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.