Age of Empires 3 and BattleToads are just around the corner, according to some new classification information.
Two of the games we can expect on Friday will be BattleToads and the remaster of Age of Empires 3. That’s been confirmed by their appearance on the Australian Classification Board website, indicating that both will get a retail release soon. (Games rated recently through the digital IARC process haven’t appeared on the Classification Board website since the site’s redesign.)
Given that Age of Empires 4 is also in the works, it seems logical that Microsoft will provide more news on Age of Empires 3 and 4 together later this week.
As for Battletoads, the last we heard of that was at Gamescom last year. The art style was looking pretty crisp and clean, although the movement was way too sluggish for my liking. I’m hoping the devs have taken some cues from Streets of Rage 4 and the success that game had, and hopefully sped things up a little.
Neither game had a definitive release date, although typically games sent to the Classification Board are released in the same year that they’re classified. There have been rare instances with last-minute delays, though.