Age of Empires: World Domination coming to the Big Three of mobile platforms this summer
Microsoft announced that Age of Empires: World Domination is coming this summer to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. The real-time strategy game was previously revealed last July, so it's not a stretch to assume that it will come out exactly one year later.
AOE: WD is developed by Japan's KLab, also behind games such as Fantastic Eleven, Crystal Casters, Eternal Uprising, and Lord of the Dragons. Judging by the trailer, the new AOE title leaves zero doubt about its origins. For starters, there's no trace of awkward 3D models and murky textures - KLab has opted for hand-painted, two-dimensional graphics, which look a tad too sweet, but then again, this is an all-ages game. Literally.
In addition, the game will let you lead the Celts, Huns, Franks, and Vikings through battles, and along the way, you will meet King Arthur, Cnut the Great, Joan of Arc, and Attila the Hun. Now, we have to admit that the cartoonish graphics and the focus on famous war heroes do give out some uncomfortable "modern day mobile gaming" vibes - you know, buy X amount of resources to advance past this stage, buy N amount of currency to unlock Joanne's epic sword of epicness, rate 5 stars to get in-game cash, etc. Let's hope that Age of Empires will be spared of ill-thought out moneygrabs. Alas, it's not yet known whether the game will be paid, or "freemium".
1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2640; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
i loved this game back in 2003 .wondering how will it fare on mobile. hopefully better controls.
3. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)
Excited to hook up my PS4 controller to my phone for this.
12. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
Why not just hook up a mouse? Wouldn't it make more sense for RTS games?
11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2640; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Aegis. Lol. I always used to choose brits and huns or persians. But it was conquerers expansion. This is world domination.
17. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
lol yeah huns had no need to build homes which was really good
19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2640; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Yeah Huns for no homes. Brits for awesome longbows, Persians for cool camels and sarcacens for Mighty navy.
20. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
Yess and french for awesome cannons (forgot their name) and chinese for archery
7. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1696; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Yes.... Smallest of the big three, but big nonetheless. :)
8. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The original Age of Empires was one of only a handful of games I could get to play on my second computer. (Windows 98, 200 MHz processor, 2GB hard drive space, RAM in an amount that would probably make me weep if I knew what it was). I was just thinking about it the other day. The resource collection, how stupidly scarce gold was, the hilarious way bodies had a decay animation, the silly sound effects (tell me you didn't laugh when you listened to the priests) and the endless tech trees. I was a master at building small maxed out groups of units, having them fight to the last man, then sending in an identical group to finish the job. One of my favorite minimalist setups was a single catapult, a priest to heal everyone, and two heavy calvary. The catapult would take care of buildings and most slow units, and the calvary would rush in to cut down priests and fast moving enemies.
The best part of the game by far was the cheat codes, though. The Nuke Troopers were the freaking best. Two or three of them could take down even the most ridiculously difficult enemy civilizations.
10. frickbot (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Mar 2014)
I'm excited to try this, hopefully the controls aren't bad
14. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Sorry guys, but it looks like garbage. I grew up on the series, and I hardly see any age of empires in this game. Just greed.
15. Neo_Huang (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
Oh yay, my favorite game of my childhood!
I learned much of my knowledge of war from the campaigns
16. gigantos (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
Idk how well Microsoft devs studied history while in high school, but Joan of Arc doesn't belong to Franks 'civilization'. She lived in High Medieval France, while Franks was an kingdom in Early Middle Ages. The time error is at least 4 centuries and even Franks and French are not the same people. Lol
18. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE PIC THEY USED FOR THE ARTICLE LOL