Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition DLC Knights of the Mediterranean to be released on May 26

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Get a new batch of DLC called Knights of the Mediterranean on May 26th.

It will see the addition of Italian and Maltese civilizations as well as a wealth of new content, including a casual-friendly Tycoon game mode and a diplomatic mode.

The content adds the first set of historical maps, including 8 and 9 new small civilizations and 30 random maps.

As far as civilization goes, Maltese will be able to build unique fortifications, use stationary guns, can fight Order Galleys at sea, use Arbalesters and more.

Italians can use architects to build buildings for free, invest in optimizing the economy in Lombardy, build a cathedral with papal soldiers, lure opponents into ambushes using Pavisiers with shields, and create Elmetti troops.

Historical maps are new variants of random maps that, while randomly generated, have unique objectives based on continental conflicts in Europe. These include the Italian War, the Eighty Years’ War, the Great Flood, the Great Turkish War, the Great Northern War, the Napoleonic Wars, the Russo-Turkish War, and the Thirty Years’ War on the multiplayer map.

The new multiplayer mode Diplomacy allows you to change allegiance to other players mid-match, while Tycoon mode comes with supremacy, deathmatch and empire wars. It’s designed to focus on economic building and provide an environment where you can focus on creating the strongest economy possible without having to support armies or defend against a full-scale siege.

Knights of the Mediterranean is now available for pre-order through the Microsoft Store and Steam for $9.99. It will also work with PC Game Pass.