Microsoft have announced the release of an Age of Empires II HD Edition. Re-imagined by Hidden Path Entertainment, this release is limited to Steam users. It becomes available for all non-pre-purchasers on 9 April, 2013 and costs $19.99 USD.

The (partial) remake features graphical enhancements, widescreen support, Steam Workshop integration, Achievements, more multiplayer options and netcode improvements.

A Comparison (From PC Gamer)

Original, Click to enlarge

HD Edition at 1920×1080, Click to enlarge

Minimum System Requirements:

   Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 Pro
   900x600 minimum display resolution
   Direct X 9.0c+ GPU
   1.2GHz CPU
   1GB RAM
   2GB HDD

Further information

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Details, FAQs and developer diaries:

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