Age of Empires: Castle Siege headed to Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 for 'free'

Microsoft's successful Age of Empires franchise will soon be getting a touch-centric version in the form of Castle Siege, which will be launched in September.

Age of Empires is one of the most popular real-time strategy game franchises on the PC and Microsoft has been looking to bring the game to its mobile platforms for quite some time. However, the Age of Empires: World Domination game which was set to launch on all mobile platforms has been delayed till the end of the year but another Age of Empires game, which would be called Age of Empires: Castle Siege, will land on the Windows and Windows Phone stores in September.

The game will feature all the essential features from the classic Age of Empires games and will include six medieval civilizations such as Britons, Teutons and Kievan Rus. On the multiplayer front, the game will support Xbox Live achievements and cross-platform gameplay with other Windows and Windows Phone users.

Users will be able to download the game for free, but Microsoft has mentioned that the game will have in-game purchases for "accelerated gameplay." The minimum download size is set to be 168 MB and Windows Phone users will need to be connected via Wi-Fi in order to download the game.

Microsoft is showcasing the Castle Siege's gameplay on Twitch today.

Source: Microsoft Studios via WPCentral | Images and video via Microsoft

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