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E3 2017: Age of Empires gets Remastered

The classic real-time strategy Age of Empires is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a digital remaster.


Microsoft Studios announced the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at E3’s PC gaming show, citing 4K graphics, new zoom levels, improved gameplay and soundtrack amongst the game’s improvements. The upgraded version will also include the game’s Rise of Rome expansion pack and will support achievements and multiplayer through Xbox Live.

The trailer shows of some of the new features, but the base game will still look very familiar to nostalgic PC gamers. Ensemble Studio’s Age of Empires challenged players to take a civilisation from modest Stone Age beginnings through to the Iron Age, gathering resources to build and upgrade all aspects of your society from agriculture to military whilst fending off invaders.

The definitive remaster will launch sometime this year, and fans can register their interest for early Beta access here.

Alice Edwards View All

Games enthusiast with a passion for all things geek culture.

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