Finally we have an official announcement out from Microsoft regarding the existence of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, and what better place for it to be playable than E3 2019?
Tune in to the Microsoft Keynote presentation at #E32019, then come visit us on the show floor to be the first to play the new Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition! You can also share your E3 hype (and help wololo the world) using the #E3Empires hashtag! https://t.co/oHRFyKotOA— AgeOfEmpires (@AgeOfEmpires) June 3, 2019
Microsoft has taken to both their official Twitter page for Age of Empires, and the official website to announce that the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will be playable at this years E3. To accompany the announcement, Microsoft has said that on Sunday, June 9th they will be holding their own keynote at E3 where they will be "on the floor with Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!".
Looking more closely at the announcement on the website, Kevin VanderMeer mentions that "Attendees will be able to experience stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new, fully remastered soundtrack, and 4 new civilizations during an on-hands demo of the game." Now will these be 4 additional new civilizations? or will these just be the ones that are in the HD version of the game right now? If I was to take a guess, I would say that these are 4 new additional civilizations as this will give fans more of a reason to pick up the game.