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Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition release date set for November 14

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What you need to know

  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition has a release date, currently set for November 14, 2019
  • The game features 4K support and new graphics, higher unit limited, new factions and more.
  • It's coming to both the Microsoft Store and Steam, with cross-platform play.
  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is $20 on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

At Inside Xbox for Gamescom 2019, the Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition release date was announced: the game is aiming to release on November 14, 2019. It's coming to both the Microsoft Store and Steam, with full cross-platform play between the two versions.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition has everything players fell in love with in the base game but expanded to new levels. The unit limit is higher than ever, there's full 4K support, new graphics and animations that allow for better destruction and more. There's a remastered soundtrack and a new campaign called "The Last Khans" which adds 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations for players to use in their wars of conquest. The game is included in Xbox Game Pass for PC, which is also a part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

If you'd like another look at the game, you can take a look at the E3 2019 trailer right here.

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Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • And still no AoE IV news. Thought we were supposed to hear something.
  • im not as excited for this as I was for aoe de. I didn't play 2 as much as a teen. I didn't have the computer that supported it back then. so I just didn't buy it.
  • Did they actually bother to improve pathfinding this time around or is it going to be just as horrible as AoE DE?