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Age of Empires II HD arriving April 9

GS:Microsoft reveals updated version of RTS coming exclusively to Steam April 9; includes the Conquerors expansion. (Age of Empires II HD, PC)

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Lucreto  +   847d ago
Oh this will be mine.

I really hope this is a sign of Microsoft reviving the franchise.
zeal0us  +   847d ago
I'm glad they went the Steam route instead of the Games for Windows - LIVE route.
-Superman-  +   847d ago
Never played single-player. I always liked normal mode, big map, and you vs cpu
-Superman-  +   847d ago
Best of all, it has multiplayer.
3-4-5  +   847d ago
OMG!!!!

My favorite series of all time.

I don't have a PC....Therefore I'm now saving up for a PC JUST for this game.

That is right....$800 just for this game. I mean I'll play some other old classics and probably the new Total War game, but mainly just for Age of Empires.
grailly  +   847d ago
you don't even have an old laptop lying around?
3-4-5  +   846d ago
I have a macbook pro from 2007 that I'm currently using. My old PC's motherboard died when I realized I'd been using an under powered power supply for 4 years. It finally caught up and I haven't had one since but I used to PC game as much or more than anything. 40% of that was the Age of Empires series.
DeadlyFire  +   846d ago
A PC will last though and you could just "upgrade next time" :P
3-4-5  +   846d ago
Only reason I have the Mac is for Logic Pro / making music, which it does very well. It's awful for gaming, as in it can't even run Age 2 properly without almost overheating.

Custom building a PC maybe this summer so I don't have to worry about this for another 5+ years.
PLASTICA-MAN  +   847d ago
Say whatever you want, this is by far the best strategy game! "Aegis"

"How do you turn this on " at the end of the video ;)
SilentNegotiator  +   846d ago
Too bad Ensemble isn't around to make more. They go and make Ensemble create a console RTS that actual plays AND sells well, and then they split them up...sigh...
dcbronco  +   846d ago
Breaking up Ensemble was one move I didn't like. I believe a large part of the team was kept and added to another team. Hopefully they will get back to RTSs.
DeadlyFire  +   846d ago
Ensemble is just on the Bungie route. Doing its own thing. New studio is called Robot Entertainment. Completely free of Microsoft's domain, but they lack big money so they are making Orcs must die series. Which isn't a bad little series of tower defense games.

http://www.robotentertainme...
First line on the page states this.
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Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio owned and operated by many of the founders of Ensemble Studios.
princejb134  +   846d ago
cheese steak jimmy's
rock on
robin hood
and lumberjack

still remember these codes to get resources

loved this game
great times
Lucreto  +   846d ago
A sudden influx of food has saved me many times.

My favourite is "HOW DO YOU TURN THIS ON"

That car defending my main gate saved me.
kataloni10  +   847d ago
YEEEEEESSSSSSSS
thornh  +   847d ago
Please follow with Age of Mythology.
grailly  +   847d ago
oh yes! I've been trying for so long to get my starcraft/dota playing friends to try out aom, if it's remastered they'll have no more excuse.
Qrphe  +   846d ago
One can only dream

@aquamala

HD hasn't meant anything in a while lol
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aquamala  +   847d ago
silly to call it "HD" when the original already had higher resolution than 720p. but ok looking forward to it.
Kaiou  +   846d ago
Pretty sure it's meant for the textures and modern HUD/GUI scale , screen size doesn't mean anything.
DeadlyFire  +   846d ago
Sure, but at least it gets multiplayer back in it. Hard times dealing with side sites to get into a game these days HD will make it easy again to go online.

MSN Gaming Zone was the first game lobby system before XBL and all of that other stuff even gamespy I believe.

Some have issues with HD Resolutions on the old game on the newer versions of windows. So its a plus if all of those are fixed.
Swiggins  +   847d ago
Wololo!

My body is ready!
Tiqila  +   847d ago
looks identical to the classic game
Sizzon  +   847d ago
Omg, the nostalgia-LAN memories with friends :')

such a classic along with age of mythology!
Moncole  +   847d ago
Since it will be excluvivly for than than that mean no GFWL.
Letros  +   847d ago
Nice, Steam workshop support
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   847d ago
wtf its already in HD (1024p), and with mods you can play it up to 1080p
Moncole  +   847d ago
It has better textures now.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   847d ago
barely. Microsoft is milking this game
Moncole  +   847d ago
So than every HD collection Sony makes is milking the game.
WarThunder  +   847d ago
Im so getting this!
stragomccloud  +   847d ago
There goes my life again!
Simco876  +   847d ago
Just play SC
MrGunny94  +   847d ago
Back to Childhood!

COME ON E-SPORTS pick this up to go against SC2 let's go!
IIC0mPLeXII  +   847d ago
GOLD PLEASE
Lucreto  +   847d ago
I just want the game breaking cheats to be back. That damn car saved my live on more than one occasion.
MooseWI  +   847d ago
I have Age of Empires 3, I never played this one, should I pick this up? Maybe I should research it a little more.
DeadlyFire  +   846d ago
The answer is yes.

This game + Starcraft established RTS genre in multiplayer arena. Its one of a kind.

Single player is also awesome. If you like RTS then you need to play this. Its only a fraction of the cost of a new RTS game. Its worth it all around. :)
cyborg47  +   847d ago
Tease for Age 4?
CaptainPunch  +   846d ago
There goes my social life.
Kaiou  +   846d ago
Nice move MS , release age of empire on Steam (and not the windows store) for people to play and remember how awesome the game is, then at e3 announce a sequel for the Xbox720 that will feature full control using Kinect , and you have got the attention of the hardcore PC gamers toward your controversial device.

Age of Empires (working title) Xbox720 confirmed. mark this.
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DeadlyFire  +   846d ago
Possibly. Its system specs are reasonable for the rumored X720 specs. I would still want my mouse and keyboard though.
batbatz  +   846d ago
this is awesome news, out of nowhere, love the multi screen idea
ZOETY  +   846d ago
www.voobly.com will be Supporting Age of Empires II HD for online :)

Voobly Brings back the Old msn zone CD Rom games which the Wide Screen is Free and Anti-cheat is built in...

Game rangers has 100% Hackers..
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