What you need to know

  • Age of Empires II Definitive Edition set to launch this Fall.
  • Beta signups now open.
  • Joining Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Christmas in June is here for Age of Empires fans, as a new trailer has debuted at E3 2019 for a brand new remaster.

Age of Empires II Definitive Edition is headed our way later this year with an all new campaign, 4K visuals and a remastered soundtrack. One of the most played games of its kind, Age of Empires II DE is going to be a big deal for a lot of people.

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There will be a beta ahead of its launch and you can signup for that right now. It'll also be launched as part of Xbox Game Pass, which is even more awesome.

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