After the massive success that was Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, it’s no surprise that developer Forgotten Empires has chosen to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary by releasing a remastered version of Age of Empires II.
What we didn’t expect, however, was just how much content we’d get: The Definitive Edition includes the base game and every Age of Empires expansion to date for $19.99 – that’s over 20 years of content. That means you get 35 civilizations in total, equating to over 200 hours of content.
All that content is on top of the 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and The Last Khans expansion – which features three new campaigns and four new civilizations.
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It’s also worth noting that Forgotten Empires has introduced a host of quality-of-life features for the upcoming remastering such as reducing waiting times by being able to multitask or auto-farming, among other things. These updated features aim to gameplay smoother for longtime fans and newbies alike.
Encouraging new players to get into a series that’s over two decades old can be a challenge and the developers are under no illusion otherwise.
“It can be intimidating,” the game’s executive producer, Earnest Yuen, explained to us at E3 2019. “In addition to the original William Wallace Campaign, which is the tutorial, we are adding challenge tutorials that will bring you all the way from ‘how to hunt a boar without killing yourself to ‘this is how you build a castle as fast as possible.”…..Read More>>>