Introducing Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Microsoft Studios are Smoking Gun Interactive are pleased to announce Age of Empires: Castle Siege!

Are you an Empire-Building Prodigy? A Siege Genius? A Tactical Mastermind? Then “Join the Siege”. New to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Age of Empires: Castle Siege brings a fast-paced experience to touch-based screens while delivering all the strategy and combat Age of Empires is renowned for. Choose from one of several civilizations, expand your castle into a massive city, defend your walls against marauding empires and, when your newly trained army is ready, lay siege to other castles built by online opponents.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege features:

- Empire-Building for those on the go: From building your castle into an impressive city, accumulating your resources to keep your fortress and your lands safe, to training your armies to both defend and attack your enemies, Castle Siege is built for you to enjoy the expansiveness of an Age of Empires game with the speed and simplicity of touch-based gaming.

- Built for Touch: Now all your strategizing, empire-building and sieging is controlled by the simple swipe of your finger. Drag paths on the touchscreen to command units directly in battle. Using this tactical control to counter your opponents’ defenses is crucial to victory.

- Connect with your Xbox Live Friends: Forge alliances with your Xbox Live friends, compete against other alliances for prized ‘crown count’, and fight your way to the top of the leaderboards.

- Recruit The Greatest Heroes: when times get tough, it’s time to call up heroes. From Richard the Lionheart to Charlemagne, Castle Siege will allow you to deploy them to turn the battle in your favor.

- Cross-platform play only on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: If you have multiple Windows 8 devices, no matter. Your game progress is always saved to your Gamertag. Furthermore, you can battle friends across platforms, so any Windows 8 PC, tablet or Windows Phone 8 can join the siege.

- Several civilizations to choose from: Age of Empires: Castle Siege starts off with six civilizations from the Medieval Era, including Britons, Teutons and Kievan Rus. Each civilization has upwards of six unique “cultural units”, along with cavalry and trebuchets equipment.

- Recreate Famous Historical Battles: play through 10 historical battles, including the Siege of Marienburg and the Fall of Constantinople.

Join the siege this September, and tune into www.twitch.tv/ageofempires today at 1 PM Pacific/GMT-7 for a live gameplay preview with the developers!



  • Chupon

    Will this be Live enabled?

    • http://www.ageofempires.com/blog/?author=12 Garmonbozi81

      You will log in with your Live account. The blog states, “Connect with your Xbox Live Friends: Forge alliances
      with your Xbox Live friends, compete against other alliances for prized
      ‘crown count’, and fight your way to the top of the leaderboards.”

  • Jão Macedo

    1 GB RAM ? Or 512 MB?

    • edenxio


      • http://www.inteheltfel.se/ inteheltfel

        That’s the size of the game. I think Jão want’s to know if this can run on 512MB RAM phones (like the Lumia 520) or if it requires 1 GB of RAM.

  • Martin Toney

    Can we just, ‘not’ make this a thing? Please? For all that’s holy and otherwise, please please don’t let this take off.

    • TV Junkie

      Well, I didn’t see it specifically stated above, but I would suspect that you can simply *not* get it.

  • phnX

    So its a Windows 8 app?

  • Dirk Diggler

    I already have this game on my iPad, its called Clash of Clans.

  • Kevin Bolander

    Sounds sweet

    • Joe

      We’ll have none of that ‘positive’ talk about our Microsoft on this ‘ere interwebs.

  • Adrian Werner

    I guess Microsoft is eager to recreate the “success” Elecronic Arts had with mobile Dungeon Keeper. Jeez. It’s sad that damn Sony is bigger and better supporter of PC gaming than Microsoft is.

    • Jen Jackson

      what ? are you talking about SOE ? cause them the other games sony makes for pc.

      • Adrian Werner

        Yes. SOE regularly makes high profile big budgeted PC centric title. Meanwhile the most Microsoft is capable these days are mobile titles.

  • Xrystian Vacha

    I wish it was for google play I would be up on this game and live battles yes!

  • tehbigone

    I hope the text isn’t horribly tiny and unreadable like other games like this on Windows Phone platform

  • http://www.jackpipsam.blogspot.com Mark Davenport

    I miss Age of Empire Online even more now.

  • Gazmaster3D

    I was excited to hear this news then found out you can pay to speed up in game progression. That is an immediate red flag and whilst I will keep an eye on this i’m not hopeful of a positive outcome.

  • Hakk

    “Offers in game purchases to accelerate gameplay.” Bollocks with that then.

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