Nearly two years ago, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) was revealed for Windows 10 alongside Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. We've heard nothing since, but it seems like news may be imminent soon. ESRB, or the Entertainment Software Rating Board to give them their full name, has rated the former title for Windows PC, meaning it is at least still in existence. In the process, they also dropped a brief description of the game and the reason for its Teen rating:
This is a real-time strategy game in which players control empires from the Dark Age through the Imperial Age. From an overhead perspective, players complete campaigns, build structures, gather resources, and command/deploy military units (e.g., infantry, horsemen, war elephants) against nearby civilizations. Players can zoom in on military units, while they use swords, bows, and cannons to eliminate enemy forces and structures; battles are accompanied by weapon clashes, cries of pain, and explosions. Some battlefields depict impaled soldiers on spikes, and a handful of cutscenes depict images of soldiers impaled by arrows. One still-image sequence shows a large bloodstain on the ground along with blood splatter on parchment. The word “bastard” is heard in the game.
More news was promised for Age of Empires in last month's Inside Xbox episode, before the running order was changed and it was excluded completely. Will we hear more in tomorrow's episode? While it hasn't been named in the running order, there are "several surprises" being teased. As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) achievements.