I'm talking about EMPIRES: DAWN oF THE MODERN WORLD.
Now that it's officially out of the bag that the English Civilization will start out in the year 1000, and that one of the three single player campaigns will be Richard the Lionheart --- it's not hard to figure out that a heavy emphasis in E: DMW will be on Medieval Europe. And I can tell you that the outstanding artwork lavished on the units and buildings, the gorgeous terrain textures, and the range of unique units will make this part of the game as authentic-looking and as rich and immersive as AoK ever was.
Add into it the awesome editor our guys have prepared for you and AoK designers are going to have a medieval feast of new scenario designing options available to them.
We're talking true 3D with models as richly detailed as AoK's ever were. (No more blocky EE units from us ever again!). And the stuff you can do in this editor!!! All graphical effects from the game will be made available --- smoke, fire, glowing units, special markers, all sound effects, all explosions, tons of ambients.
And you're going to fall over when you see how easy it is to create fully-realized, gorgeous cinematics, interior and exterior. Yes, you can create full interior scenes, inside the castles, with dismounted units interacting in medieval rooms that are fully dressed out with interior furnishings!
It is everything AoK ever was (and God bless ES for giving us AoK, which has kept us medievalists so happy for so long) --- but a quantum leap forward in the toys and embellishments we can play with.
Yup, it's gonna be a brave new medieval world!