Microsoft has announced the upcoming release of Age of Empires: Castle Siege for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The company says it “brings a fast-paced experience to touch-based screens while delivering all the strategy and combat Age of Empires is renowned for”. Watch the trailer below.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege gives you a few civilizations to choose from, like Teutons and Britons, and is being made specifically with touch control in mind. You will take on ten historical battles, like the Fall of Constantinople.
Microsoft says the game will include the strategy and combat Age of Empires is known for, but it’s impossible to look at the trailer and not be reminded of the massive Clash of Clans. Undoubtedly, Age of Empires: Castle Siege will be a more casual game than previous entries in the series, but will it really have that ‘Age of Empires’ DNA?
When EA announced it was bringing the Dungeon Keeper series back for touchscreen devices last year, many people were very excited, but the game EA release angered gamers and reviewers alike. Taking its cues from Clash of Clans, the new Dungeon Keeper was a shell of its former self, and was ruined with poorly implemented micro-transactions. We can only hope that in bringing Age of Empires to touchscreen and mobile devices, developer Smoking Gun interactive doesn’t make the same mistakes.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege will be released in September 2014.
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