Today, during an Age of Empires livestream to celebrate the series’ twentieth anniversary, a new trailer for Age of Empire: Definitive Edition was unveiled, highlighting all of this remaster’s awesome upgrades to the classic historical RTS. While this video is quite similar to reveal trailer for the most part, at the end a release date is revealed: October 19. That is two decades and four days after the original game released.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is quite the remaster, adding fully remastered 4K visuals to make the game look better, an increased population limit to make battles more epic, enhanced pathfinding, better destruction technology, more zoom levels, an expanded UI, and a remastered orchestral soundtrack. It seems even more robust the Age of Empires II HD, and has me eager to jump back in due to these enhancements.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will also be getting a Closed Beta which begins tomorrow, August 22. You can sign up for it here. In order to sign up, you must be 18 years old and have an Xbox Live account, but getting in the Closed Beta will also enter you into the Age of Empires Insider program, in which you can get exclusive updates on the development of the game, and give the developers feedback through surveys.
You can check out the new trailer below, courtesy of Windows. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is set to release on PC on October 19.