Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced

Microsoft has announced Age of Empires: Castle Siege, an all new entry in the RTS series.

It’s being made for Windows 8 computers and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, with controls designed for touchscreens. The gameplay promises to be more fast-paced than some of the other Age of Empires titles, and the graphics are also a lot more cartoonish. Microsoft promises that the game will still deliver all the strategy and combat that fans love, with players building and expanding their fortresses and defending them against invading armies. You can take on other players, and best of all, there will be cross-platform support between the desktop and mobile versions.

You should know that there will be in-app purchases. The MMO game Age of Empires Online, which recently shut down, also had micro-transactions.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege will launch next month, although a precise release date has yet to be named.

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