Explore the New World.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, November 13, 2006 – Destineer’s MacSoft unit today announces that the Macintosh version of Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios’ #1 best-selling PC title, Age of Empires® III has gone gold.

The sequel to MacSoft’s second best-selling title ever, and the latest release in the 18-million unit “Age of Empires” series, Age of Empires III for Macintosh is scheduled to be available on November 15 as a Universal Binary that can be operated natively either on Apple’s Intel-based or PowerPC Macintosh computers.

Age of Empires III picks up where Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings® left off, as players become one of eight European powers exploring, colonizing, and conquering the New World. Age of Empires III featuring amazing 3D graphics, remarkable Ageia® PhysX® technology, and an innovative Home City feature that lets players “level-up” their base of operations to strengthen their economy, technology, and military. Age of Empires III for Macintosh sets many new standards for real-time strategy games.

Featuring all the tactical depth that wowed PC gamers, the Macintosh version of Age of Empires III brings real-time strategy fans the depth and options they expect from the series, including multiple tactical formations for your ground troops, frantic naval battles, and strategic treaties with Native American tribes. Players will stake their claim to the New World as they explore new territories, create thriving economies, and develop their Home Cities into super powers.

About MacSoft

MacSoft® has published over 150 Macintosh consumer software products since 1993 and is owned by Destineer®. Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles under the Destineer, Bold Games, MacSoft, and Atomic Games brands, and it creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with development studios in Minneapolis, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX. More information is available at Destineer’s website: