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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Discussion in 'Gamer's Hub' started by pyf, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. pyf

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    Team Forgotten Empires and Microsoft are currently developing a remastered version of Age of Empires.

    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition was announced at the June 2017 PC Gaming Show at E3, for later release this year in 2017.




    "20 years after its launch, Microsoft is proud to announce the Definitive Edition of the original Age of Empires. Fully remastered with 4k graphics, re-orchestrated soundtrack, major gameplay improvements, new narrative, Xbox Live multiplayer and achievements, the Definitive Edition brings back the classic game and its Rise of Rome expansion."


    According to PhatFish of Age of Empires Heaven, some of the features Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will have are:

    - All-new graphics & artwork
    - Multiplayer
    - Remastered soundtrack
    - Remastered sound effects
    - Completely revamped UI
    - The good old campaigns with proper spit and polish
    - Enhanced narration
    - Countless balance adjustments
    - New terrains & scenario editor objects
    - Classic Mode (meaning, the original 1997 experience)
    - Plenty a-wololo

    PhatFish also says that "all the original campaigns from both AoE and RoR are available and even the trial campaigns are included, complete with new voice acting. The balance changes are supposedly based on UPatch, though this is unconfirmed. Aside from the inclution of the lovely scenario editor (which loads and plays all your old custom works!), new terrains and objects will be added (new trees and embellishment, perhaps?). Next to the enhanced mode you can play the game in it's original style as well using classic mode."

    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition should also support backwards compatibility.


    Official site:
    Age of Empires: Definitive Edition - Age of Empires

    Media Gallery:
    Media - Age of Empires

    How to become a tester of the closed beta version of the game:
    Age of Empires Insider Program - Age of Empires
     
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    Age of Rehashes.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Atleast it's not like Age of Empire II HD... is it?
     
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    What do you mean?
     
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    AoE2HD is good and this is going to be awesome.
     
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    Indeed, it's been so long since I had interest in playing AoE1 rather than AoE2. This is a good opportunity.
     
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    @Naze: you never installed UPatch HD? Maybe it is because you do not own Rise of Rome / AoE Gold / AoE Collector's Edition?
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017
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    Can't wait for this to come out later this year!
     
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    No...
    ...yes! =P
     
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    In order to coincide with the exact 20-year anniversary of the original game, AoE: Definitive Edition will be released on October 19, 2017.


    New slightly extended trailer:

     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017