Age of Empires Mobile on Android and iOS announced by Microsoft
After the release of Age of Empires mobile under the name of Return of Empire in China in March 2022 under the leadership of Tencent and TiMi Studios, Microsoft decided to look to the international market for AoE. You will therefore be able to discover a real mobile Age of Empires on your phone in the months to come. Let’s see together the information about AoE mobile that has been revealed so far.
Everything we know about AoE Mobile
Announced with a teaser of a few seconds, age of empires mobile reveals very little. In the image, we can see a castle overlooking a medieval village and a dirt road on which galloping knights advance.
Like Honor of Kings and Arena of Valor, the Chinese MOBA and its international version which complement each other, it could be thatMobile AoE be one global adaptation of the Chinese version on the phone. In this case, the gameplay will be centered around cities to control to earn points and different battlefields on which you can advance one of the six factions by choosing which one to belong to.
Almost 10 years ago, Microsoft publicly discussed its plans to adapt some of its major licenses (IPs) to telephones. When we know what the mobile market became, maybe they should have hurried to exit age of empires mobile decent given the constant interest of players for this timeless license.
They still published Age of Empires: Castle Siege on Windows Phone then AoE: World Domination which was never able to complete its soft launch. Microsoft Games’ choices were rather oriented towards a mix between RTS and Clash of Clans or lite strategy than to complex gameplay like that of the original PC game.
With the release of Age IV in 2021, a new era for the license has begun.
Then, in March 2022, AoE on phone debuted in Asia without any access for the rest of the world. Mix of Rise of Kingdoms and classic mechanics of the Microsoft title, Return to Empire is still in pre-registration elsewhere than in China on its official website.
Age of Empires Mobile release date
Without exact release date, Age of Empires Mobile was advertised as “coming soon” in the description of the official teaser video. We can therefore guess that we will not have to wait more than a few months before discovering a full gameplay trailer then get your hands on the game.
But until we have more information on the game, don’t let the hype overwhelm you since it will surely be free-to-play and a simple choice of economic model could deeply unbalance the mobile AoE experience. So, if you’re a fan of the license, don’t be impatient and take a few hours to test other mobile strategy games!