GameSpy have also got an Interview with Lead Designer, Lennart Sas about Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic, the latest addition to the turn-based strategy series:
GameSpy: What do you think fans of the series will appreciate most about Shadow Magic?
Lennart Sas: Really depends on the person ... there should be something for everyone. Some people wanted random maps, others more units and abilities, while others better editing options.
Shadow Magic gave us the opportunity to reevaluate the entire game and incorporate fan feedback in all areas. Shadow Magic is AoW2 on steroids. Veteran AoW players will find lots of pleasant surprises; even the classic races will see many changes, including new abilities, a new unit and town upgrade for each race, and a rebalance of the old units.