This is definitely some news that is going to bring a smile to the faces of folks who remember when Age of Empires was one of the best civilization building games out there, right up with Civilization, and before it was turned into the joke called Age of Empires Online.
On April 9th Hidden Path Entertainment will be launching a completely remastered version of the 1999 classic with support for 1080p monitors, as well as multi-monitor support. The game is being released through Steam which means that along with all the original campaigns plus the ones from the Conquerors expansion it will come with the usual Steam goodies.
This includes leaderboards, Steam Cloud support, Steam achievements, and multiplayer support.
Age of Empires II HD will be available on Steam for $19.99 but if you preorder before its April 9th launch date you can get an additional 10% discount.
I’m marking this one on the calendar as a must have for my pennies jar as Age of Empires was one of my favorite games.