03/07/2013 by trixie360
Isn't it just the best when something you love gets even better? Like Double Stuf Oreos, or when Wil Wheaton guest stars on Big Bang Theory?
Today, Microsoft Studios announced that Age of Empires II is getting an HD Edition! It's a Steam exclusive that will be available on April 9. But you can pre-purchase it here.
The stuff you love about AoE:II is all here, all the original single player campaigns from Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion. That's 18 civilizations and a thousand years of history.
So what's new?
It's re-mastered for 1080p+ displays. An "enhanced visual engine" means everything looks way, way more awesome. As if that weren't enough chocolately goodness, the HD Edition supports Steam Workshop with all its wonders including user created content, achievements, leaderboards, matchmaking, and cloud support.
We're proud of the work we did "re imagining" Ensemble Studio's original work in tasty, glorious HD. Check out the split screen before and after shots. Now Age of Empires II really looks as good as it does in your faulty memory. Sort of like your high school girlfriend. *rimshot*
Check out the trailer on GameSpot! Then mark your calendar for April 9!