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Age Of Empires II HD Coming To Steam Next Month

A new Age Of Kings dawns.

Microsoft Studios has announced that Age Of Empires II is getting an HD makeover and will be releasing on Steam on April 9th. It is being developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and will include the expansion pack The Conquerers. There will also be online multiplayer available, which will allow players to choose from one of the 18 civilisations in the game.

Personally I’m quite happy about this news because the original Age Of Empires II was the first RTS game I played obsessively. Sure the likes of Civilization, Total War, and Command & Conquer have all entered my RTS catalogue, but for me nothing quite beat the magic of AoE II.

There are also a few screenshots of the game.

Source: Steam 

19 Comments
  1. Mike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Someone please hand me the tissue paper. Some of the best news I’ve heard in a long time.

    Comment posted on 07/03/2013 at 23:51.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      me too! Loved this game and will be getting it

      Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 09:41.
      • MadJunkBoy
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        i will also get it! awesome news!!

        Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 10:31.
  2. DapperHayden007
    Member
    Since: Apr 2011

    Would be even nicer to see an announcement of AOE4 in the near future =)

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 00:51.
  3. Airiaen
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Yes! this is great news. I’m so glad. AoEII is one of the favourite RTS ever.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 02:32.
  4. shrim
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    All I need now is AOM on Steam and I can die a happy man!

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 07:25.
  5. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I loved this game when it first came out. I was addicted to it. I definitely think people should buy this over SimCity, again its on Steam too.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 09:20.
  6. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Wood please! wwwwwwww wood please

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 09:42.
    • MadJunkBoy
      Member
      Since: Aug 2010

      MONK! I NEED A MONK!

      Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 10:32.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        WENCH! I NEED A WENCH! What?

        Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 10:52.
  7. Zephyre
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Do Microsoft usually distribute through Steam? I’d just assumed they’d go down the route of trying to sell directly.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 10:35.
    • SilverCider
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      They needed someone to host their multiplayer since *can’t remember the name* no longer exists.

      Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 16:47.
  8. Shadow_lawless
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    I remember playing this as a kid, good times :). anyone remember an RTS game demo that came with this called Urban Assault ? would love if a company done a reboot of that game.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 11:05.
  9. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I was really excited when I heard this news yesterday, AoE II is one of my favourite RTS’s along side Rome Total War. Does anyone know how much it will cost? I’ve still got AoE II installed on my PC so it will have to be fairly cheap to warrant me buying it again.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 12:14.
    • Airiaen
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Its already pre-orderable on Steam, its like around £13.49

      Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 15:28.
      • SilverCider
        Member
        Since: Jan 2011

        £9.99 would have had me sold! *Awaits Steam sale*

        Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 16:50.
  10. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I’d rather have it in 3D like AoE3, but this is really great news. I hope the factions look more different, some of them felt quite samey.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2013 at 18:59.

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