Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Microsoft announces new Age of Empires game, Castle Siege

Microsoft has announced a new Age of Empires game, subtitled Castle Siege.

Castle Siege is developed by Smoking Gun Interactive, is published by Microsoft Studios, and launches in September for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

So while it'll work on a Windows 8 PC, Castle Siege is "built for touch", according to the official blurb - words which will do nothing to reassure fans of the much-loved PC strategy series that this latest effort is little more than a Clash of Clans-inspired spin-off. Microsoft's Age of Empires: Castle Siege website warns it "offers in-game purchases to accelerate gameplay".

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