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News video games 26 April 2023, 11:57

author: Adrian Werner

We Know When Ancient Rome Returns to Age of Empires 2 [UPDATE]

We've learned the release date for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome, a DLC that will add ancient empires to the popular RTS.

A teaser of the DLC has debuted online. It did not lack a few scenes with actual gameplay. You can find it below.

Microsoft has revealed the release date of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome, the next DLC for the remake of the popular historical RTS.

  1. The DLC will debut on May 16, this year.
  2. On that day, the DLC will hit PC and Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles.
  3. The information released about the expansion so far is very modest. All we know is that it will introduce ancient civilizations to the game.
  4. Fans speculate that the new nations will include Romans (they are confirmed), Egyptians and Babylonians.
  5. These speculations are based on the only image released so far from the DLC (above), which shows representatives of these very empires.

Recall that Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition debuted in 2019 on PC. In turn, Xbox console ports were released in January this year. The remake proved so popular that the work on new expansions for it began. So far, three expansions have been released - Lords of the West, Dawn of the Dukes and Dynasties of India.

The creation of new DLC is not surprising. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is currently one of the most popular RTS games on the market. Yesterday, at the hottest time of the day, the game was played on Steam by 24,557 people simultaneously. For comparison - Friday's activity record of Age of Empires IV was 13 535 concurrent players.

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Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.


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