Well, here’s something of a surprise: Microsoft have just announced that a High Definition of the classic Age of Empires II will be arriving on Steam on April 9th, although those who choose to pre-purchase the game will be able to access it on April 5th.
As you would sort of expect, Age of Empires II HD Edition will feature 1080p support and new textures. Along with that it’ll include every campaign from the Conquerors expansion and multiplayer, so you’re getting quite a bit of game for your money.
Full Steam integration also means that the game will include Achievements, Cloud support, leaderboards and Steam Workshop support.
So, if you’ve never played Age of Empires II and want to see what all the fuss was about, you’re in luck. As for the rest of us, it’s going to be hard to resist picking up this better looking version.
This HD re-release is being made by Hidden Path Entertainment. The minimum system specifications required to run the game can be found below.
Minimum System Requirements:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 Pro
- Steam Software Platform
- 900×600 minimum display resolution
- Direct X 9 Capable GPU
- 1.2GHz CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 2GB HDD