Skip to main content

What’s New in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Alright Age Fans, we know that you just can’t wait to be able to play Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. Even though October 19th is less than 2 months from now it still feels like forever, so to tide you over until then we thought we’d get you a closer look into the making of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.  Check out the video below to learn how this game came to be!

Now it’s pretty impossible for us to pick a favorite part of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, but one of the things we are most excited to see, or rather hear, in the game has got to be the new music. A ton of work that has gone into updating the audio in AoE:DE, but still preserving the feel of the original game. It’s got completely new narration, 75 minutes worth of new fully orchestrated music cues, 350 character emotes, and 250 rebuilt sound effects! Take a peek behind the curtain in the video below to see what goes into the music in a game like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

Become an Age Insider!

Insiders unlock access to exclusive news, updates, and opportunities to provide feedback about future releases. Here are some of the perks:

  • Access to private forums where you can interact with Age developers
  • The chance to join exclusive beta opportunities through Steam and the Windows Store
  • Channels to provide feedback and inspire quality changes in your favorite Age titles