On the Age of Empires 4 website there is a Sage of Empires tab where someone presents fun facts about the civs in the game. It’s low key stuff like what type of food they ate back in the day. They just dropped a Day of the Dead article. So, apparently, the people working on AOE 4 think Aztec culture is not off subject or something. And they ended the article with a leading “P.S …”
I think you’re reading way too much into this. Sage of Empires is not an AOEIV thing only; in fact the primary in-game rewards associated with this seem to be AOEIII related, since it already has a Mexico civ that Dia de Muertos fits well with.
I know there is a lot of interest in the Byzantines and Japanese, but I don’t think they would be incredibly fun to play. I think the Malians have proven that breaking the formula leads to more fun civs.
You don’t even have the proof that the aforementioned civs “won’t be fun” to play. The Byzantines and Japanese are not even in the game yet. Malians are not even “fun” imo while the stealth mechanics are gimmicky plus mentioning they have a very bad winrate currently.
I’m also not an expert on Meso civs, but the person you marked in 1 reminds me of the guy in the middle of the Conquerors artwork (the Expansion didn’t feature Inca tho as they were later added with Forgotten)
You’re right, the native king’s headdress is similar to some of the depictions they make of Moctezuma II, the one from the Conquerors campaign. In fact, that would confirm “Aztecs” (Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss!).
But hey, leaving the plan of hints, you are right, it seems that they wanted to show features of all the games of the age franchise in a single image, which is a pleasure.
Even so, I still can’t find the hints of the 3rd game.
OH! that’s the hint of the 3rd game, and above all in the Definitive Edition! Thanks for clearing it up. Well, here it was, it was a figure that celebrated the 4 ages, including Mythology:
1.- Age of empires 1: Hoplite Shield
2.- Age of empires 2: Petardero and Moctezuma II
3.- Age of Mythology: Statues of Isis
4.- Age of empries 3: Reyna AMINA and Lizzie the pirate
5.- Age of empires 4: Joan of Arc and a General, from Morocco or Tunisia? I do not know of another full red Islamic flag, if anyone has answers I would appreciate it. Was that the indirect hint or is it just red to contrast French blue? Hahaha, I love making deductions.