More than 20 years after its initial release, Age of Empires 2 finally makes its way to consoles, along with the more recent Age of Empires 4.
As announced during the Age of Empires 25th Anniversary broadcast today, we know that Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will launch on Xbox consoles on January 31, 2023, with Age of Empires 4 coming later in the same year. I was.
You also get the Age of Mythology Retold, the definitive version of the original 2002 Age of Mythology. The game is currently in development with “updated graphics, features, and more,” but there are no details on when it will finally show up.
Other announcements during the presentation included the Age of Empires teaser for mobile, the launch of Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition, and the Anniversary Update with new civilizations, challenges, achievements and features.
It will definitely be interesting to see how well the classic RTS series translates to consoles, both in the more retro (spiffed up) format and the more modern Age of Empires 4. Last year’s review said it really excelled “when you wander outside your comfort zone.”
Age of Mythology, on the other hand, has high hopes for Retold, calling it “a true crown jewel of the genre and a benchmark that won’t be surpassed anytime soon.”
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. you can find her on her twitter @duck valentine.