Age of Empires IV confirmed off the trebuchet at this time in epic trend, with a little bit of a historical past lesson throughout the Xbox Gamescom 2021 presentation. I do not imply the in-game unit, I imply the precise historic trebuchet up shut and private. We bought to see the pivoted arm, the sling, and naturally, the massive freaking projectile. Whereas we have all fired trebuchets at castles in Age of Empires titles, it was an odd kind of Historical past-channel pivot to see one on-screen hyping up the upcoming Age of Empires IV launch.

Oddly sufficient, I type of loved it as an alternative of conventional E3 and Gamescom antics like trotting out a star. As a substitute, we bought to see an precise trebuchet and bought somewhat little bit of a historical past lesson on prime. Do you know trebuchets had been used to throw just about every little thing into enemy territory, together with beehives? Yeah. Weaponized bees. Okay, that is type of scary. 

However wait! You do not have to hearken to me speak about how cool (and barely unusual) it’s to fork a online game advertising occasion right into a historical past reel. You’ll be able to watch it proper right here on this episode of Arms-On Historical past. They need to put these episodes into the sport everytime you dig right into a unit. That may be cool, proper?

Age of Empires IV arrives on October 28.

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