Microsoft seemingly looks soon discuss its remaster of Age of Empires II, given a newly-surfaced listing from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The U.S. rating organization has published an online listing for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the long-awaited revival of the iconic real-time strategy game.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has received a "Teen" rating in the U.S. attributed to blood and violence, alongside mild language. While first unveiled at Gamescom 2017 alongside Age of Empires IV, work on the project has remained silent, following the launch of its Windows 10 re-release of the first Age of Empires.
Age of Empires "exciting announcements" were initially slated for the March installment of Inside Xbox, its monthly live show for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC gaming news. While last month's stream passed with zero mention Age of Empires, a delay to its upcoming April 16 broadcast looks likely.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition brought significant changes to the classic in 2018, retaining familiar core gameplay, with various visual tweaks and 4K resolution. Similar enhancements are expected for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, with work on upgrades to the third title also to come.
A classic reborn
Welcome back to history.
If you managed to miss the original Age of Empires, this is your time to get stuck in. The Definitive Edition is an excellent nod to the classic title, with 4K resolution and other graphical improvements.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Microsoft Surface Cyber Monday Deals: Surface Pro 7 down to $600
Microsoft's Surface lineup has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Whether you're looking for the newest Surface Pro X or Pro 7 or are willing to settle for a previous generation at an even more discounted price, we've got all the best deals you're going to find around the 'net right here.
Need a new laptop to run VR? Here are the best devices out there now.
Using a laptop to power your VR system makes it easy to take it with you wherever you go. Not just any laptop is going to work for VR, though, so we rounded up your best options right here.
Join us LIVE for the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30PM ET
We're LIVE with the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30pm ET, make sure you're there!
Plow through enemies with these great beat 'em ups for Xbox
Feel the urge to unleash some pent up frustrations on armies of bad guys? Here are some of the best beat em' ups and hack n' slashes to bring your much-needed catharsis.