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Topic Subject:Microsoft working on Age of Empires 2 remake [April Fools]
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posted 04-01-12 07:28 AM EDT (US)         
The rumors were true! Microsoft is developing an Age of Empires II remake:
Robot Entertainment to develop remake for massively popular Games for Windows franchise.

REDMOND, Wash. -- April 1st, 2012 -- Pack your bags -- "Age of Empires® II" is coming back. Microsoft Studios, and Robot Entertainment today unveiled the first details about "Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Remake," remake for the top-selling "Age of Empires II" that arrives on Microsoft® Windows® 7 and 8™-based PCs this fall. The game will bring back classic civilizations, a host of new gameplay features, and an experienced developer that will provide the classic spin to a fan's favorite.

Players will experience firsthand the rich and historical influences of the Middle Ages while commanding their units and expanding their empire in the medieval world. The latest entry will be the second "Age of Empires" title developed by Robot Entertainment, the development studio responsible for the popular prequel "Age of Empires® Online."

"The success of 'Age of Empires Online' has given us the opportunity to expand the franchise further and offer a nostalgic perspective through this remake created by Robot Entertainemnt," said Bruce Shelley, game design consultant for Microsoft Studios. "We're delighted to have them work on this project with us and certain that they will deliver a great addition to the franchise."

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Together with this press release, they also teased the game with a screenshot.
posted 04-01-12 07:51 AM EDT (US)     1 / 15       
Microsoft would never do this. They hate their customers.
posted 04-01-12 08:11 AM EDT (US)     2 / 15       
haha good one :-)
posted 04-01-12 11:58 AM EDT (US)     3 / 15       
Haha, I completely for got about those April 1st jokes...

This one was too cruel!

[This message has been edited by EaglePrince (edited 04-01-2012 @ 12:05 PM).]

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posted 04-01-12 02:48 PM EDT (US)     4 / 15       
Son of a b...

posted 04-01-12 03:24 PM EDT (US)     5 / 15       
I took it hook, line, and sinker.

posted 04-01-12 04:03 PM EDT (US)     6 / 15       
Happy 1st of april!
posted 04-01-12 04:50 PM EDT (US)     7 / 15       
Hah had me too
HG Alumnus
posted 04-01-12 05:20 PM EDT (US)     8 / 15       
I came here looking for April Fools Day pranks and still found myself hoping this one was true...

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posted 04-01-12 05:20 PM EDT (US)     9 / 15       
You got me. Man, graphics looked awesome and everything--I was starting to salivate over tactics, too!
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posted 04-01-12 07:11 PM EDT (US)     10 / 15       
Was gonna say that finally Maffia did an april fools joke. Then I read the poster's name lol.

c'mon Maffia! Show us your funny side!

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posted 04-01-12 10:47 PM EDT (US)     11 / 15       

Edit: Oh damn it's April Fools...

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posted 04-02-12 01:12 AM EDT (US)     12 / 15       
I completely believed it until I saw the screenshot. Not cool man

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posted 04-02-12 01:58 AM EDT (US)     13 / 15       
lol that screenshot completely gave it away
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posted 04-02-12 04:48 AM EDT (US)     14 / 15       
c'mon Maffia! Show us your funny side!
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posted 04-02-12 05:01 AM EDT (US)     15 / 15       
StrategicJoeL saved me by posting another 1st of april joke on agecomm. Coz of that I kinda expected it to be a joke and didnt fall for it :-)
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