Microsoft is in the middle of a "soft launch" for its iPhone and iPad version of Age of Empires: Castle Siege. The game is currently available for Canadian residents to download and play. The game was first launched as a Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 exclusive in September 2014 and is based loosely on the classic Age of Empires PC real-time strategy game series.
This new game is more like Clash of Clans than the original Age of Empires, as players build up their fortress to defend it against attackers. Here's a brief description:
Since this is a soft launch, it may take a few weeks or months for the iPhone and iPad version of the game to be released to the rest of the world. Microsoft previously launched two of its Halo mobile games, Spartan Strike and Spartan Assault, for iOS in April
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What? We Canadians actually get something before everyone else?!
That's not possible, it must be a human error or something! So on behalf of all of Canada, I apologies for the inconvenience ;¬)
It's more common than you'd think. A lot of iOS games come to Canada first so bugs can be squashed and feedback gathered in a region similar to the primary target ('Murica).
> This new game is more like Clash of Clans than the original Age of Empires, as players build up their fortress to defend it against attackers. Here's a brief description: :( bummer! I am still hoping for a new age of empires sometime.
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