Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Age of Empires Online Launches August 16

Age of Empires Online will be released on August 16, one year after it was officially announced. The free-to-play strategy allows players to assume the role of either the Greeks or Egyptians and promises more than 40 hours of gameplay without ever dropping a dime on microtransactions.

The game is a major departure from previous Age of Empires titles. Previously known as Project Spartan, players have a persistent city that can be built up when not playing through traditional real-time-strategy missions. It had been in development at Robot Entertainment but Microsoft suddenly revealed in February that Gas Powered Games was taking over, claiming it was "the plan for some time."

The game will be available through the official website and at retail. The latter option includes the exclusive Greek Pack containing the premium Greek civilization; Windy's Wild Widgets Store, a retail-only store; a hotkey reference guide; plus a poster and cards. Even if you buy it at retail, you'll still be downloading the game -- the front of the box labels it as a digital download which, besides being redundant, isn't a surprise given the game's online focus.

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