train diverse armies to build and defend your kingdom.

In the New Year New Age show, we premiered the first gameplay trailer for Age of Empires Mobile as well as a behind the scenes look with the team at TiMi Studio Group.

You can pre-register now for Age of Empires Mobile on iOS and Google Play. For more information about the game, visit

New Year, New Age Sale Now!

Celebrating 50 Million Players, Get Up to 50% Off Now!

With such a fantastic roster of titles, there’s never been a better time to complete your Age of Empires collection! We’re celebrating our 50 million players with a New Year, New Age Sale on Steam, Xbox and Windows Store. From today until the 29th of February, almost everything in the Age of Empires catalogue is up to 50% off. Go on, treat yourself.

New For Age of Empires IV

Next Age of Empires IV update and season coming soon, plus a limited time login reward

In November, we launched the best-selling Age of Empires expansion of all time, The Sultans Ascend, for Age of Empires IV. We’re so thrilled to see players enjoying the content, which included two new civs, six variant civs, and all new campaign, ten new maps and two new biomes.

If you haven’t yet experienced The Sultans Ascend, it’s available now! Buy now and receive a 10% discount for a limited time.

Today we announced that Age of Empires IV will receive its next major update. Coming in early Spring, it will also mark the launch of Season 7.

As an added thank you to our players, if you log in to the game now, you’ll be able to earn a limited time New Year, New Age reward!

Red Bull Wololo: El Reinado

Happening this year!

The Age of Empires eSports scene continues to flourish, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the tournament organizers, players and supporters who continue to create exciting events, mesmerizing moments and valiant victories year in, year out.

Our partners and friends at Red Bull gave us the great honor today to announce that their next Age of Empires event, Red Bull Wololo: El Reinado will be coming in 2024!

Whilst we’re not ready to share the details just yet, we recommend subscribing to Age of Empires and Red Bull Gaming channels to be sure you don’t miss information when we share it in the not-too-distant future.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

New DLC coming late 2024

One final announcement for the show was that we’ll be bringing Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition players another DLC at the end of 2024!

Whilst we can’t spill all of the details at this point, Director of Production Earnest Yuen was able to sneak in a couple of spoilers…

Thank you for a Fantastic 2023!

In 2023 Age of Empires:

  • Launched two titles on Xbox consoles and cloud
  • Released the best-selling Age of Empires expansion of all time, The Sultans Ascend for Age of Empires IV
  • Released the two fastest selling Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition DLC ever, Return of Rome and The Mountain Royals
  • Managed 51 game updates
  • Our players performed 200 million Wololos, built 350 million castles and employed 1.5 billion valiant scout sheep

It was truly the biggest year for Age of Empires yet! Thank you to over 50 million players worldwide who have joined us on our journey so far.

We have so much lined up for 2024 and can’t wait to bring you along with us.

That’s the rundown of the show! Head to the Age of Empires YouTube channel if you want to rewatch any of what we showed today.

A heartfelt thank you to each and every one who’s played Age of Empires so far. It’s your love and passion that has kept this franchise going for the last 26 years and we can’t wait for these new chapters in our epic story in 2024.


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