Age of Empires: Castle Siege, a New Game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone
Article by George Norman
On 18 Sep 2014
Microsoft Studios and Smoking Gun Interactive are done working on Age of Empires: Castle Siege. Go get this game and play it on your Windows 8.1 device or on your Windows Phone. Join the siege and prove that you’re a siege genius, a tactical mastermind, and an empire-building prodigy.


Late this August, Microsoft Studios and Smoking Gung Interactive introduced a new game based on the popular Age of Empires series – Age of Empires: Castle Siege. Created for desktops powered by Windows 8 and mobile devices powered by Windows Phone 8, this fast-paced game has all the strategy and combat you’ve come to expect from Age of Empires. You can choose one of several civilizations, start with a modest castle and build a massive city, train an army and use it to fight off marauders and lay siege to enemy castles.

On Wednesday, September 17, the Age of Empires: Castle Siege game was released to the public. Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone users around the world can get the game for free and plat it with a mouse and keyboard or on a touch device.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege – Main Features
  • Build an empire – start with a castle and build a city, train armies and use them to defend yourself or to attack opponents, gather resources.
  • Multiple civilizations – you can pick one of six civilizations from the Medieval Era: Britons, Byzantines, Franks, Kievan Rus, Saracens, and Teutons.
  • Heroes – heroes like Richard the Lionheart are ready to be called upon. If you need to turn the battle in your favor, call a hero.
  • Historical battles – the game lets you play through 10 historical battles, like the Fall of Constantinople for example.
  • Leaderboards – forge an alliance with your Xbox Live friends, compete against other alliances, and make it to the top of the leaderboards.
  • Cross-platform play – since your game progress is saved to your Gamertag, you can switch from one Windows 8 device to another. You can play on your Windows 8 PC, tablet or Windows Phone 8.
Windows 8.1 users can get the game from Microsoft’s Windows Store.
Windows Phone users can get the game from Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store.

Additional information on Age of Empires: Castle Siege is available here.

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