Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Launches October 19, 2017

Microsoft has announced the release date for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

The legendary strategy game is coming in high-definition glory to Windows PC (a Windows 10 exclusive) on October 19th. Featured above, you can view a new trailer showcasing the remaster’s visuals, from this year’s Gamescom expo.

Here are the key features in the remaster:

  • Fully remastered visuals in 4K UHD
  • New Zoom Levels
  • New and improved gameplay
  • Xbox Live multiplayer
  • Fully remastered soundtrack
  • Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome expansion

There’s some new features confirmed now as well:

  • Attack Move
  • 250-300 population cap​
  • Rally Points Basic
  • Rally Points Contextual (Intelligent Villagers)
  • Grid default key layout ​
  • Select Idle Military
  • Select Idle Villagers
  • Unit queueing
  • Right-click mouse scroll
  • And MORE!

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing the making of the upcoming remaster, as well as videos featuring its soundtrack, and the history of the series:

If you’re looking to pre-order the game, you can do so via its official website. In related news, Microsoft Studios also revealed Age of Empires IV, an entirely new sequel in the long-running strategy game franchise. You can read more about that here.

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