Age of Empires: World Domination coming to the Big Three of mobile platforms this summer

Age of Empires: World Domination coming to the Big Three of mobile platforms this summer

Microsoft announced that Age ofEmpires: World Domination is coming this summer to Android, iOS, andWindows Phone. The real-time strategy game was previously revealed last July, so it'snot 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, EternalUprising, and Lord of the Dragons. Judging by the trailer, the newAOE title leaves zero doubt about its origins. For starters, there'sno trace of awkward 3D models and murky textures - KLab has opted forhand-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 theCelts, Huns, Franks, and Vikings through battles, and along the way,you will meet King Arthur, Cnut the Great, Joan of Arc, and Attilathe Hun. Now, we have to admit that the cartoonish graphics and thefocus on famous war heroes do give out some uncomfortable "modern daymobile gaming" vibes - you know, buy X amount of resources toadvance past this stage, buy N amount of currency to unlock Joanne'sepic sword of epicness, rate 5 stars to get in-game cash, etc. Let'shope that Age of Empires will be spared of ill-thought outmoneygrabs. Alas, it's not yet known whether the game will be paid,or "freemium".





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20 Comments

18. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA THE PIC THEY USED FOR THE ARTICLE LOL

16. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 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

15. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Oh yay, my favorite game of my childhood! I learned much of my knowledge of war from the campaigns

14. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

13. Lupy17

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Oioioio wololo

10. frickbot

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2014

I'm excited to try this, hopefully the controls aren't bad

9. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

The good old days

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Windows Phone belongs to the big three?

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yes.... Smallest of the big three, but big nonetheless. :)

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Will 'Marco polo' work here too ? :3

2. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

How do you turn this on

5. Moodi

Posts: 38; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol, i see what you did there.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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: Feb 26, 2014

lol yeah huns had no need to build homes which was really good

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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: Feb 26, 2014

Yess and french for awesome cannons (forgot their name) and chinese for archery

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

i loved this game back in 2003 .wondering how will it fare on mobile. hopefully better controls.

3. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Excited to hook up my PS4 controller to my phone for this.

12. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Why not just hook up a mouse? Wouldn't it make more sense for RTS games?

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