Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition has been released (as of 14th November 2019) and is now available on both Microsoft Store and Steam for £14.99 UK and $19.99 USA.
Originally released on 30th September 1999, this age old classic is now celebrating its 20th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, they have released the Definitive Edition of Age of Empires 2.
Featuring 4K Ultra HD graphics accompanied by new and fully remastered audio, this remastered gem of strategy games will certainly have an updated look to stand the test of time. But that’s not all. As well as the remastering of graphics and audio, new content has also been added too. Including all previous Age of Empires 2 expansions, you will be able to enjoy the newly added “The Last Khans” content. This will include three new campaigns and four new civilizations – Bulgarians, Cumans, Lithuanians and Tatars. Other general additions to the Definitive Edition include an updated multiplayer, a spectator mode and native streaming support.
Even after two decades since it’s original release, what is quite possibly one of the most popular strategy games ever, continues to survive and thrive. In a sense this is no surprise, as Age of Empires 2 and the Age of Empires franchise has a big cult following, not to mention the franchise’s fame ends up attracting new players too.
The Definitive Edition of Age of Empires 2 is not the first remastering. In 2013 (9th April) this critically acclaimed strategy game was originally remastered and released as Age of Empires 2 HD Edition. As with the Definitive Edition, the HD Edition featured improved graphics.