Age of Wonders 3 on hold until early 2014

Triumph Studios needs a small extension to make Age of Wonders 3 happen. The developer has moved the release date from fall 2013 to Q1 2014.

"We’ve made great progress developing the game and feel now is the time to give you heads up that we will take a bit more time creating all the features and content," the developer wrote in an update. "Age of Wonders 3 is the largest game in the series, and with the additional polish we hope we can give you an even better experience!"

Age of Wonders 3 is a reimagining of the turn-based strategy role-playing game series for PC. The Dutch studio Triumph announced the title back in February. This will be the first sequel in nearly 10 years.

Triumph said it "will be organizing several events and are currently planning a great preorder promotion and (for press only) presence at Gamescom in Germany this August, where we will be showing more of the different classes."

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, contributed significant funding to the game — enough that Triumph can bypass the traditional publishing model.

A Mac version is planned, and Triumph is considering a tablet version as well.