E3 2017: First Age of Empires Will see a 4k re-release

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Publisher Microsoft will release a new edition of the classic strategy game Age of Empires later this year. The new version will be released exclusive for Windows 10 and supports resolutions up to 4k.

Microsoft made the announcement at the PC Gaming Show which was held Monday at the E3 game exhibition. The re-release, will be called "Age of Empires: Definitive Edition" enhances the ability to zoom out further as well. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition features 4K support, an re-orchestrated soundtrack, a brand-new narrative, and the Rise of Rome expansion for a total of 16 civilisations to play and 10 campaigns to conquer.

Released back in 1997, the original Age of Empires (Ensemble studios) threw armies from Europe, Africa, and Asia against each other in time periods stretching from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, with the Roman Empire added via an expansion. Although its historical theme was similar to that of Civilization, Age of Empires' real-time battles made it a very different game.

The Definitive Edition supports multiplayer via Microsoft's Xbox Live platform. An exact release date for the game is still missing however checking back, on 15 October the original was publiched precisely twenty years ago. Microsoft later in the year will make further announcements about the upcoming anniversary of the series of the classic strategy game Age of Empires. 

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