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Colonize the Web With the Age of Empires III Fan Site Kit

September 15, 2005

Ambitious webmasters eager to advance to the "next Age" now have a generous stockpile of resources to help them get there. Ensemble Studios today released a new Fan Site Kit for Age of Empires III, the upcoming landmark real-time strategy game from Ensemble and Microsoft Game Studios. The new kit provides webmasters with a treasure trove of screenshots, high-resolution artwork, logos, elements of the user interface and even music from the upcoming game. The Age of Empires III FSK is available at http://www.ageofempires3.com/Press/PressRelease3.aspx.

In Age of Empires III, the third installment in the award-winning Age of Empires series that has sold a staggering 16 million copies worldwide, players assume the role of a European power struggling to explore, colonize and conquer the New World roughly from the period of 1500 to 1850 AD. Scheduled for release next month, Age of Empires III will reinvigorate the genre with exciting innovations like the Home City; the ability to ally with and produce Native American warriors; and fast-paced, combat-focused gameplay with jaw-dropping graphics that will push the limits of PC graphics technology. Find out more about Age of Empires III at http://www.ageofempires3.com.

Ensemble Studios (http://www.ensemblestudios.com) is one of the world's premier entertainment software developers. Ensemble Studios is known for its blockbuster Age of Empires and Age of Mythology game series. Ensemble's titles are distinguished by the highest-quality art and gameplay dynamics applied in familiar historical settings, and appeal to hard-core gamers and mass audiences. Ensemble Studios is based in Dallas, Texas.

Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® video game system, the Windows® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as "Age of Empires®," "Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon®;" Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as "Fable®" and franchises such as "Halo®," "Project Gotham Racing®" and "MechAssault®;" and MSN® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as "Bejeweled" and "HexicTM."

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