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Age of Empires III
Creator Backlash: Bruce Shelley went so far as to call it a "huge mistake".
Hey, It's That Voice!:
Morgan Black is voiced by James Lancaster, a.k.a. Father Byles. In the Spanish dub he is voiced by the same actor that dubbed the leader of Hell's Satans in , and just as The Simpsons hammy.
His grandson John is voiced by Michael Bell, also known as Julius Caesar and Sgt. Pavlov.
Stuart Black and Sahin the Falcon are voiced by Brian George, who also voiced the Professor Ramesh.
Lizzie is voiced by Jennifer " Phoenix" Hale.
Bettina Bush voices Nonakhee. She also voiced Gloria and Olivia.
James Hordan voices Cooper. He also voiced Boromir.
Alain Magnan is voiced by Richard Doyle, who also voiced Nobunaga Oda and went on to voice Big Boss.
Warwick was voiced by Neil Dickson, who also voiced Locke.
George Washington and Pierre Beaumont were voiced by Daniel Riordan, who previously voiced Arkantos.
Gregg Berger voices Frederick The Great, the German AI.
Andre Sogliuzzo ( Bartholomew Estheim, Arclight, Sparx, Cortez) voices Napoleon Bonaparte, the French AI. He also voiced Bonaparte in Psychonauts.
April Stewart voices Queen Isabella, the Spanish AI.
Fred Tatasciore is the voice of Ivan the Terrible, the Russian AI.
Tasia Valenza ( Poison Ivy, Ultimecia, Spider-Woman, Sniper Wolf) is the voice of Amelia Black.
Andrew Kishino ( Shang Tsung) voices Jinhai in The Asian Dynasties.
David Sobolov ( Depth Charge, the Krall) voices Lao Chen in The Asian Dynasties.
Steve Blum voices the Indian Rebellion Leader in The Asian Dynasties.
What Could Have Been:
Italy and Sweden were considered for playable factions until fairly late in development. This is likely why the final game has the Condottiero and Swedish fusilier as mercenary units, and the Horse Artillery as a common unit in the Industrial Age (in reality it was an innovation of Sweden's king Gustav II).
The game, according to producer Bruce Shelley, was going to be launched under a different name, but Microsoft prevented them from doing so.