Microsoft may have pulled the plug from the Age of Empires Online, but the game fans may have another thing to look forward too, especially if they are in possession of a Windows Phone handset. Microsoft announced a touch-based version of the game will hit the Windows and Windows Phone store in September, and it's here. Age of Empires Castle Siege is now available in the Windows Phone Store.
The game takes you back to the middle ages where you can choose a side, such as Briton, Byzantines, Teutons, etc., create a city, protect it with walls, deploy defenses, gather massive armies, raid other cities and more. As you move on with the game, you get to hire heroes from the past such as the likes of Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc.
"Age of Empires Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses," the app description reads.
The game comes with Xbox Live integration, and requires users to sign in with their Microsoft account to play. Head over to the Windows Phone Store and grab the game -- it's available for free.