We’ve been hearing about a new Age of Empires game from Microsoft for tablets and smartphones for a while now and Microsoft has finally delivered on the promise today, releasing Age of Empires: Castle Siege on the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store.
“Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses.”
Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a universal app and comes with Xbox Live certification. What’s more, it’s free to download on either platforms. Also, it runs on devices with 512MB RAM as well. The game weighs close to 169MB for mobile, while 320MB for Windows (with better resolution textures for the larger displays).
For now, the game is exclusive to Microsoft’s platforms. We might see a console release in the future, but till then, Windows Phone users seem to have at least some bragging rights.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege : Windows Phone Store