Age of Empires: World Domination coming to Android this summer

by: Andrew GrushApril 11, 2014

The ‘Age of Empires’ series is finally makes its move over to the world of mobile, thanks to a collaborative effort between Microsoft and Japanese-based Klab.

I still remember the first time I opened up that jewel case, took out the CD and promptly started loading up Ages of Empires onto my 75MHz Pentium-powered Compaq Pressario with the measly 8MB RAM. A lot has changed since my childhood days of playing Age of Empires, both in my life and in the world of technology. Still, some passions never die, and to this day I still enjoy the entire series and occasionally will still play around with Age of Empires III.

For fans like myself, you’ll be happy to know that the series is finally making its way over to the world of mobile, the form of Age of Empires: World Domination. Not a lot of details have been revealed about World Domination just yet, though Microsoft and Klab have announced the game will land on Android sometime this summer. There’s also a sneak-peak trailer, which you can see above.

While the trailer gives a vibe that’s (at least in my opinion) much more anime/cartoonish than the original, the little bits of in-game play that you can see suggests that at least the RTS style gameplay appears to still be in-tact. Now here’s to hoping that Microsoft does its best to stick to the gameplay mechanics and overall feel of the desktop series, instead of bringing us a mess that’s littered with in-app purchases (Dungeon Keeper?).

For now at least, I remain cautiously optimistic and look forward to giving the game a try. What do you think, interested in an Age of Empires spin-off for mobile? Plan on picking this one up, provided Microsoft does the game justice?

  • interstellarmind

    Only if it’s an open sandbox map.

  • Made my day!

  • barbarian19

    It will definitely come with ads or IAP, that’s the advantage of mobile game. Mindset of game developer these days.
    Dev targeting android will almost always utilizing ads and IAP. Dev targeting premium game will preferably launch for console, vita/3ds, or Steam pc first.

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Finaly… Yay!!!!

  • truth_cutz

    Can’t we just pay 4.99 and be done with it?? Please don’t beat me over the head with all the IAP’s

  • wezi427

    I’ve always been a fan of the series. Like other’s have said about IAP’s, that will annoy the hell out of me. I’m still going to give it a shot, but I’d rather pay a premium to avoid that hassle.

  • The Big Black BLOCK!! ‘ ‘

    Well how else are they going to make money on a great game like this? IAP’s are the way of the mobile movement.

  • me

    to beat iap get lucky patch or freedom